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 has carried out conservation research on Scottish wildcats, beavers and other endangered mammals and birds. He is 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.
Sheila Anderson MBE
Sheila spent most of her scientific career studying marine mammals, publishing over 40 scientific papers. More recently she was Head of Communications for the Natural Environment Research Council.
She retired four years ago and chaired PTES for three years. She continues to dedicate much of her time to PTES as a trustee, as well as contributing to other conservation charities.
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 as Chairman of her parish council.
She has been one of our longest-serving trustees joining our board in 1981.
Dr. Tony Mitchell Jones
Before retiring, Tony was the mammals specialist with the government body Natural England just over 32 years. During his time he led conservation projects on a wide range of threatened mammals, many in partnership withPTES, 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.
Martin is an editorial cartoonist and novelist by profession with his work appearing frequently in The Guardian and The Independent. He has also been the ‘Cartoonist Laureate’ of London when Ken Livingstone was Mayor.
Martin is our most recently appointed trustee, joining us in 2013.