Our team

Meet our wonderful staff and Trustees.

Charley Miller, Conservation and Education Coordinator

Lauren Kearse, Operations Coordinator

Simon Wyre, Electronics Specialist

Mary Acreman, Volunteer financial assistant

Kate O’Callaghan, Housekeeper and temporary facilities coordinator


Overall responsibility for the direction and governance of the Trust’s activities sits with the board of Trustees.

Oliver Broadbent, Chair of Trustees since May 2020 (Trustee since 2019): has a range of management, education and consultancy experience, mainly in the engineering design sector. Involved with the wood since 2010.

Alan Heeks, Trustee since 2015: Successful business management career, and 25 years’ involvement with nature-based learning as a trustee, trainer and writer. 

Jake Farr, Trustee since 2015: Works at senior levels as an organisational coach and consultant. Is also a client at the wood, bringing families from London, known as ‘Kids in the Wood’.

Frances Wood, Trustee since 2015: An expert in monitoring and evaluation, working for Department of International Development. Involved with the wood since 2002. 

John Kingston OBE, Trustee since 2016: Over 25 years as a Senior manager and/or trustee with large and small charities. 

Amrita Bhohi, Trustee since 2019: Amrita has wide-ranging experience as a workshop leader, speaker and writer in environmental peacemaking, spiritual ecology, new economics and young leadership. She has played a key role at St Ethelburga’s including launching their young leaders programmes.