HGN has a new administrator, Kate Bull (above, centre, with fellow Kington XR activists), who picked up the reins from Alice Waddington at the beginning of August.
With a background in PR and marketing, Kate hopes to bring those skills to the network at a time when the combined expertise of HGN members is needed more than ever.
Since last November, she has been an active member of Extinction Rebellion, helping to set up the Kington group, and was arrested at Oxford Circus during the London rebellion in April.
“My eyes were well and truly opened to the climate and ecological emergency we are facing, last autumn,” she says. “I woke up with a bang. Since then, I’ve wanted to put my energies into projects that contribute positively to the future of our planet, so I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to help run the Herefordshire Green Network.”
She added, “I’m not yet very familiar with the green sector, so I’m really looking forward to meeting HGN members and learning from them.”
Kate was the initial marketing manager at The Courtyard, Hereford’s Centre for the Arts, when it first opened in the new building on Edgar Street. Like many women, she became self-employed a few years later so that she could work from home around bringing up her three sons. Working mainly in the arts, she was the inaugural co-ordinator of h.Art Herefordshire Art Week for the event’s first three years. She set up the Galanthus Gallery in Wormbridge and co-ordinated the first ever Powys Arts Month, as well as providing consultancy services to many individual artists and arts organisations in Herefordshire and Powys, as well as nationally.
More recently, Kate worked at Herefordshire and Ludlow College, managing the group tutorial programme which included presenting tutorials herself on a range of subjects. She loved engaging with students, and is particularly interested in projects which connect with teenagers.
HGN members are warmly invited to come and meet Kate at the next Members’ meeting, on Wednesday 25 September at 5.30pm.