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Many people do not realise that CWT is a small “virtual” charity, with voluntary Trustees, only one paid part time Administrator, and no office premises. The Charity currently does not have a Science Director so there is limited capacity to respond to individual queries.

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Professor Tim Lang

Lord Rea of Eskdale
Prof Philip James CBE MD FRCP FRSE

Pippa Burge (Chair)
Philippa joined the Trust in 2011 bringing with her experience as a Public Health dietitian. Qualified in 1985 Philippa has taken up various posts within the NHS as a community dietitian. More recently her role in Public Health covers nutrition initiatives for local government on breastfeeding, Healthy Schools and childhood obesity.

Jillian Pitt (Vice Chair)
An experienced Public Health Nutritionist, after graduating with an MSc in Human Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Jillian pursued a career in communicating healthy eating and has worked in academic, Government and consumer policy settings. She is currently Nutrition and Health Advisor to the Food for Life Partnership - a programme led by the Soil Association, which is starting to transform school food culture.

Juliet Walker
Caroline's elder sister, is an editor and journalist with particular interest in agriculture, water and gardening issues. She has a degree in social anthropology, and is a trustee of Survival International (for tribal peoples) and The Allen Lane Foundation (currently Chair).

Lynn Burns
A Registered Nutritionist (Public Health), Lynn has held nutrition posts within Government, in both scientific and policy placements. She has specific expertise in dietary requirements for bone health and health in later life, Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering Services, healthier catering, and communicating nutrition issues. Lynn is currently working freelance carrying out menu analysis for school meals and writes for a magazine aimed at older adults.

Steve Diaz
Steve joined the Trust as the Treasurer in 2013 and brings a wealth of financial experience. He was a banker for many years working for Salomon Brothers, Morgan Grenfell and Credit Lyonnais and more recently has been involved in information technologies for financial markets. He is responsible for all financial matters including publication sales.

Anka Johnston
Anka Johnston, RNutr (Public Health) joined the Caroline Walker Trust as a trustee in April 2012. Employed by Hertfordshire County Council as Children’s Healthy Weight Manager, she uses her long professional experience in preventing childhood obesity and tackling related health inequalities to support the work of CWT.

Dr Richard Longhurst
Richard Longhurst is an agricultural economist with a doctorate in development economics from Sussex University. He has had a lifelong interest in food policy, child nutrition and development and has worked for various UN agencies, and in countries including Bangladesh, Gambia, India, Nigeria and Sudan. He is currently a Research Associate at the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University.

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