Lord Lindsay has been chairman of the Moorland Forum since November 2007, but he has indicated that it is time to find someone to replace him in this role.
There is no deadline for the appointment of a successor, although there is a general view that succession should take place before the end of 2018.
A Succession Task Group has agreed a Role Profile for a new chairman, and with this agreed, it will be possible to move quickly to appoint a successor, before being snapped up for another role. The process to be followed for the appointment will be agreed with the Succession Task Group and will depend on the number of candidates that are thought to be suitable.
The Task Group will meet again on 2nd March, after the next Forum meeting, to consider any candidates that have been put forward. If the Task Group believes that a suitable candidate has been nominated, a decision may be made at that meeting to consider the candidate as a possible successor.
Prior to 2nd March, suggestions for suitable candidates will be welcome from members of the Succession Task Group, members of the Moorland Forum, or from anyone who would like to nominate somebody as a suitable candidate for the role.
Please could initial contact been made with Anne Stoddart using the contact form on the Forum's website or the comment facility below.