HVCA Trustees

Sarah Harding

Sarah is an experienced Executive Director and trustee with wide experience working with business and not-for-profit organisations and building partnerships to achieve large-scale change. Visionary strategic leader, skilled at organisational development and working across cultures.

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.

Steve Platt

Steve Platt

Steve lives in Hathersage and, before Covid, divided his time between here and his work in Cambridge.  He is a social anthropologist with higher degrees in engineering and architecture and 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 and a member of the Energy and Transport Groups.

Stephen Shelley

Stephen Shelley

Steve has worked as a management consultant specialising in strategy, leadership and personal development. He spent much of his career in Africa where he carried out assignments for the national parks authorities of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Earlier on, he was the originator of Bottle Banks and their roll out across the UK. Steve has an MA in Leading Innovation and Change, he’s a published author, and lives in Bamford.

Jeremy Wright

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 Environmental Quality Mark Community Interest Company, which runs the Environmental Quality Mark award scheme on behalf of the Peak District National Park Authority. 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.

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