Our board of trustees

We are very proud that our trustees bring a wealth of experience and expertise to Sustrans and are grateful for their support and leadership.

Chair of Sustrans trustees, Lynne Berry

Lynne Berry CBE (Chair)

Lynne Berry is Chair of the Human Tissue Authority as well as of Sustrans. She is also a trustee of Welsh National Opera.

Until recently she was Chair of Breast Cancer Now. And she was Deputy-Chair of the Canal & River Trust and Chair of Glandŵr Cymru.

She has had several Chief Executive posts. These include RVS and the Charity Commission.And the General Social Care Council, the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Family Welfare Association.

And she's had many trustee and Non-Executive roles. She has been a member of several government better regulation initiatives and was on the Advisory Board for Civil Society in the Cabinet Office.

Lynne is a Visiting Professor in Leadership at Cass Business School, City, University of London. She's a Fellow Commoner of Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge and an Honorary Fellow of Cardiff University.

Horace Carter-Allen

Horace is a senior civil service leader and has held a number of senior roles in the Criminal Justice Sector; he is currently on secondment to a Senior Policy Advisor role in Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service.

Horace is passionate about diversity and inclusion in wider society and the workplace and the role that this can play in the promotion of healthier and happier initiatives.

A black belt in Judo and a qualified coach, Horace spent 8 years coaching children.  He is also an Arsenal supporter and regularly attends home games to watch his beloved team.

Moray Macdonald

Moray has over twenty years' experience in PR and marketing and leads Weber Shandwick’s design and video studios across Europe, Middle East and Africa. 

He has a strong record of innovation and delivery in public relations and public affairs, including as a senior political adviser in Scotland and New Zealand.

In 2019 Moray completed two terms as Chair of the Board of Trustees for Scouts Scotland.  He is a regular panellist on the ‘Shereen Show’ on BBC Radio Scotland and on BBC Scotland’s ‘Seven Days’ news review programme.

Catherine Max

Catherine Max

Catherine provides independent strategy, policy and research consultancy to help organisations improve wellbeing and reduce health inequalities through social and environmental sustainability and urban design.

Previously an NHS non-executive director and trustee of health, social care, environmental and arts charities, Catherine is currently on the board of Alcohol Change UK and member of the Research and Policy Committee.

A passionate Londoner, Catherine enjoys walking around the streets and green spaces of her home city at every opportunity.

Stuart Mills

Stuart is Chief Investment Officer at Canal & River Trust.

A chartered surveyor, Stuart joined Canal & River Trust in 1990 after working in private sector property consulting. He is a keen sports fan and has undertaken a number of long-distance cycle rides for charity and always enjoys the opportunity to walk around the cities he visits for his day job.

Heather Preen

Heather is a communications and engagement professional, with a special interest in building relationships with local communities.

Heather worked at a very senior level as a national newspaper journalist, before moving to Thailand with her family where she became the Director of Communications and Marketing at a major international school. She joined Transport for London in 2015.

Heather lives in London. She has a dog, a pair of walking boots and doesn’t own a car.

Oliver Reichardt

Oliver Reichardt

Oliver Reichardt is the CEO of the Royal College of Radiology. He was previously the Director of Fellowship and Executive Lead for the Economy, Enterprise and Manufacturing at the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce).

Before this he was Director of Delivery and Performance at the New Forest National Park Authority.

Oliver lives in Hampshire and his hobbies include keeping his two sons from running wild and growing a small orchard.

Helen Simpson

Helen Simpson

Helen Simpson is a dispute resolution specialist. After a law degree at Oxford University, Helen trained and qualified as a lawyer at Linklaters. She ran a business for ten years and has more than fifteen years of experience as a commercial litigator, most recently as a Partner and member of the Board at Dentons. 

In 2018, Helen led the support crew for her husband's record-breaking cycle ride from Land's End to John o'Groats, completed in 43 hours and 25 minutes. 

Frank Swinton

Frank is a hospital consultant in anaesthetics and intensive care.

Since working for the British Antarctic Survey for two years, he has been trying to reduce the impacts of his home and work.

He sits on the environment committee of the Association of Anaesthetists, has an MSc in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability and is a (very) amateur beekeeper.

Fiona Westwood

Fiona Westwood

Currently a partner at Smith and Williamson chartered accountants, Fiona has worked with Sustrans in the past when she was at Price Waterhouse Coopers’ as a director leading their South West charity team.

She is also the treasurer of the charity Wildscreen, based at King Street in Bristol.

Fiona is a dedicated walker and cyclist, often found with her young children on her local bit of NCN, the Strawberry Line.