Nick Price is a chartered surveyor and has been a Trustee since 2001 and Chairman since 2006. His career was with Norwich Union Insurance where he was Director of Property Investment and Management before retiring. Since then he undertook a number of non-executive roles in London and Norfolk including work in the affordable housing field. He now concentrates his efforts on the How Hill Trust and enjoys sailing, playing music, gardening, supporting his local church and spending time in the south of France.
Richard Batson is a journalist, writer and public relations man. He spent 40 years as reporter, chief reporter and community editor at the Eastern Daily Press working in locations across Norfolk, with the longest spell based in Cromer. Richard, who lives at Southrepps, works part time for TMS Media, a PR, website, design and exhibitions company at Great Yarmouth. He is a proud Norfolkman, a trustee at Sheringham Little Theatre, press officer for the North Walsham War Memorial Hospital League of Friends, a Wellbeing service “associate” community champion, a social golfer at Mundesley, and plays guitar in two bands.
Terry is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and has worked in the local property industry for approaching 30 years, at all levels. He is passionate about all things Norfolk and joined the How Hill trustees in 2017. Terry supports the work of the How Hill Trust, which provides opportunities for children from all backgrounds to stay in this special place and enjoy learning, playing and eating together.
Professor Jacquie Burgess
Jacquie Burgess is an emeritus professor of geography who spent her career in the geography department of University College London before coming home to Norwich in 2006 to take on the role of Head of the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia.
Jacquie, currently Chairman of the Broads Authority, is delighted that the Authority formally supports the appointment of two of its members to serve as Trustees for How Hill. Everyone benefits from the mix of formal and informal environmental education programmes offered by the Trust and Jacquie feels privileged to be able to help support the work of all the staff at How Hill.
Mr John Ash
John Ash is a retired chartered civil engineer having spent 40 years specialising in flood and coastal defence primarily in England but also Scotland, Ireland, Holland and Belgium. He was appointed by the Broads Authority as a Trustee in 2016. He brings a wealth of knowledge of the Broads from his time managing the Broadland flood defences and his involvement with Wherry Yacht Charter Charitable Trust (WYCCT) of which he is chairman. WYCCT has very close links with How Hill as its wherries (five of the remaining eight on the Broads) often visit and are used for educational purposes. He was the administrator for the Broads Authority Sustainable Development Fund granting over £180,000 per year to organisations in the Broads and has also managed Heritage Lottery funded projects in the area. His other interests include bellringing, morris dancing and gardening and he is a Lay Reader in his local church.
Mr Mark Hopkins
Vice-chairman Mark Hopkins has been a Trustee since 2008. A qualified solicitor, he was educated at Aylesbury Grammar School, Cambridge University and The College of Law before joining the then Norwich Union Insurance Group in 1978. He performed many roles in the Legal, Human Resources, Real Estate and Finance functions, spending the last fifteen years as Director of Reinsurance for the Aviva Group, before leaving in 2007. He has subsequently undertaken legal and financial consultancy roles. Mark is married with three children. Coming from a family of Welsh school teachers he is particularly interested in the contribution the How Hill Trust can make to the environmental education of young people.
Mr Michael Flett
Michael joined the Trust at the end of 2014. He has a wealth of local knowledge, being chairman of Ludham Parish Council, vice-chairman of the Broads Forum and he also sits on the Broads Local Access Forum. He is chairman and founder trustee of the Womack Charitable Trust whose main purpose is to maintain and administer a substantial mooring facility in Ludham. Michael is a keen and active member of the Friends of How Hill. His wife, Jeanne, is secretary to the Friends of How Hill.
Mr Peter Horsefield
Peter was born in Cheshire and has a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Imperial College. He spent 37 years in major contracting industries in several countries, including the USA; Canada; South Africa, Russia and Azerbaijan. He has lived in Norfolk for over 25 years and has sailed the Broads for 30 years. Peter is a Member of the British Trust for Ornithology, Butterfly Conservation and the British Dragonfly Society. He is a keen and active wildlife photographer and gives illustrated talks on aspects of Natural History. He was chairman of the Broads Society for several years until 2012.
Dr Keith Bacon
Dr Bacon, a retired teacher, is a highly respected local historian. He lives locally in Catfield where he has chaired the Parish Council for many years. Among many of his interests, he chairs the Broads Forum and is a member of the Local Access Forum.