Members' Conference and Annual General Meeting 2017

Woodberry WetlandsSunset at Woodberry Wetlands

Please join us for our Members' Conference and Annual General Meeting 2017 on Saturday 23rd September at Redmond Community Centre, followed by a guided tour of Woodberry Wetlands and drinks at The Coal House.

Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Avenue, London N4 2HF. Saturday 23 September 2017. Registration for AGM from 13.30 (for 14.00 start), finishing at 15.30. 

This will be followed by guided tours of Woodberry Wetlands and drinks at The Coal House. 

Every year our members provide vital financial support to the Trust. The AGM is your chance to hear about what your support has enabled us to achieve over the last year, our plans for the future, to ask questions, and to meet staff and Trustees.  Anyone who wishes to attend must be a member, or must join before attending (you can join on the day itself). 

Please let us know if you'll be joining us at the AGM by completing the registration form at the bottom of this page.

Venue information

We are fortunate to have the Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Avenue, London N4 2HF for the AGM with registration from 13.30 (for 14.00 start), finishing at 15.30.  Google map

The Centre is approx ten minutes’ walk from Manor House underground station on the Piccadilly Line (take Exit 2 and follow signs along Woodberry Down to Kayani Avenue) and Stamford Hill railway station. Alternatively, Harringay Green Lanes overground station is approximately 15 minutes walk.

253 and 254 bus stops are located nearby on Seven Sisters Road. Please visit Transport for London for detailed travel advice.

Parking is available on the streets near the Centre.

The AGM will be followed by guided tours of Woodberry Wetlands finishing with drinks at The Coal House. 


In accordance with the Trust’s Articles of Association, we have two Trustees retiring this year, having completed a second term of office. We are therefore recruiting Trustees and are now seeking nominations. Given our plans for new visitor facilities, holding more events, and increasing our reach to young people, the Board has identified a need to recruit trustees with skills in either retail, events or education - please see the Trustee Job Description below. As usual, nominees will be invited for an exploratory meeting and interview prior to standing.

Our Board has ultimate responsibility for ensuring the Trust’s sound governance. Trustees perform an important role providing challenge and support to ensure that the Trust is legally compliant with its governing document and all relevant legislation; acting for public benefit; managing its resources responsibly and accountable for its actions.

In order to stand for election to the Board of Trustees you must be a fully paid up member of London Wildlife Trust,  

The deadline for completed forms was 7 September 2017 and we can no longer accept any nominations.

Biographies for London Wildlife Trust Board election September 2017

Elaine Sullivan – standing for re-election

Elaine SullivanElaine became Chair of the London Wildlife Trust in May 2014. She has had a long time passion for wildlife and feels fortunate to have always had the possibility to easily experience and appreciate nature, from growing up in Lancashire running freely through the countryside, and then throughout her life including in London. Elaine has also been active in promoting sustainability, including as Chair of London Ecology Centre and, on a secondment, establishing and leading Business in the Environment as part of Business in the Community. 

Elaine is currently a partner at Manchester Square Partners where she advises senior leaders acting as a sounding board and mentor. She also leads MSP’s initiatives to position female executives to realise their potential in executive committee and executive director roles, as well as to support them in seeking non-executive director roles in other organisations.

Elaine has a wealth of business experience, spanning senior industry leadership roles, including Chief Operating Officer for Global Banking at Deutsche Bank, where she also chaired the annual Women in European Business conference; and earlier, as Global Head of Financial Markets at IBM. She has lived and worked in the UK, New York and Paris and graduated with a degree in French and Maths from the University of Birmingham.

Elaine also has a sustainable small holding in Devon, where she first became a member of The Wildlife Trust. She has a small vineyard, and has created a haven for wildlife, including water voles, badgers, and the Cirl Bunting, as well as her rescued Dartmoor ponies, alpacas, sheep and ducks!

Dianne Murphy – standing for re-election

Dianne MurphyDianne works with small businesses in her role as a business consultant and has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years, in technical and managerial roles. Dianne brings a wide range of skills and experience to the board including staff recruitment and management, employment law, planning, marketing, financial management and health and safety.

Dianne has been a member of London Wildlife Trust and has volunteered with us for over ten years. She is currently the Chairman of the Barnet Borough Group. Dianne takes part in many of the borough group’s activities and campaigns. Dianne previously served as a trustee from 2005-2012 and Honorary Secretary from 2008 to 2012. Dianne is currently studying Environmental Management (Countryside and protected area management) at Birkbeck, University of London.

Rufus Radcliffe – standing for election

Rufus RadcliffeRufus joined ITV in 2011 as Group Marketing and Research Director, leading a transformation of all of ITV’s marketing and research activities. In January 2013, ITV rebranded its entire business, creating a multi-award winning identity and leading to a new marketing approach across all of ITV’s touch points. This work has led to ITV winning Media Week’s brand of the year, Drum’s rebrand of the year, the Grand Prix at the Transform Awards and ITV’s first ever IPA Effectiveness Award. More recently Rufus oversaw the marketing of ITV’s first new channel launches for over 8 years, ITV Encore and ITVBe as well as the re-launch of ITV’s on demand services as the ITV Hub.

Before ITV Rufus spent 10 years at Channel 4. Joining as part of E4’s launch marketing team, Rufus played a key role in the launch of one of the UK’s most successful youth brands, winning Media Week’s launch of the year. Rufus helped lead the further development of the Channel 4 family with the launch of More4 and the pioneering 4oD service.

Rufus started his career in advertising, working at McCann Erickson and JWT as an account manager, working on blue chip FMCG clients including Kellogg, L’Oreal and Nescafe, as well as Gulf Air’s first ever UK advertising using the language skills he developed studying French and Arabic at Oxford University.

Dr Melissa Glackin – standing for election

Dr Melissa GlackinDr Melissa Glackin is a lecturer in science education at King’s College London in the School of Education, Communication and Society. Melissa’s research and teaching interests include teaching and learning science outside the classroom. She is subject director for the Biology PGCE secondary science programme and supervises MA/PhD candidates in topics relating to learning inside and outside the classroom. 

Over the past decade Melissa has worked on several outdoor learning projects including: the Field Studies Council’s (FSC) London Outdoor Science project (, the FSC’s Schools in the park project, and the Primary Science Teaching Trust funded Thinking Outside the Classroom programme. She is currently working on a funded project to map environmental education in English secondary schools. She is a fellow of London Environmental Education Forum (LEEF) and the National Association of Environmental Education (NAEE). Between 2013-17 Melissa sat as an elected board member of Walterton and Elgin Community Housing (WECH), an innovative community land trust in North Paddington.

Proxy votes

If you are unable to attend the AGM and would like to vote, members are able to appoint a proxy to attend, speak and vote at the AGM in their place. A proxy does not need to be a member but must vote according to the instructions given by the appointer on the Proxy Notice below. Completed Proxy Notices must be received at London Wildlife Trust's main office at least 48 hours before the AGM. 

London Wildlife Trust’s Annual General Meeting 2017 Agenda

Part 1: AGM

13.30 Registration at Redmond Community Centre - London Wildlife Trust staff and Trustees will be present to talk about this year’s projects and campaigns before the start of the AGM at 14.00. 

14.00 Opening address - Elaine Sullivan, Chair of the Board of Trustees

14.05 Annual General Meeting - Helen Newman, Hon Sec

  • Apologies
  • Approval of minutes of the 35th Annual General Meeting held on 1st October 2016 - Hon Sec
  • Presentation and approval of Audited Accounts for year ended 31st March 2017 - Treasurer
  • Appointment of Auditors - Treasurer
  • Election of new Board members - Hon Sec
  • Ratification of Board membership - Hon Sec
  • Summary - Elaine Sullivan

14.30 Q&A - Elaine Sullivan and Gordon Scorer, CEO

Please note that the Audited Accounts for 2016-17 and minutes of last year's AGM will be given to all members attending the AGM and are also available to download below.


14.45 Review of 2016-17 - Gordon Scorer and Mathew Frith, Director of Conservation

15.15 A year in the life of Sydenham Hill Wood - Daniel Greenwood

15.35 Marine mammals in the Thames Estuary - Anna Cucknell, ZSL

15.55 Camley Street - from Coal Drop to Coal Tit - David Mooney, Director of Development and Leah McNally, Director of Visitor Engagement

16.15 Closing remarks - Elaine Sullivan and Gordon Scorer

16.30 Tour of Woodberry Wetlands with London Wildlife Trust guides

17.00 - 18.30 Refreshments at The Coal House

Please let us know if you are planning to join us at this year's AGM by filling out the following registration form

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