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FSC appoints Mark Castle OBE as next CEO

Field Studies Council (FSC) has appointed Mark Castle OBE to be its next CEO, with Mark taking up the role in February 2018.

Mark Castle OBE is currently CEO at Victim Support and was previously CEO at the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC). Mark had previously held the CEO role at the Association of Police Authorities (APA), which he joined directly from the Army following a 31-year career.

Mark was awarded the OBE in 2004 and later roles included redeveloping Army corporate communications and personnel strategy. In his final Army role, Mark mentored Iraqi Interior Ministry Minsters and officials and worked closely with the Iraqi police advising them on measures designed to boost public confidence and tackle corruption.

As the first CEO of the APCC, Mark secured the funding and commitment from all 41 Police and Crime Commissioners following their elections in 2012.


President of FSC, Professor Tim Burt said: “We are delighted that Mark is joining the FSC. He brings with him not only a wealth of knowledge and vast experience of frontline service delivery, but a passion for environmental issues. Mark’s vision, energy and leadership will drive our charity onto even greater success in the future. This will build superbly on the fantastic legacy of Rob Lucas, our retiring CEO, who has been an outstanding leader in the environmental charity sector.”

Speaking about his new role, Mark Castle OBE commented: “I am excited to be joining the team at FSC. Inspiring people of all ages to immerse themselves in the natural world and to cultivate their appreciation and understanding of it, has clear benefits not only for their health and well-being but for sustaining and protecting the environment as well.”

“The FSC has staff with clear passion for what they do, a proud history and a galvanising and forward-thinking ambition. I hope that through my commitment and experience, I can help the remarkable team at the FSC achieve this vision.”

Tuesday, January 23, 2018