This is an archived press release
Monday 18 August 2014
The Peak District National Park wishes to announce that Jim Dixon, its chief executive officer for the last 11 years, has decided to take his career to the next level and has resigned in order to take up new roles.
Lesley Roberts, chair of the Peak District National Park commented: "Jim has been an excellent chief executive and has contributed to the significant improvements in how the national park has been managed in the last decade. Jim has continued to manage the national park in the pioneering spirit that is the Peak District National Park's reputation."
Jim Dixon said: "I have reached a point in my career where I wish to take up new opportunities and fresh challenges. The time feels right for me to make the move and concentrate on my portfolio of activities in consultancy, media, and non-executive senior roles. I am not retiring, I am extending my experience beyond national parks.
"Thirty years ago my first job was picking up litter as a countryside ranger, I am now CEO of Britain's first national park. The next step for me is to move up to non-executive advisory roles."
Jim will formally finish his role on 31 December 2014. However, the recruitment process for a replacement chief executive officer will begin immediately with the intention to advertise in the next few weeks. More information will be available on www.peakdistrict.gov.uk in the coming weeks.