To maximise our impact we need to make sure that we are run by the very best people. Our trustee boards are comprised of local people passionate about nature and their local area but also have particular expertise that contributes to the running of local charities. Trustees are elected by Trust members at Annual General Meetings and serve in a voluntary capacity.
We heavily rely on the dedication and commitment of our 40,000+ volunteers. Without them a lot of our work wouldn’t happen and we therefore place emphasise on ensuring they are backed up by an equally dedicated staff team who can engage and lead local communities, our members, businesses, decision makers in the running of our Trusts.
(Above) Wildlife Trusts Chairs in 2015
Our current staff to volunteer ratio is approx 1:18. A survey of TWT salaries in 2011-12 showed that over 60% of TWT staff are paid <£25,000/pa, and just over 1% are paid >£60,000, these all being CEOs.
Our structure also enables (and requires) a large number of Trust staff and trustees thinking beyond their Trust boundaries and supporting work at a national level.
Our Honorary Officers
HRH The Prince of Wales
President Emeritus Simon King OBE
President Emeritus Sir David Attenborough
OM CH CVO CBE FRS
President Emeritus Aubrey Manning
Vice President Professor Chris Baines
Vice Presiden t
Vice President Prof David Macdonald CBE DSc FRS
Bill Oddie OBE
Vice President Julian Pettifer OBE
Vice President Prof Sir Robert Worcester KBE DL
Chief Exec utive
Stephanie Hilborne OBE