The Lake District Foundation, the local charity caring for the Lake District, welcomes a new trustee to the board, Alice Forrester.
Alice is a qualified ACA Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW and currently works as the Financial Accountant at Manchester Metropolitan University. Alice’s role at the University has provided her with the experience of preparing accounts for a large charitable organisation, as well as an insight into the different challenges affecting the higher education sector.
Alice grew up in Cumbria and loves to spend time outdoors, in particular running and cycling. Although based in Manchester now, Alice continues to travel up to the Lake District and Cumbria for days and weekends away, when Covid rules allow.
Alice Forrester, Lake District Foundation Trustee and Financial Accountant at Manchester Metropolitan University, said: “I am passionate about the environment and I am excited to have the opportunity to be part of an organisation which is committed to sustainable development and maintaining our natural environment. I look forward to bringing my accounting skills and knowledge of the local area to the Board of Trustees”.
The Lake District Foundation works with businesses, visitors and other donors to support conservation, environmental and cultural heritage projects and programmes of work to help look after the Lake District National Park.
Gill Houston, Lake District Foundation’s Chair, said: “We are delighted to welcome Alice as a new trustee to the Lake District Foundation. Alice’s enthusiasm for protecting and caring for our natural world and her background of managing accounts for a large charity is a perfect fit for us. We are looking forward to working with Alice to drive our environmental goals forward”.
The Lake District Foundation is a registered charity and is governed by a board of volunteer trustees including prominent representatives from the environment, business and tourisms sectors in the Lake District and Cumbria.
The Lake District Foundation are always keen to hear from individuals interested in joining the board, if you are interested send an email to [email protected].