Trustees

Belinda Pyke

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Belinda Pyke (Chair of Board)

Belinda moved to Leamington in summer 2017 after a thirty year career as a senior official in the European Commission where she worked in a variety of policy areas, including migrant integration and equal opportunities. She became aware of Action 21 when she needed to downsize her belongings and became a volunteer soon after. “I am really impressed by Action 21’s ethos and values so am pleased to be able to contribute to its activities both as a volunteer and as a trustee.”

Roger Twiney

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Roger Twiney (Vice Chair, Strategy & Marketing)

Roger is retired after a career in the automotive industry. He is a Chartered Engineer.Before retirement he was Director of Environmental Affairs at BMW and Chairman of the Environment Committee of the UK automotive industry trade body (SMMT). Roger has lived in Leamington Spa for some years. “I am keen to help the local community achieve outstanding environmental performance. I believe that Action 21 has a key role to play in this.”

Paula Raducan

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Paula Raducan (Treasurer)

Paula worked for ten years as a teacher in a junior school and contributed to the formation and development of children’s personalities and education.  During this time she developed her knowledge in the economic field and went on to work for 14 years in the finance department of a main car dealership. “I wish to play a part in Action 21, I enjoy meeting people and being involved in environmental activities.”

Margaret Begg

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Margaret Begg (Human Resources)

Margaret retired from being a local councillor in 2007 after 23 years in this role, latterly with responsibility for environment on Warwick District Council. She spent her working life as a teacher and organiser of adult education. “My  professional life has given me extensive experience of the local democratic process, which is very helpful to Action 21. As a trustee, I am committed to developing new environmental projects of lasting impact in the local community. My years in adult education will help me to play a part in promoting Action 21’s charitable aims of providing educational opportunities which enable the community to take practical steps towards a greener future.”

Chris Pollock

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Chris Pollock (Re-use)

Chris has been on the Board of action 21 since retiring from a 40-year career in international business. His main interest is in using his experience to support and develop the re-use business, which is now the only source of income for the charity. He has also recently taken on responsibility for the volunteer voice on the Board and has involvement in health and safety policy. “In the last few years I have become increasingly interested in ecological and sustainability issues. I’m a regular volunteer in the shop and really enjoy the interaction and banter with customers and volunteers.”

Jenny Worrall

Jenny Worrall

Jenny moved to Warwick in 2017 to work for the University of Warwick.  She is a Chartered Accountant and Auditor with 20 years experience of working in governance and internal control, including advising on policy and procedure.  “I was drawn to the work of Action 21 as I feel passionately about recycling and reducing our carbon footprint on the planet.  I hope that I can contribute my knowledge and enthusiasm to further the aims of Action 21.”

Juliet Nickels

Juliet Nickels

Juliet was was a primary school teacher, working for Warwickshire for 27 years before retiring in 2019. She volunteers for Action 21 with responsibility for social media and outreach. Juliet’s concern for the human impact on the environment dates back to her childhood in Africa, and she has been involved in green politics in the UK for several decades, raising the alarm about climate change. “I consider Action 21 an excellent example of the crucial local and community response to the UN Agenda 21 goals on sustainability and environment.”