Trustees

Greener & Cleaner builds its success on the strength of its members, volunteers and a core team heading various areas of the community group.

Meet the Trustees:

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Harvey Guntrip

I have been involved, one way or another, in what Greener and Cleaner aims to achieve since I was a child.

I grew up in Kent, Suffolk, Holland and Germany in farming, forestry or some form of horticulture. For a short while I became a civil servant, working with the Ministry of Agriculture. I quickly side-lined into renewable energy / sustainability projects and developments across the UK.

I have been a secondary, further and higher education governor for 20+ years; including 12 years as chair. Since 2005 I have been a non-executive director with NHS Bromley in its many guises.

I was one of the founders of the first Community Interest Company that recycled waste wood and provided training and jobs for long-term unemployed people in Kent. I have a fair bit of experience in diversity, project development and people, as well as governance and ethics in business and public sector management.

I love building things from salvaged and recycled materials, and to date have built houses, cabins, vehicles and what I like to call art pieces!

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David Hullah

I retired some years ago from a 30+ year ‘City’ career in International Finance; the latter years being spent developing and financing ‘green’ projects such as Solar and Wind power generation. Since retirement I have become involved as a Trustee of a Bromley secondary school, a small charity helping less fortunate students and most recently Greener and Cleaner.

I have lived in Bromley for nearly 40 years and have four children, who have all grown up and moved on – but not too far!

I am a firm believer that ‘public education’, particularly in schools, is the way forward to achieving future sustainability. The opening of the Hub is an important first step towards this.

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Kate Rhule

I currently work in corporate governance and have a background in policy and project management. I became passionate about sustainability whilst at university, and was excited to discover a large community of like-minded people in my local area through Greener and Cleaner. I believe that how we choose to live has local and global impacts, and that collectively we have the power to realise positive change for everyone’s benefit. In my spare time I can be found enjoying a walk in the many green spaces that we have on our doorstep in Bromley.

Maria Staines

I have taken up my role within Greener and Cleaner as I feel passionately about our need to make changes within our communities to improve our environment.

I am a mother of two children and work part time as a pharmacist within the NHS. My awareness of planetary health, and how it impacts on our own health and that of our children, pushes me to do what I can within my professional and home life to make change a reality. I love gardening, music, crafting, wildlife and connecting with others to build strong communities. The growth of Greener and Cleaner over the years I have been involved gives me hope in the future and strength to strive for better together.

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Mark Summerbell

Mark is a Chartered Accountant and, having worked for a number of financial firms in the City for over 30 years, recently decided to take early retirement. Mark has lived in Bromley for over 20 years and is keen to devote more time to helping his community. Mark is a keen walker and has an allotment in the borough where he enjoys growing, composting and preserving.