Ward steps down from WWF-UK

WWF-UK chairman Christopher Ward retires today after six years in the post.

Ward, a former editor of the Daily Express, joined the charity's advisory council in 1992, became a trustee in 1994 and was appointed chairman in 2002. The charity's income has almost doubled during his chairmanship.

Under his leadership, the charity has expanded its environmental work by campaigning on issues such as deforestation, climate change and fish stocks. It has also engaged more with businesses and embarked on corporate partnerships with HSBC and Marks & Spencer.

"Christopher has enhanced our work through his business expertise, his instincts and insights into our communications with the public," said David Nussbaum, chief executive of WWF.

Ed Smith, who recently stepped down as global assurance chief operating officer at PricewaterhouseCoopers, succeeds Ward.

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