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Sylvia is a semi-retired healthcare strategist who has worked with different organisations on complex ‘wicked’ problems in health, social care, housing and the voluntary sector. She co-developed national policies for healthcare innovation, care outside hospital and the use of the NHS estate.

Sylvia’s fascination with the natural world began when she was a child when exploring mountains and wild places of Europe, Africa and America with her family. Her Human Sciences degree at Oxford included ecology, geology, zoology and animal behaviour.

Sylvia is passionate about decarbonisation and lives in an all-electric home with an electric car. She has supported wildlife trusts in Scotland, Surrey, Warwickshire, Yorkshire and now Wiltshire where she serves on the Sustainability, Education and Wellbeing Committee. She lives in Great Bedwyn, where she is a School Governor (Sustainability lead), chairs Bedwyn’s LINK scheme and serves on the Parish Council. She is a keen walker, avid gardener and naturalist and is married to a jeweller.