The new CEO of a charity which supports conservation in Oxford says she is "delighted" to take on the role.

Anna Eavis has begun her tenure at Oxford Preservation Trust (OPT) having formerly been curatorial director at English Heritage.

She has been involved in various capital and conservation projects such as the creation of the Stonehenge visitor centre and the conservation of the early 18th-century house and landscape at Marble Hill.

She said: "I’m delighted to join OPT as its new CEO.

"I have lived in Oxford for over 20 years and long appreciated OPT’s exemplary stewardship, advocacy and engagement work.

"The richness of Oxford’s history, architecture and green setting make it one of the treasures of the world and a source of inspiration.

"OPT is a charity which promotes the conservation, sustainable enhancement and celebration of our historic city, in ways which seek to improve life for everyone.

"It’s a great privilege to be part of such an extraordinary organisation."

Reverend Professor William Whyte, chair of trustees, added: "It is thrilling to welcome Anna to Oxford Preservation Trust.

"A long-time resident, she knows the city well.

"Anna brings to the role exceptional experience and remarkable energy as well as genuine love for this place.

"As Oxford Preservation Trust heads towards its centenary in 2027, it is not just in safe hands; its CEO is an internationally recognised leader in the heritage world."