Tor Lawrence Chief Executive Officer
Tor works closely with the trustees and senior management team to ensure that the charitable objectives of the Trust are met and to lead the development and delivery of the strategic vision of the organisation.
Before joining the Trust in 2018, Tor's previous role was as South Downs National Park Authority Countryside Policy Manager for the eastern Downs, Tor led on a range of issues including the Park’s landscape, education, volunteering, and health and wellbeing programmes, the Heritage Coast partnership and the Cuckmere Estuary Group. She has also held senior management roles with London Wildlife Trust and East Sussex County Council.
Mark Barkaway Director - Fundraising and Communications
Having grown up in Sussex, Mark joined the Trust in 2014 to lead our Fundraising and Communications department and raise the money that funds our vital conservation and engagement work.
Mark has spent 20 years in the charitable sector in a variety of fundraising and development roles in both local and national charities and is a member of the Institute of Fundraising.
In his spare time, he can be found with his young family in Brighton enjoying the great outdoors - whether that’s down on the beach, up on the South Downs or in the East Stand at Brighton & Hove Albion FC.
Henri Brocklebank Director - Conservation Policy and Evidence
Henri started as a volunteer with the Trust back in 1999 and now leads the Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre and our conservation activities that operate outside of our nature reserves – our ‘Living Landscapes and Living Seas’ team. She spent many years volunteering for environmental organisations and projects and has a degree in Zoology and a Masters in Conservation and Ecology.
Outside of work, Henri spends her time looking after her young son and helping in the family horticultural business.
Pete Crawford Director - Education and Engagement
Pete is passionate about the idea that nature shouldn’t be confined to nature reserves and leads the development and delivery of our engagement work with schools and communities to help people connect with and understand wildlife that is close to them.
Pete has a degree in countryside management and a post-graduate diploma in Habitat Conservation and joined the Trust in 2010 having spent seven years managing the Gatwick Greenspace Partnership countryside project.
Outside of the Trust Pete spends time with his family, getting outdoors with his dogs and cultivating a wildlife friendly garden.