The Trustees/Directors are responsible for the overall governance of the charity under its Memorandum of Association. This includes the development of the strategic business plan and keeping up with legislation and best practice. All our Trustees are unpaid volunteers.
Having lived in Surrey for over 60 years, I have grown up with a passion for the Surrey Hills. I became a Guildford Borough Councillor in June 2000, shortly after I retired as a partner (specialising in Corporate Law) of an international City of London law firm. I have served on a wide variety of committees on the Council and, in addition to my love of the countryside, I have a particular interest in the arts and heritage and a fascination with the innovative research and businesses that are a crucial part of our local economy. I believe it is essential that we embrace forward thinking practices and technologies to sustainably manage the environment in which we live and the wildlife with which we share it.
I was Mayor of Guildford in 2016/17 and was delighted to nominate the Surrey Hills Trust Fund as one of my chosen charities. During my mayoral year, my wife, Sue, and I particularly enjoyed meeting the many volunteers, who do so much in so many different ways to support our local communities and the surrounding countryside.
In our free time, Sue and I love to travel, and I am a keen photographer. We walk a lot both on holiday and at home and are frequent concert and theatregoers. I also play both golf and tennis extremely badly!