TC’s trustees are elected at the General Meeting. 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
The current trustees are:
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.
Jenny Cole studying Chemistry and Metallurgy at university, and worked building trains in Birmingham after graduation. When offered a voluntary redundancy package she travelled in India and came home to learn about organic gardening and to volunteer at Friends of the Earth Birmingham. She moved to the south coast and found a job with Friends of the Earth in London in the IT department. Commuting become unsustainable when she had a baby, so she worked for the charity Making Music as their local Training and Development officer. Whilst in Littlehampton, Jenny set up the Littlehampton Cycle Action group. Since joining Transition Chichester she has instigated the Whyke Community Orchard, a ‘Sew don’t Throw’ group, and the local Repair Cafe, following on from a Local Food investigation. There was a brief foray into more transport campaigning with ‘Chichester Moves On’. She is now volunteering with Extinction Rebellion and is a Tree Warden and a Quaker.