Boss of Banham Zoo and Africa Alive! quits role
The CEO of Banham Zoo and Africa Alive! is leaving Norfolk to go back to his roots with a new role in Scotland.
David Field, who heads up the Zoological Society of East Anglia, has headed up the region's two zoos since 2018. He is taking up a new post bossing Edinburgh Zoo and it's where he started out his career 20 years ago, as well as being the place he met his wife.
"I just couldn't say no," he told this newspaper. "Edinburgh has an incredible conservation programme, particularly with wild cats, but I'll be sorry to leave Norfolk where we've achieved some incredible results."
You may also want to watch:
Mr Field will take up the post in early summer and a recruitment programme is underway to find someone to take over in Norfolk.
Mr Field was previously zoological director in London as well as curator at Whipsnade Zoo and assistant director at Dublin Zoo.
- 1 Body found in search for missing 87-year-old Margaret Smith
- 2 'I can't carry it' - Shock as plant starts growing eight inches a day
- 3 WATCH: 'Selfish' drug-driver ploughs into police detective's vehicle
- 4 Hundreds of volunteers search for missing 87-year-old Margaret Smith
- 5 Family's distress as Covid rules force double-jabbed mother into isolation
- 6 Norfolk man who had sexual relationship with teen jailed
- 7 Man defrauded more than £1.3m from Norfolk firm to fund gambling addiction
- 8 The Range confirms new store at former Outfit on retail park
- 9 Norfolk and Waveney's 30 under 30 - from world-beating athletes to business owners
- 10 Son's plea for help as mum, 87, goes missing from care home
He got hooked with animals after helping out at his local zoo, aged 12. "The zoo became my life and that passion is still there. It becomes a lifestyle rather than a career."