Kelemen is chairman designate

Carleen Kelemen
Carleen Kelemen

The South West Lakes Trust, the region’s largest combined environmental and recreational charity, has named Carleen Kelemen to its board of trustees.

Kelemen, who is director of the Convergence Partnership Office for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, has joined the SW Lakes Trust as a trustee and will assume the chair of the organisation in September 2010.

Founding chairman, Cairns Boston, said: “In ten years we have watched the Lakes Trust grow into a dynamic organisation with a thriving trading subsidiary. The lakes provide focal points for tourism, boosting the local economy each year by around £30 million, the equivalent of 900 jobs.

“It is clear that, on my retirement next year, we will have a chairman in Carleen Kelemen with the vision and experience to steer the Trust in its next phase of development.”

Kelemen added: “Cairns and the trustees have every right to be proud of what they have achieved. This is an exciting time to be joining the board. South West Lakes Trust is listed in the top 3,000 of the country’s 150,000 charities and has completed some impressive projects. I am delighted to be part of its future, conserving the landscape, wildlife and habitats for future generations to enjoy.”