Teresa Dent CBE

Teresa Dent CBE

2024

Teresa has been Chief Executive of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) since 2001. In this role, she has been able to combine her practical and business experience of farming and land management with the conservation prescriptions and policy produced by GWCT’s scientists. Teresa is a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, was a board member of Natural England and was awarded a CBE for services to wildlife conservation in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Teresa believes in practical, pragmatic conservation that finds space for wildlife alongside economic land uses. She works with a number of farmer groups operating at a landscape-scale to improve wildlife conservation, and helped set up the only farmer-led Nature Improvement Area in 2012. Teresa founded Environmental Farmers Group alongside the founding farmers and has been critical to its growth and the development of farmer-led catchment conservation plans.