Jill joined The Country Trust in 2014 and brought over 17 years’ experience in developing and directing multi-million pound award-winning public engagement programmes for the Woodland Trust, specialising in partnership development, communication and fundraising.  

At the weekend she pitches in at Lathcoats Farm where four generations of her husband’s family have been specialist apple growers, focusing on the big community events the farm puts on and of course supporting her husband as a Country Trust host! She’s been a non-executive director for Dementia Adventure CIC and served as a school governor for a local secondary school for 8 years. Jill graduated from Cambridge University with a BA (Hons) in Geography.