Chris became a Trustee and joined the Executive Committee in April 2019
3 April 2019
Chris Church was born in Oxford and studied at Oxford Polytechnic (now Brookes) and spent 28 years in London, working in the environmental sector and mostly running a consultancy – Community Environment Associates. He worked with a number of universities on assessing how local communities and councils can be effective in delivering environmental goals and helped set up University College London’s first social enterprise, ‘Mapping for Change’. He returned to Oxford in 2012 and almost without meaning to became increasingly involved in local campaigns and projects including the successful push to prevent the massive over-development of Botley’s neighbourhood centre.
Chris became involved in the Civic Society through the Futures Group, where his work on climate change and transport linked to the Society’s work on planning and long-term development of the city. He is actively involved in Oxford Friends of the Earth and is a trustee of Friends of the Earth nationally.