Twycross Zoo - Follow Your Heart

Opening Times: 10am - 5pm

Charity Heart

Twycross Zoo is a registered charity (number 501841) which exists to support conservation, education and research.

Twycross Zoo CEO steps down

Twycross Zoo would like to announce that after serving as CEO and zoological director for over 12 years Dr Sharon Redrobe has decided to leave the organisation.

She leaves the zoo having delivered significant developments. She has been CEO through two years of Covid closures and helped to secure funding to open The Gruffalo Discovery Land and the £19.9m grant to open the UK’s first National Science and Conservation Centre.

The last 10 years have seen real change at the charity during which she was the CEO – from the zoo’s initial turnaround and restructure to achieving its highest visitor numbers ever by 2019, having rolled out a development plan which included the new giraffe area, butterfly house and lemur walkthrough, soft play, wet play, Gibbon Forest, and Chimpanzee Eden and through launching our Tz2030 Vision in 2019. This significantly raised the profile of Twycross Zoo.

We believe that the future is bright for Twycross as a growing charity to continue to expand into a science and conservation hub as well as developing a world class zoo. Dr Sharon Redrobe certainly leaves the zoo in better shape than when she arrived.

Twycross Zoo, its Trustees and staff would wish Sharon all the best for the future and thank her for all her hard work and service.

Geoff Hoon
Chair, Board of Trustees