Matt Easter is the new Chief Executive of The Trent Rivers Trust. He takes up the role on 6 May 2020.

Joining the Trust Matt continues a career of over 20 years working in environmental sustainability. Most recently Sustrans’ Midlands and East Director he has considerable experience working and leading in the charitable sector.

The appointment of The Trent Rivers Trust’s first full time CEO reflects our recent growth and successes. Outgoing CEO Chloe Palmer led the Trust for nearly 8 years, expanding our work, impact and team, bringing huge benefits for the Trent’s rivers, streams and wetlands.

Matt Easter said:

“I am excited and privileged to be leading the work of The Trent Rivers Trust as its new CEO. It is a great opportunity for me to build on the excellent reputation and expertise of the Trust in improving the water quality and wider environment of the River Trent, its tributaries and the wider catchment area.

“The Trust has so many projects having real positive environmental impacts working with many committed partners and communities and I look forward to leading this work into the future.”

Mark Owen, chairman of The Trent Rivers Trust, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Matt as our new Chief Executive. With a personal and professional commitment to environmental sustainability, he brings extensive experience in partnership working and community engagement – vital for the Trust’s work.

“Matt has been involved with a wide variety of transformational environmental regeneration projects and has extensive charity and public sector experience.

“He joins as we thank Chloe Palmer for her exceptional tenure as CEO. Chloe’s legacy is an organisation in great shape: stronger and more effective than when she took up the role nearly eight years ago.

“Matt is a welcome appointment as our first full-time CEO as we continue our vital work for the River Trent and its tributaries to be rich in wildlife, habitats, landscape and historic features, now and in the future.”