Kate Chadwick has recently been appointed as Executive Director at Stanwick Lakes, a unique 750-acre countryside attraction and nature reserve in the heart of Northamptonshire’s Nene Valley. The role combines previous directorial and operational lead roles to create a more overarching, leadership position at Rockingham Forest Trust, the environmental charity which manages Stanwick Lakes.
Kate joins the charity from MK Gallery where she was previously Deputy Director. She said:
One of the first tasks in her new position is to relaunch the site’s visitor centre, which has been closed since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. A central feature of the Stanwick Lakes site the visitor centre is used by over 300,000 people a year and will reopen at the beginning of April 2022. Kate will also be refreshing the organisation’s brand image and re-installing a key piece of the site’s play equipment damaged by fire in 2021.
Stanwick Lakes’ visitor centre houses a 100-cover restaurant and gift shop, exhibition space, a heritage resource room and private hire facilities. Visitors can also enjoy numerous lakeside walks and trails and the site hosts a variety of high-quality cultural events throughout the year including heritage craft courses, outdoor cinema, frost fairs and family orientated Christmas activities.