Find out more about the Habitats & Heritage board and the vital role they play in the organisation.
Chair of Trustees
Amanda is an experienced consultant focusing on driving cultural and behavioural change and has worked across several private and public sector organisations. Her focus is on changing mindsets and behaviours to enable effective working. She is passionate about encouraging us all to have a better connection with nature and lives on a houseboat in Isleworth.
Trustee / Treasurer
Saima is Managing Partner of a renewable-energy and plant-based solutions investment outfit, an MBA & ACMA and a huge proponent of Circular Economy. She has over twenty years of strategy and financial leadership experience at global corporates. Her passion project is an urban organic flower farming business supporting environment and community.
Henry has worked in sustainability for over a decade and has a deep-rooted passion for the environment sparked by his childhood growing up on an organic farm in Cumbria. Over his career Henry has worked for a range of organisation, including environmental start up, charities, regional government, and environmental consultancy. Henry is currently Head of Sustainability at Nando’s.
Rachel is a communications professional turned business advisor, non-executive director and angel investor in circular economy and green technology start-ups. She has an MSc in Strategic Sustainability and is a Chartered Practitioner member of the CIPR. She joined the Board of Environment Trust (now Habitats & Heritage) in 2018.
Lainya has worked professionally across public, private & voluntary sectors co-designing & co-producing solutions that deliver improvements in individual & community wellbeing and environmental quality. She holds graduate and post graduate degrees in surveying, urban development planning, urban, empowerment of BAME communities and environmental planning. Her passion is working to maximise the quality of our environment and heritage for future generations.
Koy trained as an ecologist, and has worked in a number of roles including research scientist, international environment and urban campaigner, sustainable development policy advisor to the government and the United Nations, CEO to social and human rights organisations and Chair and trustee of over a dozen charities. He lives by, and plays, on the Thames.
Dr Ann Hagell
Ann is Research Lead at the Association for Young People’s Health and a local Twickenham resident who feels passionately about the importance of community and the local environment. Ann is a chartered psychologist with a specific interest in young people and in securing them a positive future. She has published widely on social policy and adolescent wellbeing. As well as her interest in young people she brings extensive experience of governance in the charity sector.
Gary has worked in the heritage sector for over 35 years and is one of the founding directors of Butler Hegarty Architects, an architectural practice that specialises in works to listed buildings. He is widely recognised for his extensive knowledge of both historic building techniques and timber frame construction and recent work includes the award-winning repair and conversion of Sandycombe Lodge, Turner’s House in Twickenham.
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