Dame Fiona Reynolds (President)
Emily Drani (Vice-President)
Irena Edwards (Secretary)
William White (Treasurer)
Dr. Myung-Rae Cho
Hui-Ting (Dora) Hsu
Catrini Pratihari Kubontubuh
Dame Fiona Reynolds DBE became Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 2012. She was Director-General of the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland from 2001-2012. Before becoming DG of the Trust, she was Director of the Women’s Unit in the Cabinet Office (1998-2000), Director of the Council for the Protection of Rural England (now Campaign to Protect Rural England, 1987-98) and Secretary to the Council for National Parks (now Campaign to Protect National Parks, 1980-87). Fiona is the Senior Non-Executive Director on the Executive Board of the BBC, a Non-Executive Director of Wessex Water, Chair of Green Alliance and Chair of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England.
Email Fiona: firstname.lastname@example.org
EMILY DRANI is the Executive Director of the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda, an organisation dedicated to promoting the value of culture in development. Emily holds an MPhil in Development Studies with a focus on Endogenous Development and has over 12 years’ professional experience in development work. Her experience in the last 7 years has focused on ‘culture in development’ and cross-cultural engagement at national, regional and international levels .Emily is a member of the 2013 UNESCO Consultative Body for the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Email Emily: Vicechair@intoorg.org
Dr. Irena Edwards has been the key driving force behind all the initiatives of the Czech National Trust (est. 2013). She has dedicated a considerable amount of her time, efforts and professional knowledge to the establishment and running of the Czech National Trust as a charitable organisation with aims unparalleled in the Czech Republic. By appointing Dr. Irena Edwards as a member of its Executive Committee, INTO would benefit from her thorough expert knowledge of the legal and business environments of many European countries as well as from her extensive contacts and business development ability.
Dr. Irena Edwards is a UK solicitor with over 20 years of practical international experience in several prominent City law firms, held many directorships , sat on managing bodies of Chambers of Commerce, spend 3 years as advisor of British government for Europe, was a runner up to Business Woman of the year in2009/2010 in the UK. She has years of experience of successfully managing change.
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William traces his ancestry in Bermuda back 11 generations. He has a BA in Economics from Queen’s University, Canada and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Leeds, England. He has been employed as a Chartered Accountant by firms now incorporated within PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and also at the Office of the Auditor General in Bermuda.
William completed his Officer Training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and was commissioned into the Bermuda Regiment. He has both local and international emergency management experience, and was a member of the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Co-ordination Team for the Americas and Caribbean. He retired as Commanding Officer of the Bermuda Regiment in 2009, after 24 years’ service.
William’s interests include heritage and culture, natural history, and travel. He is married to Peta and has three daughters and a young son.
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Justin Albert the National Trust England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Justin Albert is National Trust Director for Wales with responsibility for the largest conservation and heritage charity in Wales. He is also on the board of Visit Wales, Vice Chair of the International Hay Festivals, and on the board of the Welsh National Opera.
Previous Justin Albert was a 25 year veteran of the broadcast and motion picture industry and some highlights in his career include: Launching UK, and US cable and satellite networks; negotiating long term media deals in China and South East Asia; President of Peter Guber’s Mandalay Media Arts in Los Angeles; running production and operations for the international television station Animal Planet; overseeing all operations, production and managment for five of Discovery Communication US’s channels; and personally producing and directing over 100 hours documentaries, including a multi award winnning series on world history with Lord Asa Briggs.
A dual-national Justin Albert is trained in law in both the US and UK and has worked and consulted widely in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and India….And now lives on the Welsh borders with his wife, three kids, two old horses, lots of sheep and a scruffy terrier.
David Brown has worked for more than three decades helping people preserve the historic places of their communities. As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Brown led the development team for – and currently oversees the implementation of – the Next Trust Strategic Plan, a blueprint of the future of the National Trust. He also leads the creation of www.PreservationNation.org, the online virtual town square where people share proven tools, make connections, and get inspired to save historic places. Brown provided direct oversight and strategic direction to Campaign for America’s Historic Places, the comprehensive campaign for the future of the National Trust which raised more than $135 million against a $125 million goal from 1998-2003.
Prior to joining the National Trust in 1996, Brown served as the founding Executive Director of the Preservation Alliance of Virginia, a consortium of 150 preservation and conservation organisations representing more than 60,000 Virginians. In eight years, he forged the Alliance’s commitment to advocacy, capacity building for local organisations, and the study and promotion of preservation’s economic benefits. Under his direction, the Alliance successfully campaigned for state rehabilitation tax credits that since 1997 have spurred investment of over $300 million in more than 250 historic buildings. Brown also served as Director of Historic Staunton Foundation in Staunton, Virginia, where the organization’s downtown revitalization has been recognized with a National Trust Honor Award and a Great American Main Street Award.
Brown has edited and authored numerous publications including A Future for Virginia’s Past, the report of the Governor’s Commission to Study Historic Preservation on which he served as Chairman. A native of Tennessee, Brown was one of the first graduates of the Historic Preservation Program at Middle Tennessee State University and he has a Masters in Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Natalie Bull is CEO of the National Trust for Canada. Natalie’s first day of work as CEO ten years ago coincided with attending her first ICNT in Washington, DC. Six years later, her organisation was proud to co-host the 2011 INTO Congress in Victoria, Canada.
Natalie’s focus at the National Trust is on building productive relationships with an extensive stakeholder group across the country. Natalie is also leading efforts to renew the organisation’s direct involvement in historic places, in partnership with the Prince’s Regeneration Trust. Natalie would bring her instinct for networking and connection to a role on the board of INTO.
Dr. Cho was nominated for the INTO Executive Committee on behalf of the National Trust of Korea. I will do my best to perform my role and duty to run the INTO as an initiator of the globalization of national trust movements. In addition, I would like to concentrate part of my capacity on promoting exchange and cooperation among national trust organizations in Asia.
Elizabeth Erasito is Director of the National Trust of Fiji [NTF] a founding INTO Member.
The NTF is a statutory organisation established in 1970 under an Act of Parliament and is the only such organisation in the entire Pacific Island region. Director Erasito has managed the work program of the NTF for 13 years. She is a graduate of the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji’s capital and attended the University of Greenwich UK for postgraduate studies in Tourism, Conservation and Sustainable Development. She has served as chair of Fiji’s Protected Areas Committee and has played many other roles.
Director Erasito is a most capable person and possesses both the qualifications and
relevant experience for service on the Executive Committee.
Hui-Ting (Dora) Hsu
Taiwan Environmental Information Association (TEIA) has been an INTO full member since 2008, Hui-Ting has been active in INTO since she joined TEIA in 2012. In 2014, Hui-Ting and TEIA volunteers started to help maintain the traditional Chinese version of INTO website, she also at INTO’s request established a Facebook fan page in Chinese and works to keep this Facebook page up to date and relevant. In 2015, Hui-Ting spends the summer with INTO secretariat and receives training, this has given her a great opportunity to gain knowledge and get more involved in INTO’s work.
Catrini Pratihari Kubontubuh has background of planning and architecture. She graduated from Institute Technology of Bandung- Indonesia (1995, Bachelor degree of Urban and Regional Planning) and Universiteit of Katholieke Leuven – Belgium (1997, Master degree of Architecture in Human Settlement). She had involved in Center for research of Institute Technology Bandung for 3 years, served as lecturer at University of Bung Hatta Padang and guest lecturer at Institute Technology Bandung, University of Ngurah Rai, University of Dwijendra, and others.
Catrini spent six years worked as staff for The World Bank Jakarta Office (2007-2012) and specializes social safeguards specialist in related
projects based on community participation and culture creativities.
She is strongly committed to heritage activities shown by her intention as founder for some Heritage Trust organizations around Indonesia i.e. The West Sumatera Heritage Trust (1999), Bali Kuna Heritage Society (2000), Bali Heritage Trust (2000), Indonesian Network for Heritage Conservation (2000) and Indonesian Heritage Trust (2004). She has actively promoted Indonesian heritage through presentation on seminars, international
symposium and heritage mission to overseas, and developing partnership program with National Trusts from all over the world.
She has been appointed as Executive Director of Indonesian Heritage Trust / Badan Pelestarian Pusaka Indonesia (BPPI) since 2007 until this current time. She is also a member of Board of Executive Committee of International of National Trusts Organization (INTO). She works voluntarily for heritage activities, but she is working professionally as Executive Director for Yayasan Arsari Djojohadikusumo (YAD), a foundation in the field of culture and education.
Terry Levinthal is the Director of Conservation for the National Trust for Scotland. He is a member of the Trust’s Senior Management Team with responsibility for multi-disciplinary professional teams in an environment spanning cultural, natural and material culture conservation.
He has worked in the heritage and environmental sector for over 28 years, including NGOs and National Park Authorities.
Terry is a strategic thinker with experience of change management in heritage organisations. He has experience in forming and influencing policy on a national level. As a Conservation professional, he has a strong commitment to environmental quality and sustainable development.
S.K. Misra is the Chairman of the Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development (ITRHD), and former Chairman of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH).
During his government career, he served in numerous positions, heading the ministries of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Agriculture as Secretary, before retiring as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. He served as Director-General of the Festivals of India in the U.S. and France, and established numerous cultural and educational institutions in India.
Following retirement from the government, he took on the leadership of INTACH, where he strengthened the funding base and administrative infrastructure and greatly expanded the scope of activities. He led INTACH into a strong and influential presence both in India and the global arena. In 2010, he took on a new challenge by establishing ITRHD, focusing on India’s rural heritage and the linkages between heritage and rural development. Mr. Misra holds the position of Emeritus Vice-Chairman of INTO, and is a member of the Executive Committee.
In 2009, he was honoured by the President of India with the Padma Bhushan, India’s 3rd highest civilian award.
Simone Mizzi has worked as a volunteer in the field of heritage and environmental conservation from an early age, and in particular with Din l-Art Helwa (The National Trust of Malta) which was founded by her father in 1965. Simone also worked in business, first in the hotel and tourism sector in Malta and Italy, and then to establish two British franchises for The Body Shop and Monsoon Accessorize brands in the same two countries. During this period she was personally involved in the restoration and conversion for retail of many listed buildings in historic town centres working within the strict confines of conservation legislation. In 2000 she became Communication Officer for Din l-Art Helwa helping to raise awareness through the media whilst calling on experience gained during many public campaigns carried out with The Body Shop to establish sustainability in business, the reduction of energy and waste, and the promotion and protection of natural spaces and their biodiversity.
During the years spent in Italy, Simone was heavily involved supporting two of the most economically depressed and socially emarginated Italian communities in Reggio Calabria and Naples’ Cilento regions to revitalise the trade of two of their specialised regional products for The Body Shop, namely that of bergamot essential oil and of organic olive oil, two regeneration programmes that brought sustainability to many farming families in the areas.
Between August 2002 and July 2008 Simone served as Deputy Chairperson of Heritage Malta, tasked with evolving Malta’s old Museums Department into the new State Agency responsible for the modern management of Malta’s national heritage sites, its World Heritage monuments and their museums as well as the assimilation of their curatorial and restoration personnel within the new entity.
Simone was elected Executive President of Din l-Art Helwa, Malta’s National Trust in 2011 heading its Executive team as well as the organisation’s force of some 150 volunteers. This voluntary organisation continues to spearhead the conservation of Malta’s built and natural heritage saving 40 national monuments and holding 17 of them in trust from the State or Church. During her role in office Simone was responsible for lobbying with government for the renewal of the organisation’s Guardianship Deeds and for the acquisition in trust of two additional important heritage sites, that of the prestigious first Church of Valletta, Our Lady of Victory, and of the Wied iz- Zurrieq coastal watch tower, both of which necessitated the sourcing of huge independent funds from the private sector for their restoration. Currently the organisation is heavily involved in lobbying for the preservation of Malta’s dwindling natural spaces and the scheduling of the island’s cultural landscapes.
Since 2011, Simone is a member of Malta’s Committee of Guarantee, the national cultural heritage watchdog advising the Ministry of Culture and since 2012 she has sat on the boards of the HSBC Malta Foundation, and the Malta International Airport Foundation, two companies with corporate social responsibility programmes in the environmental and cultural fields.
In 2012 Simone was elected to serve on the Council of Europa Nostra and since 2013 has been a member of the Jury for the Europa Nostra/European Union Award for Dedicated Service to Cultural Heritage.
In September 2015 Simone was elected to serve on the Executive Board of the International National Trusts Organisation.
A Guyanese by birth, Mr. Bishnu Tulsie started his professional career as a Mathematics and Science teacher in his home country, moved to Saint Lucia in 1980 to teach at the Castries Comprehensive School, which he left as the school’s vice principal in 1990 to join the public service as an Energy, Science and Technology Officer. From 1997 he headed the Government of Saint Lucia’s Environment and Sustainable Development portfolio. He joined the Saint Lucia National Trust as Director in 2004.
In addition to his substantive posts, he has worked as a consultant for the United Nations bodies, the Government of Canada, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, to which he is an Associate and the European Commission on sustainable development and environmental projects, mainly in CARICOM Member States. He represented Saint Lucia as head of delegation to a number of Multilateral Environmental Conventions and Agreements. He was a lead author to the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change in producing the Special Report on Safeguarding the Ozone Layer and the Global Climate System. Mr. Tulsie served on a number of national and international commissions and bodies with mandates covering international donor financing, promotion of Science and Technology, sustainable development and heritage conservation.