Bob Elliot appointed new Director at OneKind

The Scottish animal welfare charity OneKind has played a blinder by appointing Bob Elliot as its new Director.

Bob has worked for the RSPB for the last 14 years, previously as Head of Investigations in Scotland and currently as Head of Investigations UK. He’s well known for his unflappable, good-humoured and straight-talking approach and his wide-ranging experience in the conservation sector will be of enormous benefit to OneKind as it steps up its campaigning efforts in the coming years.

Bob’s career in conservation has equipped him with many skills. Prior to joining the RSPB he worked as a Head Warden on the Farne Islands and then a number of jobs with National Trust Scotland as a ranger and then a manager, and then he managed the ranger service at Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. More recently he has been leading tours for Naturetrek inbetween his day job at the RSPB. He’s a first-rate naturalist, knows how to engage with the public either face to face, infront of the camera and in print, and, importantly, he knows the game-shooting industry only too well. This will be valuable experience later this autumn as OneKind, along with a wider coalition, will be launching a new project that focuses on grouse moor management, partly building on OneKind’s recent high profile campaign against the mass culling of mountain hares on driven grouse moors. Bob’s considerable expertise and well-honed partnership-working skills will help ensure this project is both effective and influential.

Bob starts his new role with OneKind on 15 October and we wish him the best of luck and look forward to a close collaboration.

Of course, OneKind’s gain is the RSPB’s loss and it’ll be interesting to see who now takes on the role of UK Head of Investigations.


6 Responses to “Bob Elliot appointed new Director at OneKind”

  1. 1 Dylanben
    October 3, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Those of us who know Bob will wish him well as a worthy successor to Harry Huyton! Under his guidance there’s no doubt that OneKind will go from strength to strength. Best wishes Bob.

  2. 3 Loki
    October 3, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    This looks promising!

  3. October 4, 2018 at 9:01 am

    I have the greatest respect the RSPB investigation teams. Some times, like all NGOs the overall policy of the RSPB can get a bit frustrating with their need to compromise with various vested interests. But the investigations teams seem to be properly focused on the issues.

  4. 5 Harris Keillar
    October 8, 2018 at 7:41 am

    Great news indeed. On a much less important note, had my letter praising Private Eye published in latest edition as wanted to praise them for highlighting raptor crime in two consecutive issues.

  5. 6 Paul V Irving
    October 8, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    I’ve known bob a long time since his Harrogate days and it is a great move for both Bob and One Kind, he will be a hard act to follow at RSPB too.

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