Liz Appleton has been appointed the RSPB’s senior sites manager for North West Norfolk.
She will oversee all the RSPB’s work in the area both at Snettisham and Titchwell Marsh as well as the other RSPB land ownerships in the area.
Liz also has an overarching responsibility for all the 14 staff and 40 volunteers and their work.
After years as a part-time conservation volunteer Liz completed a Masters degree in Environmental Sciences and began working in Countryside and Protected Area Management at various locations in England.
Before joining the RSPB Liz worked for 11 years in Worcestershire managing a portfolio of nature reserves, country parks and picnic areas.
Commenting on her appointment, Liz said: “I have been visiting North West Norfolk camping, walking and bird watching for about 40 years.
“Even though my career path has taken me elsewhere for a while, my interest in natural history remains.
“I look forward to spending my time talking with staff and volunteers as well as the many visitors to our sites.”
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is the UK’s biggest nature conservation charity focusing on conserving the nation’s wildlife and restoring and protecting its natural habitats.
It has a total of one million members.