Heritage chief to step down.

Caroline Kay – one of Bath’s best-known heritage champions – has announced she’s to leave her post as Chief Executive of Bath Preservation Trust.

It’s a charity that was set up in 1934 to safeguard the historic character and amenities of the city,

She will step down in July after 12 years in the post.

Bath Newseum caught up with her – outside the city’s railway station – to find out why.

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Thomas Sheppard, Chair of BPT Trustees, said: “Caroline has worked tirelessly for the Trust for many years and she will be taking a well-earned break before moving onto her next challenge; she will leave us with our full support and respect.

In giving us notice now, Caroline has given the Trust plenty of time to allow us to plan and prepare for the recruitment of her successor, a process which will be led by the Chairman and Board of Trustees over the next months.”

He went on to say:

“Caroline has led the Trust through a period of considerable change and for many, she is its public face.  We will have plenty of time to celebrate Caroline’s significant contribution to making the Trust the respected and well-run organisation it is today and also to thank her for her hard work and commitment. 

In the meanwhile, it will remain very much “business as usual” in the day-to-day running of the Trust and its various projects.”