Raby Estates has appointed a sustainability manager in a new role to set and deliver ambitious targets for environmental enhancement and meet the challenge of climate change.

Victoria Cadman, an environmental scientist with over 25 years consulting, NGO and advisory experience for private and public sector clients around the world, has taken up this newly created role to inspire, challenge and guide Raby to deliver agreed sustainability targets and accelerate the move towards a decarbonised future.

With an excellent track record in environmental science, project management and Environmental and Social Governance (ESG), Victoria will be responsible for developing and implementing Raby’s Sustainability Strategy and will be working closely with the property, farm and forestry management teams to support Raby’s regenerative farming strategy, co-ordinate agri-environmental schemes and develop carbon neutral, natural capital and scientific research initiatives across the Estate.

Duncan Peake, CEO at Raby Estates said: “Victoria’s arrival comes at a pivotal time for Raby as we continue with our ambitious development programme, The Rising, which will see investment, regeneration, and growth across the Estate to establish a new tourism destination and the first of its kind in the north of England.

“With Victoria’s assistance, we will commit to driving sustainability further at Raby by protecting the environment and playing our part in addressing the challenge of climate change.

“I have no doubt Victoria will quickly settle into the landed estate sector supporting Raby through a period of ongoing development and transition over the next few years and we’re incredibly pleased to welcome her to the team.”

Victoria will also develop other initiatives to engage tenants and suppliers with issues relating to additional elements of environmental sustainability and research renewable energy opportunities for the Estate to further Raby’s sustainability goals.

Victoria added: “I feel incredibly lucky to join Raby and at such an exciting time as it propels its offering whilst also restoring and repurposing heritage buildings.

“I am looking forward to working with the excellent team here, building on existing projects to help conserve the unique heritage and diverse natural landscape of this pioneering landed estate.”

For further information on The Rising, please visit: www.raby.co.uk/about-us/development/raby-castle-development/

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