The TENP Committee

Charlie Mason - Chairman

Charlie Mason

Charlie has had a career in academia and professional practice, been chair of a social enterprise and an adviser to the European Commission. He is committed to promoting sustainability through the resolution of environment, social and economic objectives. 

He has been a member of the TENP Committee since its inception.

Rosey Mitchell

Rosey is a retired RGN (Nurse) and RHV (Health Visitor).  She has an Open University Honours Degree undertaken whilst being a full-time working single parent.  Her voluntary work and involvement in the community grew from being involved in Parent Teacher Association committees, both at Primary and Secondary level, and the establishment of the Dyfed PTA Committee in the 1980’s.

She was a member of the South West Area Environment Group (Environment Agency) for 3 years and became the Minutes Secretary for the Friends of Pembrokeshire National Park for 7 years following this.

She was also Treasurer for the Child Injury Prevention Group, which later became the Voluntary Star Group, associated with her work, and a Sandy Bear (Child Bereavement Group) volunteer, again associated with her work but in her own time.

For over 16 years she was involved with the formation of and running of Pembroke 21C Community Association as an inaugral member, then as a Trustee/Director/Company Secretary and Hon Treasurer.  She was Chair of the Pembroke Can Make A Difference Group and has attended Transition Town training.

She decided to become involved with TENP because she is interested in all things environmental and can see that Community Resilience will become increasingly important in the future.

Rosey Mitchell - Treasurer
Blaise Bullimore

Blaise Bullimore

Blaise is a professional marine scientist with thirty-five years experience in development and practical delivery of marine environmental conservation: six years as independent marine science contractor; twenty with statutory nature conservation body; ten as a European Marine Site officer and independent consultant.  He initiated and developed the UK’s first long-term monitoring programme of rocky sub-tidal animal communities.  He has over twenty-five years of marine science and policy development and experience in the interface and integration between terrestrial and marine conservation, including marine Natura 2000 site selection; coordination and contribution to development of management schemes; identification and development of conservation and management objectives, strategies and prescriptions; identification, development, coordination and implementation of multi-disciplinary monitoring and surveillance.

He has over forty years diving experience as professional marine scientist and enthusiastic marine wildlife photographer, both UK and overseas.  He remains active as volunteer with Skomer Marine Conservation Zone dive monitoring team, Seasearch marine survey and NARC – Neptunes Army of Rubbish Collectors.

Martin Bell

Martin was a career planning officer in North Yorkshire and subsequently in South Pembrokeshire.

He is currently a member of the Pembrokeshire Historical Buildings Trust, Pembrokeshire Housing Association and other groups with an interest in the natural and built environment.

He has been a member of the TENP Committee since its inception.

Martin Bell

IT support

Benjamin Edom

 

With a broad work experience from deep sea fisheries in the Arctic, through dairy farming in Pembrokeshire and shipbuilding in Australia to the music industry in Scotland, Ben brings a very wide perspective to the table of life.

With 14 years daily working with computers and web design under his belt,  he provides technical IT support for TENP with the development and maintenance of our new website.

Benjamin Edom

‘Resting’ Committee members

Tom Latter

Tom Latter

 

Tom was brought up on a North Pembrokeshire farm, studied agriculture at University and spent 39 years running his 150 acre farm near Goodwick until retirement in 2009.

His keen environmental interest led to the farm being one of the early organic conversions, initiated in 1989, and a wide range of produce was marketed, both wholesale and retail.  An involvement with the work of the Soil Association led to an awareness of the Transition movement, and Tom was one of the founder members of Transition Bro Gwaun (TBG) in 2008.

His work for TBG has kept him very busy.  He was one of the key people behind TBG’s very successful wind turbine project and his current involvement leading on TBG’s next renewable energy generation project – a tidal generation – has caused him to step down from active involvement in the Committee for the time being.

Bettina Becker

Bettina’s background is in social science research. She was involved in TENP’s establishment when working on a project on environmental groups in Pembrokeshire for the Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS).  She has an interest in environmental issues, and is a member of Pembrokeshire Friends of the Earth.  Currently she work for the Open University, teaching social sciences and environmental studies. She and her partner also run an organic small-holding.

Bettina is currently on a sabbatical from the Committee because of her other commitments.

Bettina Becker
Cara Wilson

Cara Wilson

Cara has a background in third sector environmental work. “Following returning home after three years in a European youth environment network, I spent 10 years working for Eco Centre Wales in north Pembrokeshire, the Southwest Wales Wildlife Trust and the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth”.  Whilst working for Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services Cara provided secretariat support for TENP.

Although Cara continued her work on the Committee after her contract with PAVS expired, a new job as Client Manager for Resource Efficient Wales together with running an eco-retreat B&B has resulted in Cara in also taking a sabbatical from TENP’s Committee.