Adventure centre and charity BF Adventure has welcomed a new chief executive to further drive its development.
Adrian Richards joins the Penryn-based organisation from the Youth Hostel Association in Cornwall, where he also worked to support disadvantaged young people.
Richards takes the reins from Tony Hogg, who retires from BF Adventure in June after five years.
The appointment comes at an exciting time for the charity, formerly known as Bishop’s Forum, which is working towards £1.2 million of capital investment to improve its adventure centre at Goodygrane near Penryn.
Richards said: “I’m delighted to be joining BF Adventure which has a fantastic legacy of supporting young people in Cornwall.
“I plan to increase the reach of the charity and the number of individuals it benefits each year, as well as move forward in developing the site here for everyone to enjoy in the future.”
Richards has 17 years experience working in the not-for-profit sector, and whilst at the YHA he was responsible for developing strategic partnerships, leading teams and implementing capital investment projects.
Departing chief executive Tony Hogg said: “BF Adventure is certainly in safe hands with Adrian’s experience. He has a strong track record of creating positive change with lots of experience, which complements this organisation and the people it serves.
“I will be sad to retire from what has grown to be a superb charity but I’m happy to hand the reins over to someone who can continue its growth with fresh enthusiasm.”