Our Trustees

Heather Hancock LVO DL

Chair, The Prince’s Countryside Fund
Master of St John’s College, Cambridge

Heather’s non-executive appointments include being a Director of Rural Solutions Ltd.

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Rob Collins

Vice Chair, The Prince’s Countryside Fund

Rob was Managing Director of Waitrose & Partners from 2016 to 2020 and a member of the Main Board for The John Lewis Partnership.

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Trustee Edwin Booth
Edwin Booth CBE DL

Chairman & CEO E H Booth & Co Ltd

Edwin has put provenance and local sourcing at the forefront of the offering at Booths stores in the North of England.

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Elizabeth Buchanan CVO 

Consultant and Farmer

Elizabeth was, until December 2009, the Private Secretary to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

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Mark Duddridge

Chair, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP

Mark is Chair of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP and is soon to Chair the Coastline a Cornish Housing Association.

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David Fursdon

Chairman, The Institute for Agriculture and Horticulture

David was educated at St John’s College, Oxford and at the RAU Cirencester, where he is now an honorary Fellow.

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Lord Jamie Lindsay

Chairman, UKAS

Jamie Lindsay is currently Chairman of UKAS (the UK’s National Accreditation Body) and BPI Pension Trustees Ltd., and a Non-Executive Director of Brockwell Energy Ltd.

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Trustee Janet McCollum
Janet McCollum CBE

Janet currently serves as Non-Executive Director with several leading businesses within the agri-food industry – Glanbia Ireland, W & R Barnett, Mash Direct and Foyle Food Group.

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Steve Murrells CBE

CEO, Co-op Group

Steve Murrells became Co-op Group CEO in March 2017 having previously led the Co-op’s Food business.

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Meurig Raymond MBE, CBE, FRAgS


Raymond is a farmer and an advocate of British farming. He was President of the National Farmers’ Union of England and Wales (NFU) until 2018.

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Baroness Kate Rock

Kate has a portfolio of non executive directoriships.

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Allan Wilkinson

Head of Agrifoods, HSBC Bank plc

Allan Wilkinson is a dairy farmer’s son from the North East of England, who joined Midland Bank in the late 1980’s becoming HSBC’s Head of Agriculture in 2010.

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As well as quarterly meetings of the board of trustees, The Prince’s Countryside Fund benefits from the advice of our board through a number of subcommittees.
Grants subcommittee

Chair: Janet McCollum

Development committee

Chair: Rob Collins

The Farm Advisory Group

Chair: Allan Wilkinson

Nominations committee

Chair: Edwin Booth

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