The Garden appoints Interim Director
2nd October 2009
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The National Botanic Garden of Wales has appointed Mark Kerr as Interim Director.

Mark takes up his role from today (Wednesday).

He is from a Royal Navy and local-government background and is looking forward to working at the Garden. He said: “It is a really wonderful and exciting place. My first task is to get to know the Garden and all the staff and volunteers here – I’m looking forward to the job immensely.”

Chair of Trustees Rob Jolliffe says the Garden is very lucky to have secured the services of someone of Mark’s calibre: “He is a first-rate operator, a good leader and excellent manager - and we are all looking forward to working with him.

“Part of his role in the coming months will be to help trustees find a permanent successor.”     
From 2004 to 2009, Mark Kerr was Chief Executive of Powys County Council, responsible for 12,000 staff. Before that he was Director General of Human Resources (Royal Navy) in the rank of rear admiral.

Mark, who is married with two children and lives in Brecon, replaces Kevin Lamb who left the Garden earlier this month after three years in charge.

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