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.

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.

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.

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.

C. J. N. Greensmith

After 20 years as a solicitor Chris decided to change direction and has just completed a degree in Ecology and Environmental Science at the University of Worcester. His property and trust law background, enhanced by knowledge obtained during recent studies, will be of benefit to the Trust.

He is a keen nature lover with a particular passion for otters. When he can he join the Trust’s roving volunteers. He is the Volunteer Reserve Warden for the Trust’s recently acquired Hardwick Green floodplain meadow reserve, a site with new and exciting educational and public interaction opportunities.