The Ashdown Forest community is reeling from the sudden and heartbreaking loss of its Chief Executive, James Adler. The Staff and Conservators of Ashdown Forest announced with deep sadness the unexpected passing of James, a remarkable leader who made a lasting impact during his time with the organisation.
James Adler joined Ashdown Forest in January 2021, and in his relatively brief tenure, he played a pivotal role in shaping the vision for the future of this cherished landscape. With a strong focus on protecting and enhancing the unique ecosystem, James poured his passion into developing strategies to safeguard Ashdown Forest and its diverse biodiversity for the benefit of future generations.
Not only was James an advocate for the Forest, but he also dedicated himself to ensuring that visitors could fully embrace and appreciate all that it had to offer. Leading a team of individuals who shared his boundless enthusiasm and energy, James spearheaded initiatives to enhance the visitor experience, making the Forest an even more enticing destination for nature lovers and adventurers alike.
The news of James Adler’s passing has sent shockwaves through the Ashdown Forest community. Colleagues and friends remember him as an exceptional leader, whose profound knowledge and unwavering commitment will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
During this difficult time, the thoughts of the Ashdown Forest community are with James’s partner, Jenny, as well as his family and friends. The Staff and Conservators of Ashdown Forest kindly request that the privacy of the grieving loved ones be respected as they navigate through this period of profound loss.