Meet trustees and staff
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.
Poonam Douglas Honorary Secretary
Poonam works professionally as an executive assistant for Speakers Corner London Ltd and she has held office and HR support roles in various companies. She enjoys country hikes and the great outdoors and lives in north London.
Danny Garvey Vice Chair
Danny worked with BT over a 40 year period until his retirement in 2017. During his career he held a few 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.
Jo Ellingham Trustee
Jo works at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. She is a Chartered Town Planner and has worked as Public Health Policy Officer at the London Borough of Southwark and at HTA Design Ltd on regeneration, housing and policy formulation, and negotiation for public and private clients. She lives in south London.
Emma Bould Trustee
Emma – Emma is Partnership Manager with The Alzheimer’s Society. She is committed to the public health and wellbeing agenda and 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 is also a trustee of the Open Spaces Society and Friends of British Overseas Territories. She has recently returned from an assignment with the St Helena National Trust and lives in west London.
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.