People’s Trust for Endangered Species is run by a board of committed and highly skilled trustees, working together with our Chief Executive and staff team.
Dr Andrew Kitchener (Chair)
Andrew is the Principal Curator of Vertebrates at the National Museums Scotland. Over the last 20 years he’s carried out conservation research on Scottish wildcats, beavers and other endangered mammals and birds. He’s a member of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and is also a member of the Zoos Advisory Committee at the Zoological Society of London.
Andrew was elected to our board of trustees in 2011 and took on the Chairmanship of PTES in 2016.
Sylvia Kahn-Freund MA (Cantab)
Sylvia spent most of her legal career in the city specialising in international arbitration and capital markets work. Retiring to look after family, she has also spent a number of years volunteering for local and educational charities and is Chairman of her parish council.
She’s our longest-serving trustee, joining our board in 1981.
Dr Tony Mitchell Jones
Before retiring, Tony was the mammals specialist with the government body Natural England for just over 32 years. During his time he led conservation projects on a wide range of threatened mammals, many in partnership with PTES, and developed, or contributed to, a range of conservation guidance, such as the Bat Worker’s Manual and the Dormouse Conservation Handbook. He was also the editor-in-chief of the Atlas of European Mammals and contributed to several other mammal guides and handbooks.
Tony became one of our trustees in 2011.
Sandy Richardson has worked in fundraising for over 25 years, both in higher education and in the cultural sector. He was Head of Development at National Museums Scotland before leading the capital campaign for V&A Dundee. He is now working on a project to create a new concert hall in Edinburgh. He has held a number of volunteer posts in local conservation and in education.
Sandy became one of our trustees in 2018.