New Trustees join NBN Trust Board

Following our recruitment drive in March, we are pleased to announce that five new Trustees have been appointed to the NBN Trust Board.

About the Trustees

Peter Bridgewater

Day job: Research and writing on biodiversity and sustainable development.

Peter has had a long career dealing with Biodiversity. He has held posts in academia and in the Australian Public Service, apart from a short period as the last formally appointed Chief Scientist in the Nature Conservancy Council. He has also held the posts of Director of UNESCO’s Division of Ecological Sciences, Secretary-General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and Chair of the JNCC.

Terence Jagger

Day job: Non-executive director and consultant

Terence has extensive and varied senior experience across public and private sectors, in the UK and overseas, including many years in the Ministry of Defence and four years as Chief Executive of Crown Agents, a leading international development company. He has previously served on the board of two wildlife trusts, and is currently a trustee of Tree Aid, a director of the Marine Management Organisation, and Chair of Trustees at NMITE, an innovative higher education institution.

David Slawson

Day job: Visiting Researcher, Imperial College London (former Director of OPAL) and volunteer.

David has had a career in various Defra agencies leading Plant Health surveillance, research and consultancy programmes. In 2014, he became Director of the OPAL Partnership which started over 1 million people on their journey to record their local nature. Currently, he observes and records species for two Citizen Science projects in his local area: Observatree and Shorewatch.

Camilla Taylor

Day job: Scale-up CFO

Camilla works with rapidly scaling tech companies, supporting their fundraising, growth and data strategy, creation of scalable and professional systems, and developing or building finance teams. After working for 7 years as an investor with a cleantech and renewable energy fund, Camilla moved to her first CFO role with an electric vehicle technology company, and more recently to what3words.

Pete Tomlin

Day job: South Yorkshire Nature Networks Manager

Pete works for Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust (SRWT), with a background in all things data. He studied for a Masters’ degree in Biological Recording at Manchester Metropolitan University, eventually becoming Senior Data Management and Monitoring Officer for SRWT. He worked on the Data for Nature project, delivering a step-change in SRWT’s ecological monitoring and data management. He is now developing a Local Nature Recovery Strategy for South Yorkshire.

Neil Hodges, Chair of the NBN Trust, sums up the new appointments:

“I am delighted that we have made these new appointments from the many excellent applications we were fortunate to receive. The new board members bring a rich diversity of skills and experience which is essential to a high-performing board and will sit well with the talents of existing Trustees. Alongside the recent appointment of Lisa Chilton as CEO, this is an exciting team coming together at an exciting time for the Trust and the National Biodiversity Network. It is a team that the current board members and I are greatly looking forward to working with to take the Trust from strength to strength in supporting the Network and all the work it does for nature.”   

You can read more about all of the NBN Trustees on the NBN Trust Board page of the website.

The Trustee posts

All Trustee posts are part-time, unremunerated, non-executive appointments. Trustees are appointed for an initial three-year term, with an option to renew for a second term.

Trustees are expected to attend quarterly board meetings and may also be asked to participate in committees set up by the board and provide advice and support to the Chief Executive Officer and NBN Trust Secretariat as and when required.

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