Defra recently announced the appointment of new non-executive board members to join the departmental Board. Henry Dimbleby takes on the role of lead non-executive board member with Elizabeth Buchanan, Lizzie Noel, Ben Goldsmith and Colin Day appointed as non-executive board members.
the more philanthropists who join the green cause, the better. 'People are more aware of the issues than they were 20 years ago,' says Ben Goldsmith. 'But I still sometimes sit down at a dinner party and the person sitting next to me will say, "Oh, you're interested in the environment, aren't you?" As if it's like stamp collecting or something, and I find that staggering. If you breathe air, drink water and eat food, then you've got to have an interest in the environment.'