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Meet the team

John Marriott


Before I retired I used to be a Chartered Civil Engineer with a career embracing transport and planning and I am concerned about the lack of integration between the two. I have visited many parts of the UK and I am constantly amazed at its hugely varied and enjoyable countryside and am keen to help ensure it is not wasted. We must reduce our adverse impact on the countryside to help the environment and tackle Climate Change.

Rita Bullivant


I was born in Leicester and grew up in the city centre. My primary school teacher to whom I shall be eternally grateful introduced all of us to the countryside and I have been passionate about the countryside around us and how precious it is. I recently became a trustee so I could help and do more to help the cause. I am a full-time working mum with 2 young girls, a dog, cat & plenty of fish – in the pond….

Rahoul Naik - Trustee

Rahoul Naik


Born and raised in Leicester, Rahoul studied Business Management at Lancaster University. He has previously represented Leicester in the UK Youth Parliament and continues to actively engage with a number of NGOs and charities.

Currently, Rahoul runs a digital marketing agency and escapes to the Leicestershire countryside frequently with family and friends. His motivation to join the Board of Trustees stems from wanting to help protect Leicestershire’s beauty and create a better future for the county.

Martin Cooper


Having grown up in Charnwood and Melton, Martin explored lots of Leicestershire before moving to the South West in 2015.  Having completed his degree in Conservation Biology at Plymouth University, trained as a bird ringer with the BTO and held a variety of environmental based roles, Martin returned to Leicestershire in 2022.

Martin said “I applied to join the CPRE as a trustee as I know how important it is for everyone to experience and enjoy connecting with nature and the natural environment.  Seeing how much my home county had changed during my time away and having learnt about the global biodiversity crisis in my degree, made getting involved an obvious choice”.

Priyanka Jeswani

Priyanka’s appeal to join the board of trustees is deeply rooted in the desire to make a positive impact by protecting and nurturing the local environment.

As a finance expert, she is committed to ensuring that CPRE Leicestershire’s financial health remains robust.  She will diligently monitor all income and expenditure, providing transparent and comprehensive financial reports to the Trustees to make it simpler.

Jill Prior

Jill Prior
Committee Administrator

A retired Executive Assistant who joined CPRE Leicestershire in 2018 to become part of the team. Jill lives in Burbage and believes the countryside should be protected as it is beautiful and enjoyable, be it on a lovely warm sunny day or when there is a frost lying over the fields making them look magical.