Our Trustees

Karen Martin, Chief Executive, The Arboricultural Association

The Recent Chief Executive
a replacement will be appointed in October 2016

Karen Martin,
BA Hons, Geography and Sociology

Karen was appointed to the position of Chief Executive in November 2012. She leads the team at Head Quarters at the Malthouse in Gloucestershire.

Before joining the Association Karen was an HR Director in the commercial sector, and a consultant who specialised in strategic change management in the educational and not for profit sectors. A keen environmentalist Karen combines a passion for nature with a strong social consciousness.

Keith Sacre, Chairman of the Arboricultural Association

The Chairman

Keith Sacre
MSc, Arboriculture and Urban Forestry
BSc, Arboriculture
BSc, Social Science

First elected as Vice Chair in September 2015 Keith Sacre became Chairman at the 2016 AGM. He is Sales Director at Barcham Trees and has over twenty years of local authority management experiences having spent 11 years at Notcutts Nurseries before joining Barcham Trees.

Keith has an MSc in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, a BSc in Arboriculture, and a BSc in Social Science. He is currently, in addition to being a trustee of the Arboricultural Association, a trustee of the Trees and Design Action Group and actively involved with Treeconomics.

 
Jaime Bray, Vice Chairman of the Arboricultural Association

The Vice Chairman

Jaime Bray

Elected as Vice Chair in September 2016 Jaime is also Chairman of the AWG and the Register of Tree Work Operatives.

Laurence Vine-Chatterton, Treasurer of the Arboricultural Association

Co-opted Treasurer

Laurence Vine Chatterton
Chartered Accountant

Laurence joined the Board in 2013 and was re-elected in September 2015. With a degree in Geography and trained as a chartered accountant, Laurence has substantial international experience in the commercial sector in finance and general management. He is also currently a non – executive director of an NHS Foundation Trust.

Our Board members

Mike Sankus

Mike Sankus

Alastair Durkin

Alastair Durkin
Chair Media and Communications Committee

Ian Murat

Ian Murat

 
Simon Holmes

Simon Holmes
Chair of Professional Committee

Simon Holmes

Robin Jackson
Co-opted Trustee and Chair of Education and Training Committee

Lisa Sanderson

Lisa Sanderson

 
Ged Collins

Ged Collins

Alan Parker

Alan Parker
Co-opted Trustee IT

Jonathan Cocking

Jonathan Cocking

 

 

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