Several changes to the Sylva Foundation board of trustees are announced today. We welcome Sir Martin and Lady Wood as our first Patrons, Dr Nick Brown steps down as trustee, and Dr Robin Buxton is appointed to the Board.
Founder trustees Sir Martin and Lady Wood are retiring from the board to become Sylva Foundation’s first Patrons. Both took a leading role in forming the charity in 2009, and have since been immensely generous in offering their support and wisdom. We know they will continue to attend board meetings regularly.
It is with sadness that we say farewell to trustee Dr Nick Brown. As a founding trustee he has played a key role in helping shape our science programme, in addition to guiding the charity through its evolution over the last eight years. He served as Chair of the trustee board for three years.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Robin Buxton to the board of trustees. His career has focussed on building effective organisations and networks to strengthen nature conservation in the UK. He has been Chair of the Earth Trust and Wild Oxfordshire, and Vice-President of CIEEM (the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management). He is currently Chair of the Patsy Wood Trust, Treasurer of the Ecological Continuity Trust, Trustee of the Durrell Trust for Conservation Biology, and an adviser to the Earth Trust. Speaking of his appointment Robin said:
“I’m delighted to be joining the trustees of the Sylva Foundation at an exciting time for trees and woodland management in UK.”
Read more about Sylva Foundation’s team of people: sylva.org.uk/people