Jon Snow, Chair of Trustees

 

Jon Snow is a journalist who anchors Channel 4 News. As close friend of founder Felix Dennis, Felix himself asked Jon to take up the Chairmanship of the Heart of England Forest.

I am an enthusiast for the Forest, not only because I love trees, but because I want to develop an amenity for the West Midlands. I care passionately about the need to combat global warming, and the Heart of England Forest is perfectly placed, as the Lung of the West Midlands, to mitigate against the effects of climate change.

As well as a strong background in journalism, Jon has a wealth of experience in the voluntary and community sector. He was Chair of the New Horizon Youth Centre (a charity supporting homeless young people) from 1986 to 2016, was a joint trustee of the National Gallery and Tate Gallery from 1998 to 2008, currently chairs the Tate Members committee, and is a trustee at the Longford Trust, which provides prisoners with the opportunity to study for university degrees.

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