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Richard Eastmond

Trustee 2022 - 2025

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Richard Eastmond

Candidate Statement

My lifelong affinity with wild places began aged 15, winter mountaineering with my school in Scotland. I return frequently to climb the hills and immerse myself in wild places.

I spent six months acting as a Trustee before it emerged that I was one of those adversely affected by Civica’s manifest errors in last year’s election. In that time I chaired the Health and Safety committee and championed its merging with the HR committee.

My background and skills differ from many Trustees. The insight and diversity of experience I bring to help the Board function better comes from 35 years’ experience in education, with Amnesty International - with many complementarities to the John Muir Trust - and my day job as People Director for an FE College where we educate one of the most diverse populations in the country. I am also a Board member of the University College of Osteopathy sitting on the Finance & Estates Committee and chairing their Board Effectiveness group.

The Trust has new energy with a confident Executive, a fresh vision and is scaling up its teams to deliver, including the exciting aspiration to create the definitive management standards for wild places. I support the forging of wider landscape scale partnerships to support or take over their conservation, protection and repair, where we can make a difference – and the purchase of additional property if affordable.

I hope to continue to contribute to the crucial work of the Trust and that you will support my candidacy.

Nominated by

Patrick Cadell, Alan Dobie, Simon Thompson, Andrew Whitfield, Sheila Wren

Member since

2017

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