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Team Members

Directors as of  March 2024

The directors compromise a wide range of skills, attributes, and commitments. We believe we represent a good cross section of age and gender of the community in the Derbyshire Dales.

Co-Chairs: Steve Martin and Dave Locke
Treasurer: John Taylor
Company Secretary: Brian Hebron


Brian Hebron       Brian worked in hospital pharmacy including the teaching of clinical pharmacy. Since retiring he has supported several local charities. He helped set up, and remains treasurer of, the local Third Age Trust [U3A] and Bridge Club. He helped start and register as a charity, the local Community Land Trust, and has previously been a Trustee and Director of Wirksworth Heritage Centre.

John TaylorJohn Taylor         John worked as an electrician and Prudential Agent before setting up his own insurance brokerage in Matlock. He has renovated various houses, built one and owned several rental properties giving him a good legal grounding. He has been the treasurer of his local astronomy group for over 18 years. More recently he fought for over 6 months to have solar panels installed on his grade 2 listed building: this went to committee, and he represented himself and gained votes of 11 councillors in favour and 2 against.

Jonny Norton      Jonny holds an MSc in Environmental Leadership and Management from the University of Nottingham and an undergraduate degree in Physical Geography from Liverpool University – providing a deep understanding into natural systems, and how they are impacted by human interference and action. Since his university education, Jonny has gained a breadth of interdisciplinary skills along themes such as systems thinking, systems mapping, community organising, regional and sectoral transformation, evaluation, communication, innovation, and approaches to sustainable development and education. He is keen to build his portfolio of tools in order to aid systems change and stands to be a representative for younger generations.

Lucy Bird              Lucy has an MSc in Sustainability & Adaptation to climate change. She has worked with the YHA on a sustainability strategy and with Change Agents UK, leading on educational programmes about sustainability. She co-founded and ran a community food-growing project (Incredible Edible) and has volunteered with varied community & environmental projects.

Steve MartinSteve Martin        Steve is a passionate advocate for learning for sustainability and has spent nearly 40 years facilitating and supporting organisations and governments in ways they can contribute towards a more sustainable future: and volunteered in some of those countries seriously affected by climate change. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Worcester and is co-founder and President of the sustainability charity Change Agents UK. He is supporting the local district council on its Climate emergency programme.

Dave Locke Dave has a BSc in Engineering and has worked in a wide variety of Industries as a Industrial Hydraulics Consultant. He is now using Solar Panels, a Heat Pump and an Electric Vehicle, as a back up battery, to reduce his energy bills to very low levels.

John Mordue

John is  currently a Town Councillor in Darley Dales and a proactive and articulate advocate for renewable energy and decarbonisation . He is an English graduate and a former Social Worker and has worked on several committees and research groups on social care in the region. He is a ski instructor and trainer and a competent data analyst and performance analyst.

Elspeth Wadsworth

Elspeth spent the first few years of her career in the petroleum industry but retrained in 2014 in marketing where she still works today. Splitting her time between life coaching and marketing for Change Agents UK, Elspeth is passionate about supporting people and protecting the environment.