Robin Buxton - Chairman
Robin as 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 since 1993, 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 Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (IEEM).
Ian Curtis is the Development Officer for Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute. He is the founder of Oxfordshire ClimateXchange, a Board member of Low Carbon Oxford, and trustee of Oxfordshire Nature Conservation Forum. In previous lives he was a professional cricketer, management consultant, and Oxfam volunteer. Ian is obsessed by the marketing of the green challenge.
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.
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.
Dr Geoffrey Griffiths 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 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 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.
Russel Matthews is a chartered forester and chartered landscape architect who has worked in academia, local government and environmental consultancy.
In addition to his professional interests Russel is a keen golfer, enjoys good wine and keeping bees and is a passionate supporter of the Welsh Rugby team.
Martin is a qualified accountant who was Finance Director of a major academic publishing company for over fifteen years. He also undertook FD roles in two other Oxford based businesses before retiring from full time employment in 2006. He nows spends his time as a Non Executive Director of small local companies and as a Trustee of a number of charities.