About Us | Trustees

  • Dr Tom Tew – Chairman

    Tom worked for English Nature and Natural England for over 20 years and was a member of the Executive Board as Natural England’s Chief Scientist until 2010; he is now Chief Executive of The Environment Bank. A mammalogist by training, he has a broad interest in wildlife conservation. Tom lives in Lincolnshire and has been a trustee since 2004. He was appointed as Chairman of the Trust in 2008. Tom is also a Trustee of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund, and sits on the HLF West Midlands Regional Committee.

  • Dr Malcolm Newdick – Trustee

    Malcolm is a company director of an IT business in Oxfordshire. After a PhD study of the urban fox he has retained an interest in wildlife conservation and research. He joined the Board of Trustees in 2006.

  • Robert Lucas – Trustee

    Robert is Chief Executive of the Field Studies Council. He has taught in the environmental field for many years and has extensive knowledge of charity administration. He lives in mid-Wales near to one of the VWT’s bat reserves and joined the Board of Trustees in 2007.

  • Matthew Norman – Trustee

    Matthew Norman is an independent Family Office executive advising several family clients. He has extensive experience in the Single Family Office space and provides next generation mentoring. Prior to becoming independent in 2014, Matthew spent eight years managing the wealth of a Brazilian family within their London based single family office. His previous experience includes working with two Sovereign Wealth Funds on their consolidated portfolio reporting and treasury operations, as well as working at a Russian Hedge Fund. Matthew is the Deputy Chairman of the Family Office Council and holds an MA in International Conflict Analysis. He joined the Board of Trustees in 2010.

  • Dr David Bullock – Trustee

    David is Head of Nature Conservation at the National Trust with an extensive background in ecology. A Batworker Trainer, his particular interest has been management of bats in historic buildings which culminated in the recent publication ‘Bats and Historic Buildings’. He lives in Gloucestershire and was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2011.

  • Sally Ford-Hutchinson – Trustee

    Sally’s experience is in market research and marketing communications. She is a former Chairman of The Market Research Society and was Global Planning Director of the International Advertising Agency DMB&B. She has been running her own consultancy The Thinking Shop for the last twelve years where she advises clients about their services and brands. Sally has experience as a trustee having worked for a number of years with both Nottingham Trent University and the National Centre for Social Research. Her personal interest in wildlife has taken her all over the world. She joined the Board of Trustees of the VWT in 2015.