Margaret Clark CBE is Chair of the Plunkett Foundation.  She also chairs the Hastoe Housing Group, the leading specialist provider of rural affordable housing in England.  She is a member of the CPRE's Policy Committee and Pub Is The Hub's western hub.  She is a former Director and Deputy Chief Executive of the Commission for Rural Communities and Countryside Agency and former Rural Adviser to Business in the Community, with particular responsibility for HRH The Prince of Wales's Affordable Rural Housing Initiative.

She was the UK representative and, for seven years, chair of the OECD's international working party on territorial policy in rural areas.  Previous memberships include: Carnegie UK Trust Rural Committee; BBC Rural Affairs Advisory Committee; Independent Policy Commission on Primary School Organisation in Shropshire; and more recently Chair of the Somerset, Devon and Dorset Community Land Trust Project. She lives in Dorset. Margaret joined Plunkett’s Board in February 2013 and became Chair in July 2013.