Environmental adviser, Wales
Meet the man who makes the National Trust's properties greener, advising on environmental matters across our 250,000 hectares of land.
A change of career to pursue childhood ambitions to be a Trust warden has brought Keith Jones to his current role, advising on environmental matters across our 250,000 hectares of land.
Keith’s time with us began in 2000, as he’d dreamt, as a ranger on Snowdon and progressing to countryside manager for Snowdonia. His ever-enquiring mind then took him on a new path to get involved in renewable energy and sustainability. Keith’s work with us now wins awards as he applies expertise that spans hydro energy, biomass, photovoltaics, heat pumps, community energy and land management.
Described by the media as ‘the man who's making the National Trust's properties greener’ he has appeared on national TV and radio, in programmes ranging from farming to current affairs. And he’s been a familiar voice as BBC Radio Cymru’s environmental expert since 2000.
Over the years he’s enjoyed a wide variety of experiences: 'I’ve run a 1,600 hectare farm, built a lobster processing factory, bought a bull and worked in a castle. I used to rally cars but now seek out quieter habitats - my favourite Trust spot is Uwchmynydd at the tip of Llyn. It's a ‘place where your soul can rest’.'