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Beccy Speight

Beccy Speight

Chief Executive Officer, RSPB
Beccy is the Chief Executive Officer of the RSPB, the largest nature conservation organisation in the UK, with 1.2 million members, more than 2,000 employees and around 12,000 volunteers. She started her career in local government in Scotland, and then moved into management consultancy, working in mergers and acquisitions. Beccy made the move to the conservation charity sector in 2000, including as director for the National Trust’s East Midlands and Midlands regions. She became Chief Executive at the Woodland Trust in 2014 and led the expansion of the woodland creation charity and maximised it’s focus through a review of priorities, before commencing her present role at the RSPB in 2019. Beccy leads the RSPB in a decade of critical action due to 41% of species in the UK being in decline, and 15% at risk of extinction. She is accelerating its business-focused work, driving urgent conversations on business’ role in tackling the nature crisis through ESG strategies and implementing net zero ambitions and nature-based solutions.