Hereford Cathedral has announced that Chris Milton will be joining the community as its new Chief Operating Officer and Chapter Clerk on Monday 1 July.

Chris, who currently lives in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, comes from a background in commercial and operational management in a variety of industrial sectors. Chris also has an MA in Modern and Mediaeval Languages and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. He has been a chorister, churchwarden and treasurer in Tardebigge parish, Worcestershire, for several years.

Chris Milton, Chief Operating Officer and Chapter Clerk, says; ‘I am delighted to have the opportunity to join the Hereford Cathedral community and be involved in the preservation and development of such a valuable Christian heritage.  The cathedral has some wonderful assets with very professional people working here, and I am very much looking forward to being part of its future.’

The Very Revd. Michael Tavinor, Dean of Hereford, says; ‘This is an exciting time of change at the cathedral and we would value the prayers of all as we announce and implement these changes. I would also like to thank all our staff and volunteers for their constant, dedicated work - and for all the additional work and commitment that this period of change has inevitably involved.’

Chris will take over from Glyn Morgan who has been Chief Executive and Chapter Clerk since July 2015. Glyn took on this position in addition to his existing role as Chief Executive of Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust, the charity which raises funds to support the cathedral. At the end of February 2019, Glyn stepped down from his post at the cathedral to return his focus fully to the Trust, using his skills and experience of development and fund-raising in his role as Chief Executive.

In speaking of Glyn's time at the cathedral, the Dean of Hereford paid tribute to all that he had achieved over the last four years and looks forward to working with Glyn and the Perpetual Trust on future plans and projects.