Introducing Jenny, new Centre Director of Calvert Exmoor
Introducing Jenny, Centre Director
Please join us in welcoming Jenny Young as Centre Director at Calvert Exmoor.
Jenny relocated to North Devon in 2021 and joined Calvert Exmoor part-time in November 2022 as Head of Fundraising and Marketing, before embracing the Centre Director role.
This is a period of transition for the charity, as Jenny is taking the lead on a number of projects to heighten the centre’s fundraising and marketing efforts, enhance the guest experience, and assist with the recruitment of new Trustees to refresh the Board.
Jenny said: “I am thrilled to be part of the team making such a difference to people’s lives. Calvert Exmoor’s ethos of ‘what you CAN do that counts’ resonates strongly with me, and I’m excited to help more people enjoy the amazing facilities and services offered by the centre.
Like many others, we face staggering rising costs to operate, but this is a crucial time for the charity and we are determined to make a difference and continue long into the future.”
In her spare time Jenny spends time with her two dogs and is part of a local rowing club; most weekends you’ll find her out to sea with an oar.
A message from Peter Maggs, Chairman of the Trustees at Calvert Exmoor…
“I am very pleased to announce that Jenny Young has been appointed by the Board of Trustees as the new Centre Director of Calvert Exmoor.
Previously Jenny has held senior roles at destination management and cultural organisations including Head of Visitor Experience for Visit Birmingham/West Midlands Growth Company and Head of Visitor Economy and Inward Investment for Visit Leeds/Leeds City Council.
For the past five years, she has been Director of Development for Northern Ballet, raising over £1 million per annum in fundraising and supporting the company to achieve income targets of circa £9 million a year. This was alongside strategic support to other functions.
It has been a joy to see how quickly she has taken the centre in a new direction before stepping up to lead the management team. We all look forward to working closely with Jenny as Calvert Exmoor launches the delivery of its strategic plan.”