Contacts

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Dorothy Fairburn – Director North
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A farmer’s daughter from the North York Moors, where her brothers still farm, Dorothy has clocked up more than 30 years’ service to the rural economy since graduating from Wye College (University of London) with a degree in agriculture.

She qualified as a rural practice chartered surveyor (land agent) whilst working for Savills plc in London and York, dealing with sales and purchases of country houses and estates as well as the management of investment estates for financial institutions.

Prior to joining the CLA, Dorothy worked for the National Trust in Yorkshire. There she managed some 30,000 acres of outstanding countryside as well as being responsible for historic houses open to the public and the acquisition of major new properties.

Dorothy was awarded an MBE in the 2011 New Year Honours List in recognition of her services to rural affairs.

T: 01748 907070    |    F: 01748 907075    |    E: dorothy.fairburn@cla.org.uk

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Jane Harrison – Rural Adviser
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Jane is a rural adviser with over 30 years’ experience of dealing with CLA members’ enquiries.

She is often the first point of contact for members phoning the regional office for advice and enjoys the challenge of dealing with the wide range of issues that she handles. She is a lifelong fan of field sports and hunts with a pack of beagles.

T: 01748 907070    |    F: 01748 907075    |    E: jane.harrison@cla.org.uk

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Libby Bateman - Rural Adviser
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Libby lives in Cumbria and has extensive knowledge of the rural North having worked with farmers and landowners on a variety of issues.

A keen advocate for British farming and the countryside, Libby is on hand to assist members with any problems.

 T: 01748 907070    |    F: 01748 907075    |    E: libby.bateman@cla.org.uk

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Robert Frewen – Rural Surveyor
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Robert is a qualified rural practice surveyor and Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) as well as a Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers (FAAV).

He provides CLA members with advice and information on a range of landowning issues. With a strong background in rural land management for a local firm of land agents, Robert has more than 20 years’ experience of supporting and advising farmers and landowners.

 T: 01748 907070    |    F: 01748 907075    |    E: robert.frewen@cla.org.uk

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Henk Geertsema – PR & Communications Manager
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With 20 years’ experience in PR and Communications, Henk is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and has relevant experience of membership organisations.

He is responsible for all CLA media relations and member communication in the North and welcomes members’ ideas for media stories. In his spare time, Henk enjoys fishing and photography.

T: 01748 907070    |    F: 01748 907075    |    E: henk.geertsema@cla.org.uk

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Sarah Lister – Regional Administrator
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Sarah is responsible for CLA North's events programme and is a true country girl having grown up on a pig, beef and arable farm.

T: 01748 907070    |    F: 01748 907075    |    E: sarah.lister@cla.org.uk

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Naomi Hogan – Regional Administrator
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Naomi matches a keen understanding of rural issues with more than 10 years' experience in office management.

T: 01748 907070    |    F: 01748 907075    |    E: naomi.hogan@cla.org.uk

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Dave Hill – Territory Manager (Yorkshire)
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Dave has more than 15 years’ experience in sales and general management. Prior to joining the CLA, he spent six years as sales manager for a Harrogate-based estate agent, where he was responsible for managing a team of sales negotiators.

T: 07792 096750    |    E: dave.hill@cla.org.uk

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Mark Scandle – Territory Manager (North East & north Cumbria)
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An experienced sales professional, Mark was membership manager for the North East Chamber of Commerce prior to joining the CLA. He has also worked extensively in newspaper sales, playing a key role in the launch of the Northern Farmer magazine.

T: 07794 070547    |    E: mark.scandle@cla.org.uk

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Stuart Jones – Membership Support
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Stuart has been with the CLA for over ten years. He will be a familiar voice to many as he has the pivotal role of managing the membership details of the region’s 6,000 plus members.

T: 01785 337010    |    F: 01785 284733    |    E: stuart.jones@cla.org.uk

North Office

Aske Stables
Aske
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 5HG
T: 01748 907070
F: 01748 907075
north@cla.org.uk