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The Sustainable Communities Fund Grant Panel Members

Doug Jones – Chair

Doug Jones was appointed to the SDNPA in January 2012 and reappointed in June 2015 and 2019. As well as being Chair of the Sustainable Communities Fund Panel, Doug is Chair of the National Park’s Policy & Resources Committee and a member of the South Downs Local Access Forum.  At local level, Doug has coordinated a number of community initiatives in Buriton: to foster local social and economic well-being; to raise awareness of and respect for the local heritage; and to conserve and enhance the local environment.He has also helped other communities with Village Design Statements, Parish Plans, Local Landscape Character Assessments, Local Food & Farming Initiatives, Environmental Traffic Calming and local Heritage Projects. He first joined Buriton Parish Council in 1999.In his working career Doug was a Chartered Town Planner and Transport Planner for local authorities and in consultancy before joining the Local Government Association in London. As a Director his responsibilities included senior relationships with a wide range of organisations across many policy areas including planning, transport, housing, rural affairs, economic development, tourism and sustainable development.His interests include walking and photography and he is a Trustee of a small charity helping communities in rural Ghana.
 

Janet Sinclair

Janet is the subject tutor on the Collections Care and Conservation Management MA course in the School of Conservation at West Dean College (University of Sussex). She knows the College and the South Downs well, having first worked at
West Dean as House Manager over ten years ago. Subsequently she moved to Stansted Park, Michelham Priory and most recently Petworth, as House and Collections Manager for the National Trust (to 2017).Janet is an art historian, curator
and educator in heritage management, with degrees from the Courtauld Institute, Bretton Hall and the Barber Institute, Birmingham, where she taught for many years. She has also held senior management posts at significant heritage sites
in the UK including a cathedral and several private historic houses, managing archives, interpretation and sustainable collections care. She is a member of the Attingham Society, ICOM (DEMHIST) and as a freelance lecturer has taught for
the WEA, Weald and Downland Museum, Aspire West Sussex and the University of Cambridge (Institute of Continuing Education) in the past year.

Roger Mullenger

Roger has worked as an IT manager in several international companies, and more recently in an IT consultancy he and a colleague formed. Served as a school parent governor for 8 years and as a parish councillor for 12 years. Has had
experience in managing a small nature reserve and an ancient woodland. A volunteer leader for a holiday company specialising in walking. Many of the walks are within the SDNP as well as other National Parks and AONBs. Special interests
are natural environment, walking, countryside access and use.

Christine Seaward

Currently Chief Executive of The Sustainability Centre in East Meon, Hampshire, Christine leads this charitable organisation which specialises in education and learning in its broadest sense for sustainability, and undertakes a wide
variety of initiatives, projects and partnerships to achieve its aims.Partnerships include learning and education providers(schools, universities and businesses of all sizes), corporate trainers, public sector partners and key
individuals at the forefront of this agenda both in the UK and internationally.Effective and innovative management of projects, people and organisations at a strategic level is underpinned by extensive experience of organisational and
change management, project development, management and delivery, as well as specialism in sustainability, climate change and energy.

Paddy Cox

Paddy is an academic researcher on numerous environmental risks, he is trained in environmental impact assessment and has 20 years experience of the activities in the oil and gas sector. He has a particular interest in sustainability as
a decision-making process at a personal, community and societal level. He is an advocate for communal wellbeing, supporting local action, empowerment and accountability on matters of global significance including fuel poverty, local
food, care for the natural environment and de-carbonising lifestyles. He is part of a community-based project near Rogate, West Sussex promoting more sustainable lifestyles.

Terry Doyle

Terry’s career started in the construction industry working in project management on major projects throughout the U.K. Terry went on to set up a project support consultancy supporting Heritage Lottery Fund projects. These projects
included project support roles on Sadlers Wells Theatre, the National Theatre, the British Museum and Dulwich Picture Gallery. Terry retired in 2013 completing a role as an external advisor to the Project Steering Group for the new
museum for the Mary Rose.Terry is a member of the Volunteer Ranger Service, a South Downs Way Warden and has started up and leads on two Walking to Health Groups in the Petersfield area as well as belonging to the R.S.P.B., the National
Trust and Friends of Petersfield Heath.

Dean Orgill

Dean Orgill is Chairman of Mayo Wynne and Baxter. Having led the litigation department and been part of the executive management team for many years, Dean became Managing Partner of Wynne Baxter Godfree in 1999. He has continuously been involved in the management of the firm at Board level, becoming Chairman in 2011.
In the wider business community Dean Chairs the Brighton and Hove Economic Partnership and sits on the Greater Brighton Economic Board, the European Structural Investment Fund committee of the Coast to Capital LEP and the committee of the Institute of Directors for Sussex (he was elected a Fellow of the IoD in 2015). For more than three years Dean was a Director of the Gatwick Diamond Initiative Limited (where he chaired the Inspire group focussing on training and skills). He was also President of Sussex Law Society for 2011/12. His monthly column can be found in the Platinum Business magazine.

Toni Shaw

Toni Shaw is the Director at Sequoia Consultancy Services which provide guidance and support to Trustees running charitable Trusts. Formerly a successful Marketing and Business Development Director in IT and Telecommunications, Toni changed direction and joined the voluntary sector in 2004.
After taking a Masters Degree at Roehampton University in Voluntary Action Management, her first role was as Business Development Director at the National Council for One Parent Families, now Gingerbread Families. In 2007, Toni become CEO at the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation where, with the support of the Board of Trustees, she established the Foundation and built an endowment of nearly £11 million for the long term support of communities across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. A further £7 million in small grants was also distributed to over 2,000 small local charities and community groups around the county. During this time, Toni was a Trustee for a number of other charities, including the Bordon Charity, the Saints Foundation and the New Forest Trust. She chaired the BBC Trust’s Audience Council England: South Panel for three years and was a mentor for the Hampshire School of Social Entrepreneurs.

In 2016, Toni set up Sequoia Consultancy services, a Charitable Trust Business providing support and guidance to charitable trusts and helping to release charitable assets back into communities. She is currently a Trustee for the Blue Lamp Trust, the Bordon Charity, and the Saints Foundation.