Our board of Trustees work together to set Tree Aid's strategic direction. They ensure we are true to our mission and values and check our progress against our strategy.
Judith is a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years’ experience in finance having held senior roles in both the commercial sector at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Laporte plc and in the charitable sector as Chief Financial Officer of Impetus — The Private Equity Foundation and Chief Operating Officer of StreetDoctors. Judith is currently Head of Finance and Risk at Synchronicity Earth. She has an MSc from London University in Environmental Management and is firmly committed to protecting the environment and the third sector. Judith served as Tree Aid's Treasurer from 2017 to 2021.
Trevor retired from his post as Clerk and Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Assembly at the end of June 2016. During a career spanning both the private and public sectors, he served as CEO of three public sector bodies in Northern Ireland for 20 years. These roles have provided extensive experience in strategic leadership and corporate governance. Trevor currently holds positions as Non-Executive Director of two public bodies, is a Trustee of the CS Lewis Institute (Belfast) and undertakes international parliamentary development consultancy projects. Trevor has been a Tree Aid trustee since 2016.
Nick is Director of Individual Giving and Loyalty at Marie Curie, which he joined in December 2019. He brings to the board a wide range of skills and experience of fundraising and direct marketing, which helps to challenge, benchmark and strengthen Tree Aid’s public fundraising. Nick has been a Tree Aid trustee since 2018.
Having grown up in Africa, Philip was struck by the value of trees to communities for energy, protection, construction and food. As a Management Consultant with Ernst & Young and more recently Director for Control Risks, Philip has worked with high profile organisations to improve risk and security management, financial measures, system controls and procedures. Philip is also a coach and mentor for UnLtd, a support network for social entrepreneurs, and he has advised start up charities on best practice management techniques. Philip has been a Tree Aid trustee since 2018.
Tristram is a Chartered Forester and is an environmentalist with more than 20 years’ experience in the land management sector. Tristram is the Chief Operating Officer for Forestry England, the largest landowner in England, with responsibility for the organisations operations. Tristram is also a Non-Executive Director for the Broads National Park. Tristram has an Masters of Business Administration from Bayes Business school and is committed to sustainable land management to deliver social, environmental and economic benefits. Tristram has served as a Trustee for Tree Aid since 2021.