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We have many unique places for you to explore and enjoy, from woodlands and wetlands to ancient monuments.

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Graham Shaw

Graham Shaw, Chair

Graham is a senior executive with a background in renewable energies. He has board-level experience of management, sales, finance and marketing, gained in diverse industry sectors – graphic arts, financial services, document security, web design/publishing and e-learning, as well as renewable energy and the charitable sector.

Andy Duff
Andy Duff, Chair of the Finance Committee

Andy Duff is currently Chairman of Severn Trent and Senior Independent Director of Wolseley plc. He is a trustee of Macmillan Cancer Support, a member of the CBI President's Committee and a fellow of the Energy Institute.

Lynda Atkins
Lynda Atkins

Lynda is a County Councillor, runs her own business (in a very low-key way) and make clothes in her spare time. Previously she was a Department of Health senior civil servant following service in the RAF and TA. Lynda is also a Chartered Personnel Manager and the Oxfordshire County Chairman of the Royal British Legion.

Mary Barkham
Dr Mary Barkham

Mary was originally trained as a horticultural scientist and has a PhD in plant pathology. She has experience of academia, research councils, companies, policy and climate change. She is currently a Forestry Commissioner for England and member of the Forestry Commission's National Committee for England and Audit and Risk Assurance Committee.

Ian Davidson
Ian Davidson

Ian has 25 years’ experience in central Government as an environment policy maker and science adviser, on sustainable development, biodiversity, soils and air quality. He also has specialist knowledge on the use of satellite data for agriculture and environment. Ian was awarded a PhD at Reading University and a BSc (Hons.) in Biological Sciences at Lancaster University and is the director and founder of Ian Davidson Consulting, specialising in the application of science to real world issues

Chris Phillips

Chris started his career as a classroom teacher in London. He has over twenty years of experience of headship in both London and Oxfordshire. More recently he has worked as an Education Consultant with schools throughout the county.

He is a keen hill walker and mountaineer with an interest in conservation and sustainability.

Julian Sayers
Julian Sayers

Julian is a Chartered Surveyor and Director of Adkin. He has worked in Oxfordshire, the surrounding counties and further afield for 35 years advising farmers and landowners on a wide range of matters relating to the occupation and ownership of rural property. Julian is currently Master of The Worshipful Company of Farmers, Chairman of Trustees for The Farmers Club and chairs the Tenancy Reform Industry Group for the Defra Ministers. In recent years he has been Vice Chairman of Governors at the Royal Agricultural University, Chairman of The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution and The Oxford Farming Conference.

Richard Wrigley

Richard Wrigley

Richard is a geologist whose career has included international exploration project management, joint industry projects and academic research. He is currently a university external examiner and a visiting lecturer. His interests include geology and its influence on habitat, local scenery and resources. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of London and a member of the Geologists Association. Richard became an Earth Trust volunteer in 2012, working on conservation projects with the Friday Group and on several other Earth Trust projects and events. 

 Non-Trustee Committee Members:

Robin Buxton

Robin Buxton - Honorary and Founding Chair of the Earth Trust Advisory Board

Robin has been involved with the Earth Trust and the Wittenham Clumps since 1982 as Warden, Executive Director, Trustee and Chairman. He read Applied Biology (Natural Science) at Cambridge University and DPhil at Oxford on The Ecology of Termites in Tsavo National Park, Kenya.

Robin’s involvement with Oxfordshire conservation includes chairing Oxfordshire Nature Conservation Forum from 1993 to 2015, helping set up the Oxfordshire Woodland Group and chairing his late sister Patsy Wood’s legacy charity. He is also a board member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).