Trustee candidate statement 2020

Tara-Jane Sutcliffe


Tara is returning to the Open Spaces Society, having led the Saint Helena National Trust, the charity responsible for promoting and protecting the unique environment of the South Atlantic island of Saint Helena.

Tara reformed the Trust’s corporate governance and financial accountability, and built strategic relationships with Government and overseas partners. For the Trust, a statutory consultee, Tara led responses to planning applications and developed alliances across civil society to advocate for the island’s internationally significant natural and historic assets.

An archaeologist by background and keen outdoor-explorer, Tara values the work of the society and its mission to ensure continued access rights for all.