TVNP Staff

Timothy Crawshaw

Chair of the Tees Valley Nature Partnership, Timothy Crawshaw works as an International Planning and Development Consultant and is Vice 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

Rachel, manager of the Tees Valley Nature Partnership 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 the 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.

 

Louise Richards

Louise has been the Tees Valley Nature Partnership Officer since November 2019, she has a background in marine biology, conservation and engagement. Her role as Officer is to engage a greater number and diversity of people from the Tees Valley in the work of the Tees Valley Nature Partnership. Louise works with member and partner organisations to support them to work effectively and we provide a voice for them to reach senior decision-makers.