The Steering Group

The Steering Group is the primary leadership group for Our Bright Future, with responsibility for supporting The Wildlife Trusts in delivering the programme objectives, maximising its impact and ensuring a lasting legacy at a UK level.
The Steering Group’s remit is to:
  • identify, prioritise and steer ways to maximise the impact of the portfolio on young people, the environment and communities
  • ensure a lasting legacy for Our Bright Future and its component parts
  • oversee the development and management of Our Bright Future
The Steering Group is chaired by a representative of The Wildlife Trusts Council and is made up of one senior member of staff from each of the seven consortium organisations, three young people aged 16-24 and a representative from the Big Lottery Fund. The group meets quarterly and holds at least one meeting per year at a project location.
Steering Group
Steering Group members
David Sharrod (Chair): Chief Executive at Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust
Sian Bentley: Youth Representative
Alan Marchant: Operations Director at The Conservation Volunteers
Cathy Preston: Charitable Development Manager at Field Studies Council
Grainne Martin: Youth Representative
Isobel Hall: Programme Manager at Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust
Jennie Comerford: National Grants Officer at Field Studies Council
Kate Cartmell-Done: Youth Representative
Rachel Coxcoon: Head of Local and Community Empowerment at The Centre for Sustainable Energy