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Honorary Officers

President
Sir Simon Alexander Bowes Lyon, KCVO

Honorary Vice Presidents
Robert Wilson (Elected 13 September 2008)

Trustees

For the purposes of the Companies Act 1985, the Council of Management is regarded as the Board of Directors of the Company. The following serve as Charity Trustees on the Council of Management:

Chairman
Mike Master

Vice Chairman
Dr Veronica Edmonds-Brown

Treasurer
Clive Hinds

Trustees
Tim Bell
Andy Brown
Dr Agneta Burton
Keith Cotton
Peter Delaloye
Clive Hinds
Paul Knutson
Sarah Kohl
Andrew Woods

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Trustees

Trustees play a vital role in all aspects of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust's work. They oversee the governance and strategic leadership of the organisation and make sure we stay on track for success.

Mike Master – Chairman

Mike Master retired in 2003 from a career in the construction supply industry, as Director and General Manager of RMC Aggregates (Greater London) Ltd. and now runs his own mineral development consultancy. Somewhat naturally he has a keen interest in the potential of the quarry industry to foster conservation initiatives.

In addition to his role at HMWT, he is a director to Hertfordshire Groundwork Trust, Groundwork (UK) and Chairman of Groundwork East of England. He is also a Trustee of the Hertfordshire Community Foundation, a director of QPA Restoration Guarantee Fund and life member of the National Trust.

Appointed Trustee 15th September 2007

Appointed Chairman 17th October 2009


Dr Veronica Edmonds-Brown – Vice Chairman

Dr Veronica Edmonds-Brown, Vice-Chairman of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife TrustRonni Edmonds-Brown is an aquatic ecologist at the University of Hertfordshire, working on a breeding programme for native white clawed crayfish, and identifying misconnection hotspots using coliforms.

Ronni sits on the Herts Natural History Society Management committee and is Chair of the Hertfordshire Biological Recorders and the Taxonomy and Systematics subcommittee on Education, Training and Careers. She is also a member of the Aquatic Ecology Group of the BES Committee and of the Linnaean Society Taxonomy and Systematics Committee. She is also responsible for the ecological management of the Bayfordbury field centre.

Ronni and her husband moved from Wimbledon to Barnet in 1981 and have two children. Interests include reading, music, messing about in water and conservation.

Appointed Trustee 17th October 2009

Appointed Vice Chairman 17th October 2009

 
Clive Hinds – Treasurer

Clive Hinds, Treasurer of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife TrustClive Hinds has recently retired as an audit partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers based in London and St Albans. His clients covered a range of businesses, including charities. One of his clients in this period was the RSPB. Clive is passionate about wildlife in general and has been a member of the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust and the RSPB for many years.

An active member of a local group lobbying to save Aldenham Country Park, Clive has been involved with three elements: preventing the park from being closed, applying to have a footpath designated around the lake, and ongoing discussions with the owners of the lake to ensure that it remains an asset for the local community.

Appointed Trustee 1st October 2011

Appointed Treasurer 16th November 2013

 

Olivia Bertham

Olivia Bertham works as an environmental management consultant with companies wanting to manage and improve environmental performance. Following a career with large management consulting companies in London, she now works with Buckinghamshire based Oakdene Hollins, undertaking a variety of corporate sustainability projects.

Olivia has always taken great pleasure in spending time outdoors - either in the countryside or at the allotment. College Lake is a particular favourite, but Olivia has enjoyed exploring other Wildlife Trust sites around the region. She likes nothing better than to be walking or cycling in the Hertfordshire countryside with her husband and two children. Being a trustee for the HMWT is a great opportunity to learn more about British wildlife whilst being able to contribute to a charity important to the people and businesses of the region.

Appointed Trustee 30th June 2015

 

Andy Brown

Andy Brown, Trustee of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife TrustAndy Brown lives and works in Cambridgeshire, although has a strong link with the Hertfordshire area, being born and brought up in Middlesex. As Head of Sustainability at Anglian Water, Andy is responsible for overseeing the delivery of their sustainability strategy “Love Every Drop”, and for the teams delivering the regional community education, customer engagement and volunteering programmes.

Graduating with a degree in Applied Biology, Andy initally focused on biodiversity, working closely with Wildlife Trusts in the East of England, moving into the water and sustainability industry, as well as the Ministry of Defence. Recently he has become increasingly involved in the UK's response to a changing climate, and is Chair of Water UK’s Climate Change Adaptation Network, and a member of Cambridge University and HRH Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change.

Appointed Trustee 16th November 2013

Dr Agneta Burton

Agneta Burton, Trustee of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife TrustAgneta Burton is a botanist with particular interest in the biological monitoring of, and species responses to, the environment. She lectured in environmental sciences at the University of Hertfordshire after working in Canada and at King’s College London. She has always had an interest in natural history but particularly in mosses and liverworts, enjoying bryological excursions in different parts of the country.

Agneta was the regional East of England partner for the OPAL Community Science programme, encouraging local communities and schools to observe and record biodiversity. A special ongoing interest is to foster enthusiasm for looking at and learning to identify bryophytes and lichens on and around orchard trees. Having retired from full time lecturing she hopes to continue more active involvement with conservation initiatives in Hertfordshire.

Appointed Trustee 17th October 2009

Keith Cotton

Keith Cotton lives in St Albans and is a passionate conservationist with 30 years’ experience of observation and an ongoing desire to embrace all things wild – as he says “You never stop learning!”.
As Managing Director of CrispAir, he has successfully grown a behavioural change, problem solving and communications consultancy with clients as diverse as major utilities, multi-national businesses and local authorities in London. He has been in the business for twenty years and is respected by all clients for honesty, integrity and a fresh way of thinking.
Keith is active locally and nationally with various organisations including environmental and welfare charities. His passion with HMWT is to help and support, wherever his skills can be used.

Appointed Trustee 8th November 2014

Peter Delaloye

Peter Delaloye was a Sales and Marketing Manager with Forte Hotels until his retirement in 1996. Since 1959 he has been a BTO licensed Bird Ringer and Trainer and runs the Maple Cross Ringing Group. He was a member of the Focus Group which reorganised the Hertfordshire Natural History Society. He was then Chairman of the society from 2005 – 2009. Prior to this he was Chairman of the Herts Bird Club from 2000 – 2005.
He is a founding member of the Maple Lodge Conservation Society, which runs Maple Lodge Nature Reserve and is currently a Trustee and the Deputy Chairman.
For several years he has been voluntary warden at Hilfield Park Reservoir where he edits the Annual Report. In addition to running a ringing programme at Hilfield he is involved with the Herts Bird Club Tree Sparrow recovery project at Tyttenhanger.

Appointed Trustee 8th November 2014

Paul Knutson

Paul Knutson, Trustee of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife TrustPaul Knutson grew up in Maryland, USA, worked his way to Europe after university, travelled, met a woman in London, and has lived in Northwood since 1972.

His career started in IT, in manufacturing, then project management, and then his own consultancy from 1986 (to help people manage change successfully). Past achievements include 24 successful projects, Director at Thomson Holidays, Amersham International and AMED, Chair of Hillingdon CAB, main contributor to The Effective Director (2001), Chris Pierce (ed.)

His wife Linda, 3 children, 6 grandchildren, gardening, tennis, walking, and so much of London fill Paul’s time, along with learning more about wildlife.

Appointed Trustee 17th October 2009

Sarah Kohl

Sarah Kohl, Trustee of Herts & Middlesex Wildlife TrustSarah Kohl is a lawyer currently working for the Department of Energy and Climate Change on climate change issues. She has previously worked for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs advising on various environmental matters including flood risk and water resource management.

Having been born and brought up in rural East Anglia she has always appreciated the natural world around her but her interest in environmental issues was sparked by her experiences in Defra. She has valued becoming a Trustee as a way to combine her work and personal interests and to give something back to the community by supporting the important work of HMWT.

She lives in Hertfordshire with her husband.

Appointed Trustee 16th November 2013

Andrew Woods

Andrew Woods, Trustee of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife TrustAndrew Woods is Finance Director of a headhunting and coaching business based in Central London. After graduating with a degree in Biology he trained as an accountant with Deloitte, and held various finance and management roles before taking a career break in 2008. During this time, having always had a passion for wildlife and conservation, he spent a month as a volunteer on a wildlife reserve, deep in the Amazonian rainforest. In 2009 he studied for a BTEC qualification in Habitat Management at Capel Manor College, as well as volunteering for Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust's Green Team and in their offices.

Andrew is married with three children, and lives in Harpenden. He loves sailing, rock climbing, visits to the theatre and is currently training for his first scuba diving qualification.

Appointed Trustee 1st October 2011