Executive Team

 NEVILE FAY  Founder & Director  Neville is Founder and Principal Consultant  Treework Environmental Practice  with a specialism in ancient tree conservation. He lectures worldwide on the arboricultural conservation and ecosystem approaches that he and Treework have developed over the past 35 years.  He is Founder of  Tree Aid  and a founding member of  Ancient Tree Forum .

NEVILE FAY

Founder & Director

Neville is Founder and Principal Consultant Treework Environmental Practice with a specialism in ancient tree conservation. He lectures worldwide on the arboricultural conservation and ecosystem approaches that he and Treework have developed over the past 35 years.

He is Founder of Tree Aid and a founding member of Ancient Tree Forum.

 ELLEN FAY  Founder & Executive Director  Ellen is Founder and Director of  Treework Seminars , a groundbreaking conference series that has produced over 20 world-class, international seminars on trees, soil, ecosystems and conservation.  She is a linguist by training with a specialism in simultaneous interpreting. She has lived and worked in Argentina, Russia and Spain, from where she ran a successful creative translation & adaptation business for over 10 years with an extensive portfolio of clients in the film and advertising sector.  Ellen is passionate about conservation and sustainability and the opportunity to translate the depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise she has encountered through her work with Treework Seminars into positive change for future generations.

ELLEN FAY

Founder & Executive Director

Ellen is Founder and Director of Treework Seminars, a groundbreaking conference series that has produced over 20 world-class, international seminars on trees, soil, ecosystems and conservation.

She is a linguist by training with a specialism in simultaneous interpreting. She has lived and worked in Argentina, Russia and Spain, from where she ran a successful creative translation & adaptation business for over 10 years with an extensive portfolio of clients in the film and advertising sector.

Ellen is passionate about conservation and sustainability and the opportunity to translate the depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise she has encountered through her work with Treework Seminars into positive change for future generations.

 MATTHEW ORMAN  Director & Public Affairs Advisor  Matthew is a Public Affairs consultant with nearly 20 years' experience working both as a consultant and in-house for some of the country’s largest FMCG businesses, including Nestle, Kraft, Danone, PepsiCo, Burger King and Weight Watchers.   Much of his career was spent in Brussels where he worked in the European Commission and then European Parliament for former EPP Environment Spokesman, John Bowis, on many of the formative pieces of EU waste, water, recycling and air legislation.   He specialises in environmental sustainability and public health issues and his work spans both technical lobbying dossiers and broader education and awareness campaigns. He took over Harcourt in 2015 and blogs regularly on the challenges for businesses looking to navigate post-Brexit UK and EU policy-making.

MATTHEW ORMAN

Director & Public Affairs Advisor

Matthew is a Public Affairs consultant with nearly 20 years' experience working both as a consultant and in-house for some of the country’s largest FMCG businesses, including Nestle, Kraft, Danone, PepsiCo, Burger King and Weight Watchers. 

Much of his career was spent in Brussels where he worked in the European Commission and then European Parliament for former EPP Environment Spokesman, John Bowis, on many of the formative pieces of EU waste, water, recycling and air legislation. 

He specialises in environmental sustainability and public health issues and his work spans both technical lobbying dossiers and broader education and awareness campaigns. He took over Harcourt in 2015 and blogs regularly on the challenges for businesses looking to navigate post-Brexit UK and EU policy-making.

 
 KEVIN KENNEDY  Director & Legal Advisor  Kevin has been a director of the Sustainable Soils Alliance since its inception. By day he is a lawyer at Burges Salmon specialising in agricultural and private client issues, and has day to day experience within the sector.  He a regular speaker and writer.   His involvement  in the Sustainable Soils Alliance began with holding the view that many of the active voices in the agricultural sector were saying similar things about the issues facing soils, but were not necessarily engaging with each other to achieve a consensus and an accepted plan for the future. 

KEVIN KENNEDY

Director & Legal Advisor

Kevin has been a director of the Sustainable Soils Alliance since its inception. By day he is a lawyer at Burges Salmon specialising in agricultural and private client issues, and has day to day experience within the sector.  He a regular speaker and writer. 

His involvement  in the Sustainable Soils Alliance began with holding the view that many of the active voices in the agricultural sector were saying similar things about the issues facing soils, but were not necessarily engaging with each other to achieve a consensus and an accepted plan for the future. 

 ROBERT RAWLE  Director & Financial Advisor  Robert comes from a farming background, although he has turned his skills to accounting and advising clients how on to move their business forward to achieve their own personal goals.  As a Director of Bishop Fleming LLP, he looks after a diverse range of clients.  Many clients are within in his sector specialism of creative and media companies, others including recycling and Environmentally focused clients. His passion for the countryside has led to his involvement with SSA.

ROBERT RAWLE

Director & Financial Advisor

Robert comes from a farming background, although he has turned his skills to accounting and advising clients how on to move their business forward to achieve their own personal goals.

As a Director of Bishop Fleming LLP, he looks after a diverse range of clients.  Many clients are within in his sector specialism of creative and media companies, others including recycling and Environmentally focused clients. His passion for the countryside has led to his involvement with SSA.

 
 
 
 SUE EVERETT  Research Advisor  Sue is an independent ecologist with a background in nature conservation and land-based research, training, policy and practice.  She is a former Chair of the British Association of Nature Conservationists (BANC), a co-founder of two national wild-plant charities - Flora locale and Plantlife, and for 12 years was a Director of the consultancy Naturebureau.  Sue has developed and managed several successful training programmes for land managers and in the 1990s was involved in developing the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.  She currently practices as a land management adviser and writes the regular Conservation News column in British Wildlife magazine. She is committed to promoting sustainable land management for all the benefits that should bring for people, nature and the wider environment.

SUE EVERETT

Research Advisor

Sue is an independent ecologist with a background in nature conservation and land-based research, training, policy and practice.

She is a former Chair of the British Association of Nature Conservationists (BANC), a co-founder of two national wild-plant charities - Flora locale and Plantlife, and for 12 years was a Director of the consultancy Naturebureau.

Sue has developed and managed several successful training programmes for land managers and in the 1990s was involved in developing the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.

She currently practices as a land management adviser and writes the regular Conservation News column in British Wildlife magazine. She is committed to promoting sustainable land management for all the benefits that should bring for people, nature and the wider environment.

 DR. ANNA KRZYWOSZYNSKA   Social Science Advisor  Dr. Anna Krzywoszynska is an interdisciplinary social scientist and a Leverhulme Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield, and the founder of the Soil Care Network. Her research explores the ways in which we build relationships with nature, and the role scientific and other forms of knowledge play in forming and changing these relationships.  Her current project SoilWise explores how care may be embedded in soil management, particularly in farming. How to achieve soil conservation is both a scientific and a political question, and one which requires a debate and a compromise amongst a variety of soil stakeholders. Anna is involved in the Sustainable Soils Alliance to support the emergence of such a debate.

DR. ANNA KRZYWOSZYNSKA 

Social Science Advisor

Dr. Anna Krzywoszynska is an interdisciplinary social scientist and a Leverhulme Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield, and the founder of the Soil Care Network. Her research explores the ways in which we build relationships with nature, and the role scientific and other forms of knowledge play in forming and changing these relationships.

Her current project SoilWise explores how care may be embedded in soil management, particularly in farming. How to achieve soil conservation is both a scientific and a political question, and one which requires a debate and a compromise amongst a variety of soil stakeholders. Anna is involved in the Sustainable Soils Alliance to support the emergence of such a debate.