Wednesday 28 January 2015
The Chilterns Conservation Board is pleased to announce that Sue Holden, a leading UK environmentalist, has been appointed as a Board member.
Sue has an impressive track record as a leader in the field of conservation. She is Chief Executive of Earthwatch Europe, an international environmental charity carrying out research into wildlife and conservation around the world, which is based in Oxford. Before that she spent nine years as the Chief Executive of the Woodland Trust and eight years with the National Trust.
The Chilterns Conservation Board was established by Parliament in 2004 with the purpose of conserving and enhancing the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and helping people to understand and enjoy it. The Board has 27 members, drawn from local communities across the area, who bring valuable knowledge and expertise to the complex work of caring for an ancient landscape.
Sue lives on the edge of the Chilterns near Chinnor and says her love of her local countryside inspired her to join the Board: “I am keen to do my bit to care for the Chilterns AONB and help it flourish. I am lucky to have some beautiful, tranquil green spaces on my doorstep, especially the woodlands, and I’m looking forward to working with colleagues on the Board to achieve our aims of protecting and promoting the AONB.”