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 oversee the development and management of Our Bright Future. This includes:
  • promoting wider engagement and participation in decision making at all levels by young people
  • ensuring effective sharing of best practice
  • risk management
  • overseeing strategic performance of the programme
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 eight consortium organisations, three young people and a representative from the National Lottery Community Fund.
Steering Group Jan 20
Steering Group members
Peta Foxall (Chair): Chair at The Wildlife Trusts
Alan Marchant: Operations Director at The Conservation Volunteers
Alasdair Roxburgh: Director of Communities and Networks at Friends of the Earth
Catherine Clifton: Youth Representative
Gemma Sarigu: Youth Representative
Helena Christie: Portfolio Manager at The National Lottery Community Fund
Jennie Comerford: National Grants Officer at Field Studies Council
Jenny Howard Coles: Senior Development Manager at CSE
Laurence Kinnersley: Youth Representative
Nikki Williams: Director – Campaigning & Communities at The Wildlife Trusts 
Rukaiya Jeraj: Senior Programmes Development Officer at UpRising 
Sarah Deane: Green Futures Manager at Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust