Other Trustees

Meet our other Trustees

R. J. Gillmor

Originally from London, Bob moved to Pershore in 1986 and joined the Trust in about 1990. He claims no skills as a naturalist or the artistic talents of his famous namesake but is interested in the rich variety of wildlife and habitats. A regular practical conservation volunteer and member of the local group committee, he was elected to Council in 2001 and has previously acted as Hon. Secretary.

After twenty years in purchasing, international transport and cargo insurance with a manufacturing company and running his own shipping business for ten years, Bob is currently self-employed as a driving instructor and, as well as being Honorary Treasurer of the Friends of Avon Meadows, he is the Mayor of Pershore.

J. D. Holder

John moved to Droitwich from the south east in 1989 as a result of a career move and is now happily settled in the Midlands. He worked in the food export industry in sales, marketing and logistics management, travelling overseas extensively in the early years of his career. He took early retirement in 1998 to pursue lifelong interests in conservation and wildlife and to undertake more leisure, travel and study including an H.N. Dip. Ornithology from Birmingham University in 2011. He is a life fellow of the RSPB and active member of BTO, undertaking various surveys. He is meetings organiser for the Droitwich Local Group while his practical conservation work focuses on Briar Hill Coppice and Droitwich Community Woodlands. He is a member of the West Midlands Garden Moth Survey Group.

Dr. P. R. Holmes

Peter moved to Malvern in 1992 when he became English Nature's Conservation Officer for Worcestershire. Over 13 years he was involved in many conservation projects, including the notification of 45 SSSIs, mostly hay meadows. He now works for Natural England as Team Leader for Gloucestershire, but remains actively involved in Worcestershire, especially through the Severn and Avon Wetlands Partnership which he chairs. His spare time is mostly involved with bird ringing at sites throughout Worcestershire, especially Castlemorton Common, Oakley Pool and a number of farms with winter finch and bunting flocks. He has a sideline in moths, and runs a moth trap most days in his garden.

R. M. L. Jackson

He has been a member of the Trust for over 30 years and was elected to Council in 2009. A retired Financial Director, Roger acts as treasurer or advisor to several charities and voluntary organisations and has previously been the Trust's Hon. Treasurer. Having taken up cattle farming in retirement, he is particularly interested in the agricultural aspects of nature conservation.

J. R. Lashley

A retired Operations Director from the waste management industry John has been a Trustee since 2010. He is a member of the Trust’s Enterprise Board and volunteer with the Lower Smite Farming Volunteers. His other interests include being a Trustee/Hon Sec with a local Village Charity and a Trustee/Board member with an Evesham based furniture re-use Charity.

Mrs. P. M. Morris

Poppy has lived in Worcestershire all her life and has had a very keen interest and involvement in nature conservation since a very early age. Starting her career with the Environment Agency, she then went on to work for English Nature and then Natural England for nearly 10 years. After leaving Natural England, Poppy became a committee member for the Worcester Local Group. She is also a Trustee for the Vale Landscape Heritage Trust and committee member for two other local organisations. She was co-opted to Trust Council in 2013.

G. H. Trevis

Geoff has been a Trust member for about 40 years. He worked as a medical biochemist but on retirement has been able to devote more time to conservation and natural history, developing a special interest in hymenoptera (bees, ants and wasps). In the past he has been a member and chairman of education and conservation committees and was the first reserve manager at Feckenham Wylde Moor. He has been Trust Hon. Secretary and represented the Trust on the Royal Society for Nature Conservation council (now RSWT) and served on its executive committee.

Geoff is chair of Worcestershire Biological Records Centre, chair of Worcestershire Recorders, and chair of Hymettus (a not for profit company undertaking research and practical conservation of invertebrates). More recently he has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Droitwich Waterways (Pamela May) Trust as advisor on environmental and wildlife matters and is working with them and the Canal and Rivers Trust to develop a new nature reserve near the Junction Canal. He has undertaken surveys of hymenoptera at a number of sites in the county. He is a Trust vice-president.

Miss. S. D. Young

Having worked in travel and education Sandra's main career was with the Civil Service, and she has recently taken early retirement after 16 years with Natural England, where she had many opportunities to learn about ecology and habitat management . She has been a committee member of Worcester Local Group for 12 years and Chair for 8 years. She also volunteers regularly at Trust events. A life-long devotee of the natural world, her wish is to support the Trust's vision of a county rich in wildlife. She joined Council in 2010.