TC’s trustees were elected at an Extraordinary General Meeting on November 11, 2013. Their role is to support and advise the Core Group of Transition Chichester and to take responsibility for the activities of the Company Limited by Guarantee.
Jan has a career history in engineering and management, but also studied environmental subjects including geology and ecology with the Open University. He has been an active volunteer and a trustee for a range of historical and environmental charities in the Chichester area over the past 16 years. Jan has been involved with Transition Chichester since 2008.
Julia was a teacher for over 25 years, and now writes educational materials for the Caribbean and Africa. In addition, she has extensive experience of volunteer selection and management through her work for Voluntary Service Overseas and as Project Manager for Ghana for a Gap Year provider. Julia has been actively involved with Transition Chichester for 4 years; she helps with publicity and admin, and recently initiated the Young Transition project.
John is a retired architect who has lived in Chichester since 1973. He worked in both public and private sectors, and for the last 15 years before retiring was working as a project manager and advisor for the NHS locally. He has long been interested in environmental issues, and with his wife Claire endeavours to make their house as environmentally friendly as practicable. He was a City Councillor for 12 years, including a year as Mayor in 1992/93. As well as Transition, he is also actively involved with his local church choir, The Friends of Chartres, and St Wilfrid’s Hospice.