Roger Clarke

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"Roger Clarke has a lifetime's interest in the relationship between people and the environment, and in the search for sustainable patterns of living. He was CEO at the Youth Hostels Association from 2000-2008. He was Policy Director at the Countryside Agency from 1984-1999. He began his career as a community worker in the west of Scotland and from 1976-1984 was a Director at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations. He has served as a non-executive Board member at Natural England, the government's natural environment conservation agency, and before that, as a Council member at English Nature. He was a Board member of the European Federation of Youth Hostel Associations from 2001-2008. He is chair of DEA [Development Education Association] which promotes learning for a just and sustainable world, working mainly with schools and youth organisations. He is a Board member of the Woodland Trust, The Conservation Volunteers [British Trust for Conservation Volunteers] and Woodbrooke, the national Quaker study centre. He is Alternate Chair of the People and Rural Environment Forum, which advises the Rural Economy and Land Use research programme. He is a member of the Expert Panel at the Heritage Lottery Fund.

"Roger has a first class honours degree in geography from Oxford University and a PhD from McGill University, Montreal. " [1]

"Roger Clarke is Chair of Think Global following a lifelong interest in the relationship between people and the environment. He is also Chair of the Third Sector Advisory Board at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. He is a member of the Peak District National Park Authority and deputy chair of its planning committee. Roger sits on the Boards of the Woodland Trust, the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) and Woodbrooke. He is a member of the Expert Panel at the Heritage Lottery Fund.

"Roger was CEO at the Youth Hostels Association from 2000-2008 and a Board member of the European Federation of Youth Hostel Associations. He began his career as a community worker. From 1976 he was Director at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations. He has served as a non-executive Board member at Natural England, the government's natural environment conservation agency, and previously, as a Council member at English Nature." [2]

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  1. The Conservation Volunteers People, organizational web page, accessed July 2, 2012.
  2. Think Global Board, organizational web page, accessed March 25, 2012.
  3. Practical Action Trustees, organizational web page, accessed January 11, 2013.
  4. Friends of the Earth UK Board, organizational web page, accessed March 25, 2012.
  5. National Forest Company People, organizational web page, accessed March 28, 2013.