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Our Staff Team

Mark Cridge

Mark Cridge

Mark was appointed Executive Director of the National Park City Foundation and London National Park City  in June 2022.

Previously Chief Executive of the civic technology charity mySociety for 7 years, Mark has enjoyed a diverse 25-year career in digital technology including stints as COO at design consultancy BERG, as a senior advisor at political campaigners Blue State Digital in London, and served on the national executive of the Green Party of England & Wales for five years.

Originally studying Architecture at Strathclyde University, he got his commercial start in 1996 working for a small web design agency in Birmingham before setting up glue London, the UK’s first digital advertising agency in 1999, going on to become global managing director of Isobar, following glue’s acquisition in 2005.

Ed Santry

Ed Santry

Ed is a Ranger Programme Manager for London National Park City. He has a background in biodiversity conservation, science communication and community volunteering having worked for organisations including the Marine Conservation Society, Bat Conservation Trust and Natural History Museum.

Ed has a particular interest in community-led conservation and mainstreaming biodiversity conservation within policy. With significant personal experience in volunteering, Ed is committed to supporting volunteers as well as demonstrating the invaluable role they play in making our world a better place for nature.

Lou Rutherford

Lou Rutherford

Our Partnerships Manager for National Park City. Lou is a born-and-bred Londoner who has been lucky enough to get hands-on in many way in this city. From building cob ovens in community gardens, installing living walls on buildings to playing football with friends – he loves getting out and about and building community together. He’s particularly passionate about nature around waterways as he cruises around London in his canal boat home.

Lou joined from the former highly regarded Participatory City project, Everyone Everyday, in Barking & Dagenham.

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