We can have up to 12 Trustees – nominated by Stretham Parish Council, Wilburton Parish Council and the community at large – all of whom are voted into the role.
Dr Jan Aniskowicz: For over 30 years Jan has lived in Wilburton, serving as GP to Wilburton, Stretham and Haddenham. Now retired from practice, Jan has been a governor at Stretham Primary School and Witchford Village College and professionally involved with local NHS organisations. His priority is to maintain and enhance community spirit by supporting local initiatives.
Dr Tina Barsby OBE: Resident in Stretham for 27 years, Tina previously served as a Parish councillor and governor at the school. As chief executive of a major agricultural research foundation, she has a wealth of experience of the operation and governance of not-for-profit organisations. Tina raised her two children in the village and has a strong commitment to the community.
Nigel Brown: Chartered town planner Nigel has lived in Cambridgeshire for 27 years, seventeen in Stretham. He has always worked in local government, currently in a senior role at Uttlesford District Council. Nigel is a strong advocate of meaningful community engagement as an essential part of managing local land development.
Anthea Dodson: Born in Wilburton, Anthea (Tup) is Secretary and a Deacon of Wilburton Community Baptist Church, a Governor at the Primary School, a member of the Parish Council for over 30 years and actively helps lots of the Village organisations. She was Head of the Criminal Justice Department at Cambridgehire Constabulary when she retired. Through SWCLT she is keen that development can be controlled and benefits go directly back into the community whilst providing much needed affordable homes for local people.
Kier Petherick: Kier came to East Anglia to work in agricultural management and brings to the Trust extensive experience of business including land transactions. In 2009 he joined F.C. Palmer and Sons, now the largest farm in Stretham, farming over 3500 acres. As major employers with a long-term commitment to the village, Kier and the Palmer family understand the need for local housing and strong community.
Charles Roberts: Stretham-born Charles has deep local roots, and raised his family here. A member of the Parish Council for over 20 years, he is Deputy Mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Leader of East Cambridgeshire District Council and Ward Councillor for Stretham, Wilburton and Little Thetford. After selling his electronics company, he set up a consultancy practice. He is wholly committed to maintaining an active and vibrant village where people of all ages and incomes can settle.
David Roth and his family have lived in Stretham for the past four years and around Cambridge for 20 years. He is a chartered accountant and company director, having previously worked in professional services with KPMG and Arthur Andersen and more recently as Finance Director and Chief Executive with companies in the healthcare sector. David has many years' experience of business and funding structures having been involved with business acquisitions, disposals and company refinancing.
Harvey Upton Harvey has lived in Cambridgeshire on and off for 20 years, eight in Wilburton, and five years as a Parish Councillor.
Qualified in Water Management, his background is ICT Programme Management, local government Finance and
Planning systems, the Nuclear industry, and environmental management. Locally Harvey has supported the Berry Fen opposition to industrial scale land based wind turbines and remains a supporter of
genuinely green and environmentally beneficial initiatives. He is a keen advocate of local people working together to shape their own civic environments.
He enjoys motorcycling but doesnt want to die just yet - theres just too much left to do!
Rebecca Howard - Rebecca’s grandfather ran the village shop in Stretham and she was born in Wilburton. She has lived in Wilburton for over twenty years and is a Wilburton Parish Councillor. She originally trained as an accountant with Coopers & Lybrand and specialised in personal and employee tax with Ernst and Young before becoming a full time mother raising her three daughters. She is keen to support the community believing that good planning and building can bring a community together and enhance quality of life for all parishioners. She now works part time as business development manager for the Cavaleri Partnership, an architectural practice based in Cambridge but working both nationally and internationally. She has a particular expertise in the healthcare and education development sectors.
The Board is also supported by:
Miriam Brown, a solicitor and Stretham resident