The Committee

Stephen Gauntlett
Stephen GauntlettChair
Grew up in the Hampshire end of the South Downs and spent most of the time outdoors! The start of Greenhavens coincided with my theme as the then Chair of Lewes District Council. That was to encourage and affirm wildlife conservation.

Hannah Sherman
Hannah ShermanActing Treasurer
Growing up in the Chiltern Hills and Norfolk Broads, I have been an avid walker and lover of green spaces my whole life. Now, as a Community Development Worker in East Sussex, I have been given the opportunity and the privilege to work on various projects that promote and raise awareness of the health and well-being benefits of being outdoors. Greenhavens has contributed greatly to the success of these projects. Through their expert knowledge of the area and providing networking opportunities, I have been able to support events from walks with SDNP Rangers, to virtual reality underwater experiences! At this critical time, I believe it is important now than ever, to conserve, protect and raise awareness of these wonderful spaces on our doorstep and I look forward to working with Greenhavens to do just that!
Judy Pepper
Judy PepperWebsite Editor
I’m Judy, the Greenhavens blog editor. I’m an accountant in my day job, but during my time off, I love nothing better than immersing myself in local green spaces. I love walking, watching nature, gardening, photography and learning more about nature and conservation. I’ve been helping Greenhavens as a digital ambassador! By taking photographs, writing for the website, and encouraging people in our network to tell their stories, we are building an archive of stories and images on the website, to show off our green spaces, and the fantastic community groups that are achieving so much! If you have any stories or photos to share, we would love to hear from you.
Karen Rigby-Faux
Karen Rigby-FauxActing Secretary
My love for the outdoors came from an early age, growing up in the gorgeous New Forest, a career inspiration for anyone; Resulting in the last 30 years supporting our natural environment, working with communities on the most amazing projects. I am continually inspired by the positive impact communities are making on their green spaces and I feel truly privileged to be making differences to biodiversity with so many dedicated and passionate people.

Lizzie Hornsbury
Lizzie HornsburyCommittee Member
HI there, my name is Lizzie and I am a volunteer committee member of the Greenhavens Network. I love being out and walking in our lovely green spaces, parks, along the coast line and trails. I feel it’s a privilege to live here and I also feel I need to look after these wonderful spaces by keeping them litter free, accessible for everyone, and more importantly protected. I believe people working together can make the environments we live in a beautiful place to work, rest and play.