Butterfly Conservation Deputy Chief Executive Julie Williams has been announced as the charity's Acting Chief Executive.


Julie, who has worked at Butterfly Conservation (BC) for more than 16 years in a variety of senior roles, will take over from her predecessor Dr Martin Warren in January 2017. 

Butterfly Conservation Chair, Dr Jim Asher said: "We are delighted to announce that Julie Williams has accepted the role of Acting Chief Executive for a period of one year, with a handover from Martin in December and with full effect from January 2017.

Julie Williams and Dr Martin Warren"Julie will be asked to build on Martin’s work and to drive forward and deliver BC’s strategy, with a major focus on delivery of our conservation priorities."

Julie said: "I'm thrilled and excited to be carrying on Martin's great work of leading this fantastic organisation. I would also like to wish Martin a long and happy retirement."

Martin steps down after a hugely successful career with the charity spanning more than 23 years.