Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board is a hand picked team of highly experienced professionals. They support us in a collaborative way to increase the scope and impact of our work. These experts kindly volunteer their time to Remembering Our Roots CIC and we are especially grateful. Below you can read about the advisors who support and challenge us to bring out the best in what we offer.

Chris Hines
MBE Hon.D.Sc.

Chris Hines

Abbie Orton
Scrum Master and Master Black belt

Abbie Orton

lynette-rentoul
BSc; MSc; D. Clin. Psych; consultant Clinical Psychologist; Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Dr. Lynette Rentoul

john-boe
Bushcraft Expert & Veteran's ambassador for Supporting Wounded Veterans

John Boe

Debbie Mullis
Cornwall CASSPLUS Co-ordinator

Debbie Mullis

MBE Hon.D.Sc.

Chris Hines

Chris has been working and campaigning for the environment for 30 years and revels in inspiring positive change.

He was a Co-founder and then Director of Surfers Against Sewage from 1990 till 2000. Regarded as “some of the Government’s most sophisticated environmental critics” by the BBC and “Britain’s coolest pressure group.” By the Independent, the SAS helped deliver massive environmental improvements. Chris was then Sustainability Director at the Eden Project for 5 years. This included conceiving and delivering “Waste Neutral”, an early version of the circular economy and helping embed the triple bottom line of sustainable business practice throughout the organisation. He’s given evidence to the UK parliament, the Monopolies and Mergers Commission, the European Commission, briefed the President of the European Parliament, been a special advisor to the Minister for the Environment and appeared on a wide range of media from BBC World Service and Panorama to CNN.

In 2008 he was awarded an MBE for “services to the environment” in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Plymouth. Surfers Path Inaugural Green Wave Award winner (a global award).

Has given presentations to a wide range of groups and organisations from BMW Guggenheim Future Lab to the Dutch Tax Office, Bombay Sapphire, Lonely Planet, the National Grid and the Global Surf Cities Conference and International Schools in the Hague and Geneva.

He now aims to deliver positive change by working with clients with a shared vision, including sitting on the BBC’s Sustainability Advisory Group.

Chris works on strategic planning, communications, leadership and embedding sustainability principles as part of a profitable business, and strongly believes that business can be a force for good in a challenging world.

Oh and he still gets plenty of surfing in!

Email:chris@agos.co

Telephone:01209 891 072

Mobile:07850 561 171

Website:http://www.agos.co

Scrum Master and Master Black belt

Abbie Orton

Abbie Orton ia a company director of ARW Orton LTD. Abbie is an Experienced Programme / Project Manager consultant, with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry for the last 17 years. She’s has covered many Private and Public sectors companies including Education and the Water industry.

Abbie is a qualified Prince 2 Practitioner, holding the ITIL 3.0 qualification, and an can cover Agile or waterfall methodologies. Abbie prides herself in being an award winning Scrum Master and Master Black belt in Lean Six Sigma. Abbie also offers consultancy to businesses that need help designing and delivering IT programmes and projects as she is a  professional with accredited reputation and loves a challenge. Abbie is highly Skilled in many areas but specialises in Business Intelligence, Cyber Security, Business Process Improvement, Business Transitional Change, Azure Data Warehouse implementation (on prem and cloud). She has completed 7 successful Office 365 Implementations, two CRM Implementations, and designed and built the Network Infrastructure Lan/ Wan for a multimillion pound state of the art Museum and art galleries.

In her spare time you will find Abbie outside away from my computer /office on the Ocean paddleboarding (she is a GBSUP race competitor) or walking along the Purbecks.

Abbie believes in making a difference in every aspect of her life and so tries to give back to the community wherever she can. Abbie was a member of the Dartmoor Search and Rescue team Plymouth for 5 years and also is a qualified sports injuries therapist. So you might have seen her scaling mountains, carrying out river / flood rescues or even on the Rugby field ( Abbie was associated to Plymouth Arguam Rugby club for 9 years) patching the players up to get them back up and scoring those tries.

Abbie’s motto is: take a break every so often away from the hustle and bustle of work, smile and be out in the fresh air. She takes this very seriously and so takes in all the amazing views and experiences she has outside and turns that into the energy she needs to perform to the best of her ability as it gives her back the wow factor for when she is back to work.

BSc; MSc; D. Clin. Psych; consultant Clinical Psychologist; Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Dr. Lynette Rentoul

Dr Lynette Rentoul is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, who has worked within the University Sector and Children’s Mental Health services for over 40 years. She began work as University lecturer in Kings College London, then after qualifying as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist she began working in the NHS –firstly at the Cassell Hospital with adults with personality disorders, and then with children. She headed up a large CAMH psychology service in Barnet in north London for a number of years, where she developed a wide range of community services for under fives, as well as the full range of CAMH services.

She has worked in the UK, USA and Iran supporting children’s mental health services, and post disaster services. This work took her to New York in the wake of the terrorist attack on 9/11, where she worked as the Director of Children’s Services, and to Iran following the Bam earthquake. She was a member of the national working group advising the government and developing national guidelines for responding to the psychological impact of terrorism and other disasters. She has advised the British Government and British Psychological Society on post disaster responding in support of children’s mental health. Most recently, she led the Cornwall children in care psychology service. This included working with parents, carers and children who were subject to child protection planning, children in foster care and adoptive families. To support her understanding of the importance of attachment in child development and developmental psychopathology she has attended a number of national and international trainings, including: with John Bowlby, Pat Crittenden, Dan Hughes, Colwyn Trevarthen, Kim Golding and Kate Cairns.

Currently, she is the clinical advisor for CAMHS transformation, Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group, supporting the local Transformation Plan for children’s mental health services –‘Turning the Tide’.

Bushcraft Expert & Veteran's ambassador for Supporting Wounded Veterans

John Boe

Founder and owner of Wildway Bushcraft, John’s love for the outdoors started at an early age. Raised in a military family John was always outside in local woods building dens and making traps.

He attended his first survival course whilst in the Scouts at the age of 12 and has not looked back since. John joined the forces at 18 and has been lucky enough to be part of expeditions in the Austrian Alps, the Kuwaiti desert, Norway and the Highlands of Scotland allowing him to test his Bushcraft and Survival skills in a variety of environments.

John left the forces in 2008 and settled in Dorset with his young family. He continued his Bushcraft and Survival studies in the civilian world. John holds the NCFE Level 4 Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness living skills qualification NCFE Level 3 in Extreme Survival, NCFE Level 3 in Foraging, NCFE Level 3 in Primitive Crafts and NCFE Level 3 in Tracking. As well as this John is also a British Canoe Union (BCU) 4 Star Canoe Leader and Paddlesport Coach. John passes on his Bushcraft and Survival skills in a fun and relaxed manner, believing Bushcraft and Survival skills are two sides of the same coin, John has a real passion for teaching practical and adaptable Bushcraft skills and takes genuine pleasure in his teaching.

When not teaching you will find him leading groups in many outdoor adventure activities and just generally spending time outside with his family and dogs in Dorset.

Cornwall CASSPLUS Co-ordinator

Debbie Mullis

Debbie Mullis is the Cornwall CASSPLUS Co-ordinator. Debbie has worked for CASS+ for 16 years in both Bodmin and Truro Courts.

CASS+ work closely with Remembering Our Roots CIC in their important work support in Victims of Crime, and also work with offenders and their families when appearing at court, signposting them to agencies as and when they need help with any issues they have.

Cass+ give advice and support from court settings without judgement, but with respect and fairness to vulnerable people who are at risk or have been processed through the criminal justice system. We are particularly experienced in helping when people are not been eligible for legal aid. Since 2016 Cass+ has been coordinating the Victim Care work in Cornwall on behalf on the Safer, Stronger Consortium and were awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2017. Cass+ support around 150 people each month.