simonSimon Maddrell – Chairman

Simon is Emeritus Honorary Professor of Integrative Physiology at Cambridge University, but is also a director of a charity again based in Cambridge. He is a Life Fellow of Gonville and Caius College. He moved to the island in 1978 when he inherited the family home in Ballabeg, so he spends quite a lot of time commuting! He has so far planted 1100 trees on the family farm, but has plans for many thousands more as the farmer scales down his activities. In Cambridge he runs a play reading society and a film society; On the island he oversees (his wife, Kate, does the real work!) six artists’ studios in converted old buildings and the operations of the Maddrell Estate. He is a swimmer and a passionate gardener.

Falk Horning – Interim Chairman

Falk moved to the Isle of Man in 2009 and is originally from Germany. He lives in Douglas and became an elected Councillor for the town in 2016. Besides his engagement for the Woodland Trust, he is also an officer for Isle of Man Friends of the Earth and Zero Waste Mann. He is always open for a chat about philosophy and life while planting.


Sarah Callin – Treasurer

robertaRoberta Cringle – Hon. Secretary

Roberta is a mother with two young girls. She lives in a house that her partner and herself have recently finished building. Her training at college was in business studies. She worked for an advocate as his p.a. for many years before working as a p.a. for a planning consultant. Since having the girls she has been a full-time mother, in between renovating her previous house and then putting an extension on her Mother’s house!


Profile picClara Barker – Membership Secretary

Clara was born and raised in the south of the island and earned her BSc(Hons) in psychology at Bolton University.  She returned to the Island 7 years after graduating with a renewed appreciation for and a strong desire to help protect the beautiful Manx countryside.  Clara divides her time between her day job of fighting financial crime for an international bank and her ‘real’ job as a singer / songrwriter.   She has released two full length studio albums – Indigo (2010) and Fine Art & The Breslins (2014).

Midge Thorne-Cringle – Founder Member





Lawrence Rea – 





Ben Brooker – Arborist.  To visit his website, click here