Groundwork promotes Graham Duxbury to chief executive

Duxbury (pictured), formerly the environmental regeneration charity's director of development, has replaced Sir Tony Hawkhead, who has joined Action for Children

Graham Duxbury
Graham Duxbury

Graham Duxbury, director of development at the environmental regeneration charity Groundwork, has been promoted to chief executive.

Duxbury, who has worked for the charity for more than 15 years, has replaced Sir Tony Hawkhead, who left the charity at the end of March after 17 years to join the children’s charity Action for Children as chief executive.

Groundwork said Duxbury would continue to work towards the charity’s goals of improving neglected spaces, helping households out of fuel poverty and supporting people into education, training and work.

"Groundwork is entering the next phase in its history, which is full of opportunity but not without its challenges," said Duxbury. "We have a clear plan to raise our profile, diversify our income base and forge new strategic partnerships so that we can bring maximum benefits to the communities we serve."

Bob Lawson, chair of Groundwork, said Duxbury was the ideal person to build on what Hawkhead had achieved during his time at the charity.

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