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‘Pivotal time for our planet’ says CAT’s new chief executive

The new chief executive officer of the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) near Machynlleth says he is joining the educational charity at “a pivotal time for our planet”.

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Currently CEO at the Bradgate Park Trust, a conservation charity, Peter Tyldesley has substantial experience in leadership and management, both directly and through his non-executive roles on charity and partnership boards.

His previous roles include a range of appointments in Wales, including with Brecon Beacons National Park.

He takes up his new role in early September and brings to CAT a strong personal commitment to sustainability and the environment, as well as to education.


“Having been a supporter of CAT’s work for many years, I am honoured and excited to be joining the organisation at a pivotal time for our planet,” said Mr Tyldesley.

“If we are to tackle dangerous climate change and other pressing environmental issues, we need to urgently roll out solutions. I’m looking forward to joining such a forward-looking and visionary organisation and helping to inspire change.”

Announcing the appointment, CAT’s chair of trustees, Mick Taylor said: “CAT’s environmental education and research work has never been more important, with the need for urgent action on climate change making it essential that more people gain knowledge, skills and understanding in environmental solutions.

“Peter’s leadership experience and commitment to sustainability make him ideally placed to lead the organisation at this crucial time.”