Historic park to lose its influential leader

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BLETCHLEY Park Trust is on the look out for a new boss after Simon Greenish announced his retirement.

After five years, in which he turned what was a badly performing organisation into a thriving business, recognised as one of the most important historic sites in the country, he will be stepping down, citing age as a key factor in his decision.

He said: “When I joined the Trust I agreed with the then chairman that five years was an appropriate time to stay and suddenly here we are, five years on.

“However, a combination of this and my age – 62 this year – and I have decided it is time I stood down to allow new blood to take over and build on the huge achievements we have made at the Park and I have agreed with the trustees a programme to replace me.”

Mr Greenish will stay on in his role as chief executive until a replacement can be found later in the year.

He said: “Bletchley Park is a very special place and deserves the best and I am confident that the selection process now ongoing will bring in a new chief executive who will take forward the huge gains we have made to date.

“My time here has certainly been challenging but without doubt the most enjoyable in my somewhat long career and I am confident that the Trust will now go from strength to strength with new leadership.

“Now is the right time to take those challenges forward with new and fresh leadership.

“I have committed to support the Trust for the remaining time and I hope that after that I will be able to continue to support in a different role from then on.”