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Sarah Jane Chimbwandira

Sarah Jane Chimbwandira

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CEO Surrey Wildlife Trust

Sarah Jane has worked for Surrey Wildlife Trust for over 11 years, latterly as Director of Biodiversity, before becoming CEO in February 2019. She has brought a wealth of successful partnerships and projects experience to her role – she was the co-founder and Director of the Surrey Nature Partnership, co-authored the ‘Natural Capital Investment Plan for Surrey’ and is a Trustee of the Surrey Hills Society and Ecosystems Knowledge Network.  During 2019, SWT’s 60th anniversary year, Sarah Jane refocussed on the core mission to increase biodiversity and engage people in the natural environment.  She is leading SWT’s new 5 year strategy ‘Restoring Surrey’s Nature’ to create a living landscape with connective hedgerows, rivers, nature reserves and green spaces across Surrey and wants to seize the opportunity to secure a strong zero carbon, nature based recovery.  When she has time to relax, Sarah Jane enjoys walking, dressmaking and providing a taxi service to her 3 teenage boys!

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From 1 April 2024, the responsibility for LEP functions across the Enterprise M3 LEP region has transferred to Hampshire County Council and Surrey County Council.

The Enterprise M3 Board met for the last time in March 2024 and Enterprise M3 LEP is no longer operating as an organisation.

For any enquiries relating to economic development across the counties of Hampshire and Surrey, please visit the Hampshire County Council website and Business Surrey respectively.

Please note that Enterprise M3 LEP staff have transferred to Hampshire County Council to continue to deliver services and activities in Hampshire, including the Growth Hub, the Careers Hub, work on key business sectors, and trade and investment.  
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