Andrew Scull

Andrew is a former public company director whose international career included work in the chemical, oil, construction, paper manufacturing and promotional products industries. He is currently Chair of the Wherry Yacht Charter Charitable Trust

Nicola Hems

Nicola is Curator of the Museum of the Broads.  In that role, she manages a heritage attraction, and enables visitors to appreciate and learn about the history, heritage, and ecology of the Broads.  Nicola supports How Hill’s important educational work in increasing the understanding of our unique and fragile landscape.  She is delighted to join the Board of Trustees and be a part of the Trust’s future.


Richard Batson

Our chairman Richard Batson is a semi-retired journalist and freelance writer. 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, is a proud Norfolk man, a trustee at Sheringham Little Theatre, press officer for the North Walsham War Memorial Hospital Friends, and, to relax, enjoys social golf at Mundesley, photography, countryside walks and playing guitar.

Terry Harper

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 Tim Jickells

Tim Jickells is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA, retiring in 2018 after more than 40 years of teaching and research work all connected to the natural environment, including wetlands. He has lived in Norfolk since 1985 and enjoys walking and cycling. He represents the Broads Authority on the How Hill Board of Trustees.

Mr Michael Flett

Michael joined the Trust at the end of 2014. He has a wealth of local knowledge, having been 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.

Dr Keith Bacon

Dr Bacon, a retired teacher, is a highly respected local historian. He lives locally in Catfield where he 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.