Zuill quits as national trust director


A conservation charity is on the hunt for a new head.

Bill Zuill confirmed yesterday that he has quit as executive director at the Bermuda National Trust.

Mr Zuill said the departure had been amicable.

He added: “I’ve had a good three years there, and, now, I am interested in doing some other things. I’m looking at some opportunities.”

Mr Zuill said the BNT was “a wonderful organisation with some great people doing extremely important work for Bermuda”.

He directed further questions about the circumstances of his departure to Alana Anderson, the president of the BNT.

Ms Anderson said that Mr Zuill had resigned from the post on Tuesday to pursue other business opportunities.

She added: “We definitely wish him all the best and we do hope that he will be able to continue to be involved in the trust.”

Ms Anderson said that Mr Zuill had been responsible for “numerous successful ventures” in his time at the trust, including the International Conference of National Trusts, held in Bermuda this year.

The event brought representatives from conservation organisations in 37 countries to the island in March.

She added that it had been a pleasure to work with Mr Zuill.

Ms Anderson said: “He has an incredible knowledge of Bermuda’s history, both built and natural heritage, which was an asset to the trust.

“We wish him the best in his future endeavours.”

She said that a search would be launched to find a replacement.

Vincent Chaves, the trust’s director of finance, will become interim executive director.

Mr Zuill was appointed to the role three years ago.

He took over from Jennifer Gray, who held the post for nine years. Mr Zuill, a former Editor of The Royal Gazette, said at the time of his appointment that he was “deeply honoured” to take over.

He added: “In some ways, this role means that I am coming home as I feel that I grew up with the trust, since my father was director from 1972 until the early 1990s and I spent a lot of time on trust properties.

“Ever since, I have had a great passion for Bermuda’s history and environment and look forward to utilising my experience as a journalist and as a manager to make the trust an even better organisation than it is today.”

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Published Aug 8, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Aug 8, 2019 at 8:10 am)

Zuill quits as national trust director

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