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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, Chairman

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.

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.

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Ian Davidson

Ian joined the board in September 2016.

Felicity Dick
Felicity Dick

Felicity Dick is a Deputy Lieutenant of Oxfordshire with a passion for community projects and providing and expanding opportunities for everyone to enjoy, understand and contribute to their environment and the natural world. Felicity ran a Surestart family centre in Oxfordshire, is a Director of Appleton Community Shop and involved in several other local charities and community projects.

Geoffrey Griffiths
Dr Geoffrey Griffiths

Geoffrey is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography at Reading University. His main areas of interest are landscape and biodiversity, GIS and habitat restoration. Geoffrey is a Fellow of Royal Geographical Society, member of British Ecological Society and Secretary of International Association for Landscape Ecology (UK).

Doug Hulyer
Doug Hulyer

Doug is an advisor to the heritage and environmental sectors on engaging the public in their work, as well as being a commentator, writer and policy maker. He is a member of the Board of Natural England and is a trustee of the Heritage Lottery Fund, with all of his activities directed at connecting people with nature and putting communities at the heart of decisions about our environment.

Richard Macdonald
Richard MacDonald

Richard MacDonald was Director General of the NFU from 1996 to 2009 and has wide knowledge of farming , the food industry and Government Affairs. He was awarded the CBE in 2002. He is now Chairing a Defra Task Force on Better Regulation, and is a Non Executive Director of Moy Park, Dairy Crest and the National Institute of Agricultural Botany and is also a trustee of Farm Africa.

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.

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 it’s influence on habitat, local scenery and resources. 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. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of London and a member of the Geologists Association.

 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).