At the last meeting of Council Jonathan Hewitt was elected Chair of the Society to replace outgoing Chair Chris Redfern. Jonathan has been a Trustee of the Society for 11 years and his main interests are in ornithology and botany. Jonathan is a recently retired solicitor and brings much experience to the role.
Thank you to Dr Chris Redfern for all his work as Chair of the Society for the last six years. Chris will be continuing his work as Council Member and Section Lead for bird ringing, editor of Northumbrian Naturalist, work on the Farne Islands, such as the Arctic Tern migration project and role on the Gosforth Park Nature Reserve Management Committee.