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Meet our board

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Ben Goldsmith Chair


Ben is the chief executive of London-listed, resources-focused investment trust Menhaden Resource Efficiency Plc. He also founded and chairs Conservation Collective and is a Trustee of the UK climate foundation the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. Prior to this Ben co-founded sustainability-themed WHEB Asset Management and was a non-executive director at the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs between 2018 and 2022.

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Benet Northcote Deputy Chair


Benet is a Senior Adviser to businesses and NGOs, and founding partner of advisory firm Four Thirty Two.  He was previously the Director of Corporate Responsibility at the John Lewis Partnership, Deputy Private Secretary to The Prince of Wales, and Chief Policy Adviser to Greenpeace UK.  He started his career as a BBC News trainee.

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Luke Graham | Treasurer

 

Luke was the  MP for Ochil & South Perthshire 2017-19, during which time he was a CEN MP. He sat on the Public Accounts Committee, was PPS for the Cabinet Office and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Luke also served in No10 Downing Street as Senior Special Advisor to the Prime Minister 2020-21. Alongside his political experience Luke has a 13-year finance and sustainability career which has seen him work at start-ups and corporates in the UK, Asia and the USA as well as qualifying as a Chartered Management Accountant.

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Rosa Rotko

 

Rosa is an energy transformation specialist at Mott McDonald, a global management and engineering consultancy. She is also a non-executive Director at the Retail Energy Code Company, where she oversees their net zero work. Prior to this Rosa worked in the Department for Energy and Climate Change, for the energy company SSE, and the law firm Clifford Chance.

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Jane MacBean

 

Jane is a councillor in Buckinghamshire and currently chairs its Health & Adult Social Care Select Committee. She is also a member of Bucks’ Natural Environment Partnership Board and its Leisure Board, and a member of the Strategic Flood Management Team. She co-created Communi-Tree, an urban re-planting initiative.

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Guy Thompson

 

Guy is Managing Director of EnTrade, a Wessex Water business.  Prior to this  Guy was a founding Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Natural England, Executive Director of Green Alliance, and a Board Member of the European Environment Bureau.  Guy is currently a Board Member of the Broadway Initiative and Vice Chair of PHA Home. 

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