Staff

Senior Management Team

Tor Lawrence Chief Executive Officer

Tor Lawrence

Tor works closely with the trustees and senior management team to ensure that the charitable objectives of the Trust are met and to lead the development and delivery of the strategic vision of the organisation.

Before joining the Trust in 2018, Tor's previous role was at the South Downs National Park Authority. She has held senior management roles with London Wildlife Trust and East Sussex County Council and also acted as a consultant for the Woodland Trust, RSPB and National Trust. She was the founding Director of Bankside Open Spaces Trust, a multiple award winning charity in London.

Tor grew up in Lewes. She enjoys walking, cycling and running in the Sussex countryside and swimming, kayaking and snorkelling in the Sussex seas. 

Henri Brocklebank Director - Conservation Policy and Evidence

Henri Brocklebank

Henri started as a volunteer with the Trust back in 1999 and now leads the Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre and our conservation activities that operate outside of our nature reserves – our ‘Living Landscapes and Living Seas’ team. She spent many years volunteering for environmental organisations and projects and has a degree in Zoology and a Masters in Conservation and Ecology.

Outside of work, Henri spends her time looking after her young son and helping in the family horticultural business.

Pete Crawford Director - Education and Engagement

Pete Crawford

Pete is passionate about the idea that nature shouldn’t be confined to nature reserves and leads the development and delivery of our engagement work with schools and communities to help people connect with and understand wildlife that is close to them.

Pete has a degree in countryside management and a post-graduate diploma in Habitat Conservation and joined the Trust in 2010 having spent seven years managing the Gatwick Greenspace Partnership countryside project.

Outside of the Trust Pete spends time with his family, getting outdoors with his dogs and cultivating a wildlife friendly garden.

Dan Ross Director - Land Management

Dan Ross

Dan manages the Land Management Team and is responsible for ensuring that our nature reserves and land management operations continue to meet the highest standards and provide the best opportunities for wildlife in Sussex.

Dan is a Chartered Environmentalist and has a Masters Degree in Environmental Conservation and a Degree in Geography. Dan has worked within Land Management for nearly two decades primarily through local authorities where he has occupied senior management roles responsible for example for nature reserves,  parks, foreshore, open spaces, cemeteries, arboriculture, and coast protection operations.

Dan loves to spend time outside work in the great outdoors with his young family, cycling and walking. 

Caroline Pearce Director - Fundraising and Communications

Caroline Pearce

Caroline has lived in Sussex all her life and is passionate about the diverse landscape, marine habitats and wildlife in this special county.

As the Trust's Director of Fundraising and Communications, Caroline is responsible for sharing the wonders of the natural environment in Sussex and encouraging people and organisations to get involved, whether by becoming members, taking part in the Trust's activities, funding projects or supporting appeals.

Caroline loves connecting people with the natural world and has seen how this transforms the environment for both nature and communities. In her spare time Caroline enjoys exploring the local countryside with her family, tending her garden, listening to music and watching football.

Steve Aldridge Director of Finance

Steve Aldridge

Steve believes passionately in the conservation of the Sussex landscape and wildlife, and Sussex Wildlife Trust's important role in education and public engagement.

He has over 35 years’ experience in finance, in a range of commercial and charitable organisations, and brings the skills and experience he has obtained over the years from those diverse sectors.

As Director of Finance he manages all aspects of Sussex Wildlife Trust’s finances, and, in tandem with a strong finance team, works to maximise The Trust’s financial viability, enabling it to continue its important work far into the future.

Outside of work Steve likes to walk with his dogs in the fabulous Sussex countryside and seashore, and travels to France as often as he can.