HVCA Trustees

Sarah Roberts

Sarah is an experienced Executive Director and trustee with wide experience working with business and not-for-profit organisations .
Sarah lives in Hathersage. A former chair of the Hope Valley Rail Users Group and London Cycle Campaign she is deeply involved in the work of the Travel and Transport Group. Her day job is Director, Influence and Impact for the international development charity, Practical Action.

Roger Clarke

Roger lives in Hope. He is currently secretary to HVCA and convenor of the travel and transport group. He is a board member of the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust and the Foreign Policy Centre. He has been national chair of Friends of the Earth, CEO at the Youth Hostels Association, and a member of the Peak District National Park Authority.

Louise Petherham

Louise Petheram

Louise Petheram has lived in Bradwell since January 2020. For the last eight years she has been a vicar in rural Leicestershire and Derbyshire. Prior to that she was a freelance author writing school science textbooks and other educational materials. She has written for all the major educational publishers. Hobbies include walking, conservation volunteering and bee-keeping.

Davina Ripton

Davina is Managing Director of Change Ready. She coaches business leaders and teams, helping them to build the skills and confidence needed to deliver impactful change projects. Her experience spans SMEs, charities, global financial services and retail businesses. She lives in Eyam and is a keen walker and trail runner. She also mentors young entrepreneurs with The Prince’s Trust, supporting them to launch and grow their businesses.

Steve Platt

Steve Platt

Steve lives in Hathersage.  He is a social anthropologist with higher degrees in engineering and architecture. He is a Director of Cambridge Architectural Research Limited and a researcher in the Centre for Risk Studies at the University of Cambridge. He is currently HVCA's Treasurer.

Mandy Holden

Mandy lives in Bamford. She works in the Experiments Team at Friends of the Earth. She is a designer and, before becoming a Trustee, worked for HVCA developing and securing funding for their low-carbon rural travel pilot, Travelling Light. She enjoys anything outdoorsy, particularly trail running and camping.

Jeremy Wight

Jeremy lives in Hope. He has had a career in Public Health, most recently as Director of Public Health for Sheffield. He is currently Chair of HVCA, as well as being a Trustee of Medact and Hope for the Future, and a non-executive Director at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. He likes to spend as much time as possible outdoors.

Faith Johnson

Faith is managing director of the Community Interest Company, which runs the Environmental Quality Mark award scheme on for the PDNPA. Her work also includes carbon footprinting, fair trade auditing and nature recovery, all things she is passionate about. She is a trustee of CPRE Peak District & South Yorkshire and on the Board of Business Peak District. She lives on a working upland farm near Bakewell