Meet trustees, staff and volunteers
Tony Burton CBE Chairman
Tony has extensive high-level experience as Chair of The National Lottery Community Fund (previously the Big Lottery Fund) and Vice Chair of HS2’s Independent Design Panel. He is design advisor to the National Infrastructure Commission. He was founder and Chief Executive of Civic Voice, Director of Strategy and External Affairs at the National Trust, and Deputy Director of CPRE. He is volunteer coordinator of Neighbourhood Planners.London, a Director of London’s environmental record centre and an active volunteer in his local community, including as Chair of the Wandle Valley Forum and secretary of his local civic society in south London.
Danny Garvey Vice Chair
Danny worked with BT over a 40 year period until his retirement in 2017. During his career he held international leadership positions in marketing, strategy and customer service. Prior to joining CPRE London he was a Director of the Moor Park Estate Conservation Area in north west London where he oversaw local planning activities.
Alena Kalashnikova Treasurer
Alena is a corporate finance and investment management professional with international experience. Most recently she has worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers identifying new markets for companies from Russia and Kazakhstan. She has a strong interest in the environmental challenges faced by city dwellers and lives in central London.
Emma Bould Trustee
Emma – Emma has worked for the Government Office for Science since November 2020. Before that she was Policy and Partnership Manager with The Alzheimer’s Society. She is a member of Network Rail’s Built Environment Accessibility Panel. Emma is committed to the public health and wellbeing agenda, and to working with disadvantaged communities.
Tara-Jane Sutcliffe Trustee
Tara works professionally in the charity sector and has held CEO/Director positions in a number of medium size charities. She brings strong skills in strategic planning and business development with a particular focus on strengthening good governance and financial accountability. Passionate about the protection and promotion of the natural and historic environments, she is also a trustee of the Open Spaces Society. Tara lives in west London.
Catherine Irving-Johnstone Trustee
Catherine has valuable experience in community, corporate and legacy fundraising and supporter engagement at two leading national charities, Cancer Research UK and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. As a born-and-bred Londoner, Catherine is committed to protecting green space for all in the city and has a particular interest in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.
Before joining CPRE London in 2017, Neil worked as a consultant at Ruskin Land in the Wyre Forest. He is a trustee of the arts and conservation charity Common Ground; was a trustee of Civic Voice; and was previously CPRE’s national Director of Policy and Campaigns. Neil worked at Common Ground in the 1980s launching an orchard conservation campaign and organising the first national Apple Day in 1990. He lives in east London.
Head of Campaigns
Office and Accounts Administrator
Volunteer – publications and content consultant
Volunteer – social media specialist
Volunteer – website strategist
Volunteer – Membership coordinator
Sarah has spent the last 20 years working in the travel industry and is currently a Product Manager at Exodus Travels. Originally from Canada, she has always had a strong interest in nature and wildlife, and is happiest when out exploring the natural world, camera in hand. She lives in south London.