I have lived in the Malvern area since completing my PhD in solid state physics at Exeter University in 1978. I enjoy regularly walking on the Malvern Hills and have noted the rising popularity of the Hills over the years and the increasingly vital work of the Conservators /Malvern Hills Trust in maintaining the openness of the Malverns. Once I had retired from work in the Spring of 2015, I joined the MHT conservation volunteers and have been a regular attendee at the Friday and Saturday sessions ever since. I am also volunteer Ranger with the National Trust at Brockhampton Estate (Herefordshire countryside).
I became one of the elected representatives for the Colwall parish in the November 2015 board / trustee elections and was re-elected in the 2019 elections. As a Board member, I have taken an active role in formulating the strategic direction of the MHC with a particular interest in achieving a balance between open access for all, maintenance of the landscape and wildlife conservation. I have been vice – chair of the Land Management Committee for the past two years, and am an active member of the Working group tasked with taking forward the necessary changes to the Governance arrangements for the MHT.
I bring technical skills in strategic planning, direction and execution, project organisation, planning and management, financial management and modern computing / Information technology as well as “hands-on” landscape conservation.