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The trustees are responsible for setting policy, agreeing strategy and approving major commitments of WWF-UK based on advice from senior management. Day-to-day operations are delegated by the trustees to the chief executive, who leads the Executive Group. The trustees are all unpaid volunteers and are responsible for ensuring that WWF-UK abides by its charitable aims, works within the law and delivers its mission effectively.

WWF-UK trustees and principal officers

Andrew Cahn (Chair)

Jane Cotton

Michael Dixon

Natalie Gross

Ila Kasem

Georgina Mace

Richard Sambrook

Mark Richardson

Malcolm Press

Catherine Dugmore

Andy Green

Eleanor Jane (EJ) Milner-Gulland

Trustees Emeriti

Sir Martin Laing CBE

The Hon Sara Morrison

Ed Smith

Principal officers

Chief Executive: Tanya Steele

Executive Director of Fundraising & Marketing: Ali Lucas

Executive Director of Global Programmes: Glyn Davies

Executive Director of Operations: Robert Hardy

Interim Executive Director of Advocacy & Campaigns: Lang Banks

Interim Executive Director of Communications & Media: Richard Warburton

Executive Director of Our Planet: Colin Butfield


Professional services

Auditors: Crowe Clark Whitehill

Principal bankers: The Co-operative Bank

Principal solicitors: Barlow Robbins

Investment managers: Newton Investment Management Limited

WWF-UK is a charity, and the Board of Trustees is legally responsible for all the activities that the organisation undertakes.