People

Anne Barr - Director

Anne is a member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment and has a Masters degree in Environmental Management. She specialises in the development and implementation of sustainability policies and strategies and has worked in the private, public and voluntary sectors in both developed and developing economies.

She has managed protected areas in the UK and Nicaragua where she has developed partnerships with government agencies, universities, businesses, NGOs and rural communities. She has also advised multi-national corporations on sustainable development opportunities, including ethical trading.

Most recently she has developed a carbon management strategy for an organic food manufacturer incorporating impacts across the product lifecycle. She is experienced in carbon footprinting, climate sensitive agriculture and supporting companies to transition to the low-carbon economy.

Chris Jankiewicz - Director

Chris graduated from the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester and is a Rural Practice Chartered Surveyor. He has worked as a Land Agent for English Nature, and piloted the Countryside Stewardship Scheme for the Countryside Commission. He subsequently became the senior manager responsible for all agri-environment schemes in the South East of England on behalf of Defra.

After leaving Natural England in 2007, he worked with the Forestry Commission, where he was responsible for facilitating projects that supported the woodfuel supply chain. Chris then operated as an interim programme manager, where he successfully developed two LEADER areas and supported a number of other LEADER areas in undertaking project appraisals.

Chris is widely recognised in the rural sector for promoting and delivering a range of sustainable development outcomes. He acts as an Expert Witness in high profile rural development funding cases.

Geoffrey Adams - Associate

Geoffrey has a degree in agriculture and a post-graduate diploma in farm business management. During his career in ADAS, he worked as General Agricultural Advisor in Wiltshire, Farm Business Advisor in Wales, Divisional Manager for Berkshire,

Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and as Regional Manager Advisory Services for the South East of England.

In 1992 he became a self-employed consultant specialising in agricultural and rural development projects on contracts for the European Union and for the Department of International Development. From 2000, he has provided business and diversification advice to over 200 farmers, mainly in the South East, often as part of the Farm Business Advice Service. He also prepared a successful bid for £2.5m of LEADER funding for rural North Buckinghamshire.

Geoffrey has an excellent overall knowledge of the agricultural sector, especially in the South East of England. He is an associate member of the Institute of Agricultural Management.

Martin Ryan - Associate

Martin holds a National Diploma of Agriculture from Harper Adams University and a Certificate of Advanced Farm Management from the Royal Agricultural University. He has over 40 years experience providing farm business advice as a Senior Farm Business Advisor/Consultant for ADAS, FRCA and Natural England.

He specialises in financial instrument analysis and has advised EU policy makers on ex-ante economic impacts of agri-environment measures on the agricultural sector. He also advised Natural England on the costs for capital items under NELMS (now Countryside Stewardship).

He also developed assessment techniques for project-based schemes and assessed applications for RDPE funding on behalf of SEEDA. He has considerable experience of training government staff on EU accession issues and assisting advisory service development in new member states.

Roger Budden - Associate

In a varied career spanning 35 years, Roger has worked in both public and private sector organisations and has gained a depth of experience and a range of skills in tourism, planning and economic development. He led the development team at Tourism South East (TSE) as Head of Partnership and Business Support.

He was Director of the South East England Tourist Board, Tourism Manager for West Sussex County Council and sat as Chair of the region's Tourism Officers Forum. He also served as the Countryside Agency's Rural Tourism Advisor. His projects have included product development and marketing plan for the Forestry Commission's Bedgebury Pinetum Forest and research and analysis of tourism development options for Kirklees Council.

Having led a Countryside Agency and SEEDA project on sustainable tourism in the region's protected areas, and through his subsequent role at TSE, he has become widely respected as an acknowledged authority in rural tourism development and marketing. His practical and pro-active approach has led to positive working relationships with Natural England, Defra and farming and landowning organisations.

Terry Bradfield - Associate

Terry has worked in the rural sectors in the East Midlands, South West, Wales and South East for over 35 years. He has worked closely with a wide range of SMEs, including many in the tourism sector, providing consultancy on setting up new enterprises, business planning and marketing, and providing training.

He has had a number of senior management roles, including Regional Manager for ADAS Consultancy Services and Regional Manager of Defra Services. He set up and ran a joint venture for the NFU, CLA and ADAS. From 2001 to 2006, he ran the business development

part of the ERDP programme in the South East, and in 2006 moved to SEEDA as the RDPE Strategic Programme Manager and set up the new RDPE programme in the region

In 2008, he left SEEDA to set up his own consultancy business and was commissioned to design and work with Southampton University GeoData team in setting up an online database for Defra and the RDAs for the capture and reporting of RDPE outputs; this has been adopted across England with data being input routinely by RDPE and other delivery bodies.