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Our work is bolstered by a strong experienced board of Trustees


We are sincerely grateful to former Trustees who have provided us with the necessary and long term support, to help us establish the Trust and our programmes.

Julie Fawcett

Former Chair of the South Downs Trust. Julie is Managing Director of QBic, an environmentally conscious and award winning hotel chain. She has had an extensive career working in the Private Equity Sector as an “Entrepreneur in Residence”, for herself through the set up and sale of a retail ecommerce business and the Third Sector, as Managing Director of Llamau Housing Association. Julie is a keen sailor and walker and lives in East Meon, Hampshire.

Greg Mahon

Former Treasurer for the South Downs Trust. Greg joined Rathbones in 2002 as an investment director before becoming regional director in 2010. With nearly 30 years investment management behind him, Greg has worked for SNC (now Merrill Lynch), Murray Johnstone Private Investors and Premier Asset Management. He’s a Chartered Wealth Manager and Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, as well as an IMC member of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of the UK. Greg enjoys the many benefits of the South Downs living in Petworth, West Sussex.

Toni Shaw

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. Toni is a keen walker, having walked extensive sections of the South Downs Way and lives in Basingstoke.

Richard Waring

Richard from Lewes, East Sussex, has recently retired from teaching to return to his previous profession as an actor and writer. He is also a Volunteer Ranger for the SDNP, has an honours degree in Zoology and is an award winning children’s book writer.

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