Lantra has appointed three new trustees to its board. Geoff Mackey, Richard Clarke and Geraldine Newton-Cross will work with existing trustees to support Lantra’s mission to raise skills, improve career opportunities and boost the land-based and environmental industries.
Dr Mackey studied health and safety and management at post-graduate level and today is an executive director at BASF. His remit includes sustainability, communications and external affairs for Europe, and he also advises strategic and tactical groups in sectors including further education, science and the environment.
Mr Clarke is commercial director of Orchard Groundcare in Somerset and is also the current chairman of Bristol Zoo’s board of trustees. His career has been spent in the property sector, both in consultancy and on the client side. He is a former chairman of the House Builders Federation and was property specialist consultant to Lloyds Banking Group.
Ms Newton-Cross has worked for several years in the land-based and environmental sectors. She has worked at the Waste and Resources Action Programme and the Environment Agency, and is currently employed at the Energy Technology Institute. Ms Newton-Cross also sits on several government advisory groups related to bioenergy and waste.
Campbell Tweed, who has worked to influence and advise on skills with the industry and government organisations in Northern Ireland, is leaving Lantra’s board after seven years’ service. He will be succeeded by Ian Marshall, a long-time member of the Ulster Farmers Union.
Lantra CEO Marcus Potter commented: “I look forward to working with Richard, Geoff and Geraldine on the Board. Our trustees play a vital role; their diversity in terms of background, experience and knowledge is invaluable in helping Lantra to deliver our charitable objectives across the breadth of the land-based sector.”