Deputy chair has a focus on the next five years
Steve Hunneysett, has become deputy Chair of Tyne Rivers Trust to support our ambitious five-year plan to improve the wellbeing of the Tyne rivers and people through education, tackling pollution and practical conservation.
Steve, a commercial filmmaker, joined the Trust in the position of Trustee two years ago having always had a keen interest in conservation and enjoyed the role so much that he was keen to take on more responsibility within the organisation. As deputy Chair, Steve will provide support to the Trust’s Chair, Richard Kirk.
Steve says: “It has been fantastic to use my passion for the environment and the Tyne rivers in a constructive way. I hope that my commercial background in marketing and my enthusiasm for the outdoors can help the Trust to realise its ambitions so that everyone who lives in the Tyne catchment can benefit from a healthy and bio-diverse river system.”
Steve began his career with the BBC. He went on to manage a TV department in a large marketing group before founding commercial filmmakers Re:production Ltd, a company which won an industry “Outstanding Achievement Award” in 2019 shortly before being purchased by a Japanese multinational. He has combined his marketing career with that of being a farmer on almost 200 acres in North Yorkshire growing his passion for the natural environment.