TVNP Staff

Timothy Crawshaw

Independant Chair of Tees Valley Nature Partnership, Timothy works as an International Planning and Development Consultant and is the President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). His role as Chair is to provide leadership and direction to TVNP, he is also responsible for leading the Steering Group and ensuring it maintains its focus to steer TVNP in the right direction. He has worked on projects for the UN Development Programme in the fields of Energy, Climate Change and Green Urban Development. His interests include integrated urban planning approaches, innovative financing models and ecosystem services as a response to climate change, and in support of health and wellbeing. You can find out more about Timothy from his website.



Rachel Murtagh

Manager of the Tees Valley Nature Partnership she brings over 25 years’ experience working in the environment sector across both public, private and third sector organisations. Her role as Manager is to oversee the running of the partnership and work with partners to deliver strategic and practical nature conservation across Tees Valley for the benefit of the areas people, nature and economy. She has a background in environmental science, countryside management, and sustainable development. Rachel is passionate about the cultivation of ecological awareness engaging hearts and minds in the personal and social change needed to ensure a vibrant future for our planet.

Henrietta Porritt

As the Tees Valley Nature Partnership Assistant, Henrietta is responsible for updating social media and communications. She also plays a role in supporting the partnership in steering group meetings and in preparation for the annual conference. Henrietta is also a Politics and English student (currently on a gap year) looking forward to a career in journalism.

Nature Partnership Officer – currently vacant

The role of the Officer is to engage a greater number and diversity of people from Tees Valley in the work of the Tees Valley Nature Partnership. This includes supporting member and partner organisations especially the smaller local groups and gather their voice in our work with senior decision-makers.