President’s Symposium 2020 – Introduction
An introduction to the Symposium by our President Clare Broom
Clare Broom DL has a professional and academic background in nature conservation, planning and countryside management. She spent thirty years working as an academic in the University sector, and as Head of an Environmental Science Department lead a small agri-environment research team. She was Dean of Faculty at the University of Plymouth’s Seale Hayne campus and subsequently served as a Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University. She has held DEFRA appointments on two of the Environment Agency’s Regional Flood and Coastal Committees. She has also worked as an environmental consultant.
Clare was a member of the National Trust’s Board of Trustees (2011–2017) and Chair of the Trust’s South West Regional Advisory Board and its predecessor (2006–2016). She served as an elected member of the Council of the National Trust for nine years until October 2018. She has been a Trustee of the Devon Wildlife Trust.
Clare lives in West Devon near Yelverton. Her family connections with Devon go back over two hundred years. She is a Deputy Lieutenant of Devon.
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|Clare Broom DL||Introduction|
|Prof. Ian Bateman OBE (Exeter University)||Valuing Nature: unavoidable and necessary|
|Prof. Rosie Hails MBE (National Trust)||Restoring nature for public benefit|
|Mel Squires MBE (NFU)||South West farming’s positive role in delivering the Net Zero Solution|
|Rachel Thomas CBE, DL (Exmoor Society)||Battleground bred the Exmoor Society|
|Harry Barton (Devon Wildlife Trust)||Building a nature recovery network in Devon|
|Clare Broom DL||Conclusion|
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