Sharon Redrobe, CEO of Twycross Zoo, has won the Institute of Directors (IoD) West Midlands Director of the Year Award.
Her name will now be put forward for the national awards.
Redrobe is currently driving Twycross Zoo’s £55 million Masterplan, designed to transform the 88-acre site in rural Leicestershire into a landmark tourist venue.
Two new major habitats, Giraffe Savannah and Gibbon Forest, have already bumped up visitor numbers by 6%.
“Being CEO of Twycross Zoo is a challenging role, particularly as we pursue our £55million redevelopment programme to realise our ambition of becoming a leading visitor attraction and world-class zoo, ” reports Redrobe.
“I’m delighted that I am running a charity successfully that is recognised as a ‘proper’ business sector.”
Redrobe is a widely respected wildlife vet and dedicated conservationist who sits on the Board of Ape Action Africa, a rescue charity based in Cameroon, the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Board, and the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance Board.
Calum Nisbet, Regional Director, IoD West Midlands Region praised her for her “strong vision supported by good strategy, as well as an understanding of good business ethics. These are all the qualities we need for modern Directors and we wish her well with the national awards.”
Twycross Zoo, renowned internationally for its care of primates, is now concentrating on the development of a new chimpanzee exhibit. The zoo welcomes around 500, 000 visitors a year.
Dr Redrobe will be speaking at blooloopLIVErpool on June 29th.
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