Trustees and Patrons

Become a Trustee
Could you be a Friends of the Lake District trustee? Do you have finance or HR experience?
Can you help us? We have a board of Trustees with a broad range of skills but we are currently short of Trustees with skills and expertise in the fields of finance and/or human resources. If you would be willing to use your skills as a Trustee, for the benefit of preserving our wonderful Lake District and Cumbria, please get in touch with Clare Hucknall (Office Manager and Company Secretary) on 01539 720788 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Marion Temple (Chair of Trustees) c/o the office (address at the bottom of this page).

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President Sir Martin Holdgate
Environmental scientist and international conservationist Sir Martin Holdgate, is our new President.

We are very pleased to have as our Patrons a number of key people well known in the national media, cross party politicians and respected Cumbria figureheads, all with a love of and interest in the future of the Lake District and Cumbria's countryside:

Mr David Astor CBE

Hal Bagot (Professional surveyor and major landowner)

Dave Birkett (internationally renowned climber, waller, Lake District farming)

Bill Bryson OBE FRS

Lord Chorley (House of Lords)

Lord Clark (House of Lords and Chair Lake District National Park Partnership)

Lord Alf Dubs (House of Lords)

John Dunning CBE (Cumbria Businessman and Landowner – Westmorland Ltd)

Lord Egremont

Lord Inglewood (House of Lords – Former President of FLD)

Dame Jennifer Jenkins

Dr Brian Jones (Longstanding ex-Trustee/Past Chairman of FLD)

Lord Frank Judd (House of Lords - former President of FLD)

Lord Roger Liddle (House of Lords)

Lord Melchett (House of Lords)

Rt Rev. James Newcome, Bishop of Carlisle

The Hon Jonathan Porritt (Environmental Writer and Chair of the Sustainable Development Commission)

Dame Fiona Reynolds – (Former Director General of the National Trust, and Master Elect Emmanuel College, Cambridge)

Paul Rose (TV Presenter, Diver and Explorer (President 2013-14 year)

Rory Stewart MP Penrith and the Borders, OBE FRSL (House of Commons)

Mark Townsend (National media)

John Woodcock, Barrow MP (House of Commons)

Lord (Tony) Greaves (House of Lords)

Board of Trustees

The board of trustees is responsible for the overall governance of the charity. The trustees of the charity are also the directors of the company. All the trustees are directly elected by the members at the Annual General Meeting.

Marion Temple

Vice Chairs
Frank Lee

Elected Trustees
Martin Brimmer
Barbara Clifford
John Farmer
Robin Yates
John Entwistle


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