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.
Terence spent his early career in business in the UK, Australia and Italy. He then joined the civil service for 15 years, including spending a year in Afghanistan. Most recently, he was Chief Executive of Crown Agents, working across developing countries in Africa and Asia. He has previously served as a non-executive or trustee of many organisations, and is currently Chair of Bath Spa University, a board member of the London Pensions Fund Authority, the Single Source Regulations Office and the Marine Management Organisation. Terence continues to work in international development and has a long-standing interest in trees and forests, and in ecosystem restoration and its benefits for human societies. Terence has been Tree Aid's Vice Chair since 2017.
Alex Rees has 20 years of leadership in the international development field, inspiring and influencing change in policy and programmes. His current role, as Strategy and Portfolio Lead at Wasafiri Consulting, is deepening his experience of steering multi-stakeholder partnerships seeking to overcome complex problems in agriculture and food security in Africa. He has a broad and vibrant network, and has substantial experience of raising institutional funds. He is delighted to be a Trustee for Tree Aid after a MA in Environment and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies in 1998 established a long-term interest in how natural resource management interplays with human development. Alex has been a Tree Aid trustee since 2016.
Elizabeth is an experienced senior leader in the public sector, with a particular interest in good governance, workforce and organisational design. As an HR practitioner, she has had roles in international development with both the UK government’s Department for International Development and the United Nations. Elizabeth was part of the senior team in Wales that brought together the Forestry Commission, Environment Agency and Countryside Council. She loves trees, grows them and is keen to promote Tree Aid’s vision, mission and values. Elizabeth has been a Tree Aid trustee since 2018.
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.