Alison Barnes

Trustee, National Park City Foundation, United Kingdom

Alison is chief executive at New Forest National Park Authority and has worked in the field of landscape management for 20 years. She is an elected Fellow of both the Landscape Institute and the RSA.

Previously as a Director for Natural England, she led engagement with large regeneration programmes such as for the Olympics and took organizational lead on landscape and green infrastructure.

Earlier in her career, Alison worked in Scottish local government and with RSPB on opencast mine restoration projects. She later led on local biodiversity policy within Defra and was Head of Advocacy for English Nature, developing policy across Parliament, Whitehall, and Europe and supporting the passage of the NERC Act.

Alison is on the board of directors for Business South, is appointed to the Forestry and Woodland advisory committee of the Forestry Commission and is a trustee of the National Park City Foundation.


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