Trust AGM CREDIT: Steve Bloomfield
The Trust is governed by a Council, the members of which are elected by the general membership at the Annual General Meeting to serve as Trustees for a three-year term.
Our Trustees are the most senior of more than 370 volunteers regularly contributing time and expertise to the Trust's work. Without volunteer input the Trust could not continue to deliver conservation action across Worcestershire.
Key Responsibilities: Overall responsibility for the governance, organisation and financial strength of the Trust.
Graham first served on the Trust council in 1980 and has been involved in a range of voluntary work with the Trust ever since. He followed an academic career as an Ornithologist based at the University of Birmingham. His research has focused on the sensory worlds of birds particularly with reference to the ways in which birds find their food.
On retirement in 2010 he became Emeritus Professor and continues some academic activity. He edits the journal Bird Study on behalf of the British Trust for Ornithology and is Vice-President of the British Ornithologist’s Union and Council member of the European Ornithologists’ Union. He took up the post of Chair of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust in October 2011.
Key responsibilities: Ensuring that the Trust meets all relevant legal requirements, uses proper administrative procedures and makes proper use of its resources.
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.
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 has recently been elected to Pershore Town Council.
Key Responsibilities: Acting as lead trustee in respect of the financial affairs of the Trust and providing advice and support to the Trustees and staff.
A retired Financial Director, Roger acts as treasurer or advisor to several charities and voluntary organisations. He has been a member of the Trust for over 30 years and was elected to Council in 2009. Having taken up cattle farming in retirement, he is particularly interested in the agricultural aspects of nature conservation.
Other Council Members
Linda Butler, Tessa Carrick, Harry Green, John Holder, Peter Holmes, John Lashley, Mervyn Needham, Roger Pannell, Bert Reid, Geoff Trevis, Sandra Young.