WRAP’s chief finance officer, Jonathan Lea, is leaves the charity today (20 January) after six years in the post.
He will be replaced by Gareth Prior, who becomes finance director on 8 May. Prior is currently vice-president for strategy and operations at John Wiley & Sons, an academic publishing company. Lea’s retirement was annnounced in June 2016.
WRAP chief executive Marcus Gover said: “It’s been a real privilege to work with Jonathan during the past six years and his contribution to WRAP’s strategy has been invaluable. On behalf of everyone at WRAP, I’d like to wish him a fond farewell and thank him for his excellent work.”
Julie Hill, WRAP chair, added: “Jonathan has been an excellent CFO, going above and beyond the duties that were expected of him, showing exemplary leadership. He will be missed, but he leaves WRAP in excellent shape financially. I wish him the very best in his retirement.”
Prior said it was a personal ambition to work for a respected and ambitious not-for-profit organisation that delivering ”meaningful social benefit and real change”.
”My move to WRAP is an excellent opportunity, and I am thrilled to be joining at such an exciting time,” he said.
Lea is also treasurer of the Galapagos Conservation Trust and a trustee of the Internet Watch Foundation, the UK Hotline for reporting criminal online content.