Earl of Wemyss and March
|Francis Rundall||Francis Rundall lives near Chipping Campden and practised as a solicitor in Cheltenham for 30 years. In return for the pleasure he has had in living in and observing the scenery and wildlife of Gloucetershire, he now wants to try to contribute to the conservation work of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.|
|Mark works for the Planning Inspectorate where he has responsibility for the administration of national infrastructure, other major applications and also local plans. He has a lifelong interest in the natural environment and over 20 years experience in non-governmental organisations, local government and central government. He has previously been Head of Planning at both the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the Environment Agency. Mark was a member of the Lawton Review of England’s Wildlife Sites and Ecological Networks for the Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs lead (2010). He lives near Stroud with his wife and two children.|
Charles is involved in running Berkeley Castle and Estate. He works alongside the Estate Director in managing over 6,000 acres of primarily beef and dairy tenant farms.
His previous work included farming on sheep and cattle stations in Australia and working in the art world in London for 5 years.
Charles is passionate about the Severn Vale and the Cotswolds, having grown up in this diverse and wonderful landscape and is keen to have an input in to preserving and conserving our wonderful county, Gloucestershire.
Ian is a third generation farmer on a Cotswold Hill family farm where the emphasis has changed from managing production to managing habitats for wildlife in a farmed environment. There are now extensive wild-flower meadows that are grazed by an Organic Pedigree herd of Hereford cows and calves which end up as deeply flavoured Pasture-Fed Beef sold from the farm. The arable ground has habitats suitable for bird nesting, summer food (insects) and winter food (seeds) and much more. His real passion is wildlife photography and sharing wildlife experiences with others.
Sue is currently a partner (and head of the tax department) of a boutique media law firm based in Cheltenham and London (Wiggin LLP). Internationally recognised as a leader in corporate tax, Sue advises on all aspects. She has had a lengthy career in the City at large commercial law firms. This has given her considerable experience of the business world. Whilst she specialises in corporate tax, she has a broad understanding of most legal issues which arise in the business world. Sue and her family moved to Gloucestershire in 2005 and live in a renovated farm house in the Painswick valley. Her interests include gardening, exercise and music.
Mark has been the Chief Executive of Gloucestershire Gateway Trust since it was launched 8 years ago. The trust has turned their vision for a motorway services on the M5 committed to social and environmental objects into the successful reality that is now Gloucester Services.
Mark has pioneered a range of business models outside of the mainstream including community and workers co-ops through his role for 8 years as chairperson of Co-operative Futures and by helping to create social enterprises such as the Furniture Recycling Project, Fair Shares Community Timebanks, Community Foster Care and a number of community cafes and shops in Gloucestershire.
For the last 35 years Mark has worked on urban and rural social housing estates throughout Gloucestershire seeking to empower local residents and their organisations to influence and manage local services and positively change the balance of power between communities and public and private bodies.
Mark is an honorary fellow of the University of Gloucestershire and former UK Social Entrepreneur of the Year. He lives with his family in Cheltenham and is a lover of local football in his spare time.
Anne is an academic at the University of Gloucestershire, where she teaches and researches all aspects of wildlife ecology and conservation. She is course leader for the MSc Applied Ecology programme and contributes to undergraduate teaching on the Biology, Animal Biology, and Ecology and Environmental Science degrees.
Having lived in Gloucestershire for over 20 years, Anne likes nothing more than exploring its flora and fauna, usually armed with both binoculars and camera.
|Tim Guest||Tim is Chairman of the UK Real Estate team at UBS Investment Bank. His work entails advising UK property companies on a range of matters including fundraising (in the debt and equity markets), disposals, mergers and acquisitions and strategic advice. Before joining the bank in 1987 he worked as a corporate finance executive at Morgan Grenfell (now part of Deutsche Bank). His enthusiasm for wildlife started at a very early age and he is interested in and reasonably knowledgeable about most forms of wildlife and has a great love for the UK, particularly Gloucestershire, countryside. He lives in Southrop, on the Eastern edge of Gloucestershire, and has a wife, son and daughter.|
|Andrew Kerr||Andrew is working for the European Eel's return to abundance and for it's sustainable use. He is a former Chairman of both Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and the South West Wildlife Trust. His background includes soldiering and management consultancy.|
Hazel has had a love of nature since her childhood, growing up in a small village in the Kings Forest, Suffolk. With a professional background in public health and community development for 30 years, she is a firm believer in the importance of the natural environment to promoting people's physical and emotional health and wellbeing. Hazel has lived in Horsley, near Stroud, for 28 years and continues to enjoy walking locally and further afield. She has been a Trustee of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust since 2013.
David retired in 2008 as the Director of GCHQ, where he spent almost all his career. Since then he has had a range of non-executiove roles, including two years working with Gloucestershire County Council. His personal interests include walking, music, opera, family history, science (he was once a physicist) and natural history.
David and his wife have lived in Cheltenham since 1972, and they have developed a strong affection for the county and its countryside. They have been members of GWT for some years. David believes he can combine his professional experience and personal interests to help advance GWT's work.
Cassandra spent 25 years working for WWF on marine and wetland conservation worldwide. For 10 years she was based at Slimbridge with Sir Peter Scott, working through environmental treaties trying to get whaling under control and ensuring the protection of Antarctica.. She lived in a small village in north Gloucestershire for 23 years, and now lives in Cheltenham but escapes to walk in the countryside as often as possible.
|Mike Smart||Mike has been a birdwatcher since joining Gloucestershire Naturalists’ Society in 1952, especially in Tunisia and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Coombe Hill and Ashleworth nature reserves. He worked 25 years for Ramsar Wetland Convention, first Slimbridge, then at IUCN in Switzerland. His heroes are: Mozart, Bach, Haydn, Schubert, Kafka, Jane Austen.|