CPRE Norfolk

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People and Governance

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Chris Dady, Chairman

Chris Dady, a Norfolk born chartered surveyor who has lived in the Broadland area for over 30 years with his wife Sally, became involved with CPRE Norfolk through the Green Buildings open days.  They were able to have their own self built eco house included as part of this event.  Chris has been volunteering for CPRE Norfolk for the past five years in addition to his other voluntary work.

Rob Lodge, Vice-Chairman

Rob Lodge taught in various roles in Secondary schools and has also worked as part of the Norfolk Children’s Services Advisory Team with an emphasis on Secondary education. He has in recent times for Norfolk CPRE supported developments on engaging with young people, including a Conference working with partner organisations, for the students to understand the priorities for land use in rural Norfolk. He, his wife, Liz and family have lived in North Norfolk for nearly thirty years.

Professor Tim O’Riordan OBE DL FBA, President

Professor O’Riordan is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. He is a Deputy Lieutenant of the County, Sheriff of Norwich (2009-10) and a Fellow of the British Academy. He has a deep understanding of climate change issues and is an active promoter of sustainable rural communities. As president of CPRE Norfolk, he is our figurehead, promoting the charity wherever possible and raising awareness of our work.

Graham Sillett, Honorary Treasurer

Graham was a partner in a local firm of Chartered Accountants, Lovewell Blake, before taking early retirement to concentrate on voluntary work.  After spending his working life behind a desk, Graham prefers to be outdoors walking, running and visiting historic sites and buildings.


Helen Leith, Branch Director

Helen has worked with campaign groups (including Friends of the Earth and CPRE Dorset),  heritage organisations (including The National Trust and Norfolk Museums Service), has an arts history background, worked at Christie’s auction house and run her own antiques businesses.  She is also an experienced property renovator and a Trustee of the Norfolk Historic Buildings Trust.  Helen is responsible for coordinating CPRE Norfolk’s campaigns, events, fundraising, communications and membership activities. Contact her at helenl@cprenorfolk.org.uk.

Helen Steed, Finance & Administration Officer

Helen looks after the day-to-day finances of CPRE Norfolk, keeping a close eye on the charity’s income and expenditure.  She is also responsible for IT and other administration in the office, looks after our membership and other records and manages our network of litter wardens.   Helen has a computing and science background, runs a business with her husband, as well as looking after their two children, is very active in children’s musical theatre, being an experienced director and actress and the family are all keen ramblers.  Contact her at helens@cprenorfolk.org.uk.

David Hook, Light Pollution Campaign Co-ordinator

David is Vice Chairman of Hempnall Parish Council and the Co-ordinator of CPRE Norfolk’s Light Pollution Campaign. In his role with CPRE, David has advised councils, businesses and individuals throughout Norfolk on lighting issues and organised one of the first conferences on light pollution in Norfolk with the Norwich Astronomical Society. As with all of our campaigners, David’s light pollution work for CPRE Norfolk is entirely voluntary.  He was recently presented with an award from The British Astronomical Society in recognition of his years of work on light pollution and an Outstanding Achievement Award from national CPRE for his work on light pollution.


CPRE Norfolk Executive Committee

Our Executive Committee meets four times a year in January, April, July and October, with our AGM on the same date as our July Executive Committee meeting. Our next AGM will be on April 18th 2016. Our Executive Committee is made up of elected Officers (Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary), elected Ordinary members and vice-presidents.  Elected members are voted in annually at the AGM.  Nominations for the Executive Committee should be made to the Honorary secretary Bryan Robinson, via the Branch Office.

Elected Members

Tim O’Riordan (President) Chris Dady (Chairman) Rob Lodge (Vice-Chairman) Bryan Robinson (Honorary Secretary) Matthew Martin  (Interim Honorary Treasurer) David Hook Rosalie Monbiot Ian Shepherd Keith Bacon Greg Peck Michael Knights Vice presidents (non-voting members) Martin Walton Peter Forbes Lady Walpole

CPRE Norfolk also relies on the generosity of our Patrons who support us, financially and in kind.  Our current Patrons are:

Charles Barratt Helen Corbin Ivor Braka Lord & Lady Walpole Lord Cholmondeley Lord Leicester Paul Gismondi Professor Tim O’Riordan Rosalie Monbiot Sir Nicholas Bacon Sir Rupert Mann Tom Cook Other Patrons have asked to remain anonymous

Trustees’ Annual Reports and Financial Accounts

CPRE Norfolk Trustees’ Annual Report 2014 CPRE Norfolk Trustees’ Annual Report 2013 CPRE Norfolk Trustees’ Annual Report 2012 CPRE Norfolk Trustees’ Annual Report 2011 CPRE Norfolk Trustees’ Annual Report 2010

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