WOS Council Trustees

The Society has no paid staff and is managed by its volunteer trustees, elected for terms of five years by members at the Annual General Meeting. Council usually meets three times each year and minutes are vaulted in our Business Archive once they have been approved.  For full details of how Council works, see the Constitution.

President

Iolo Williams was elected President in 2009, succeeding David Saunders OBE. Iolo is a well known radio and tv presenter, who has done much to raise

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Chair

Anne Brenchley was elected as Chair of WOS in 2020, having served on Council previously. She began birdwatching in Kent at the age of five

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Secretary

Clare Ryland was elected as a trustee at the 2020 AGM and has taken over the role of WOS Secretary. Originally from Swansea she moved

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Treasurer

Steve Sutcliffe was was elected as Treasurer in 2016 (term ends in 2021). He has lived in Pembrokeshire for most of his life and has a

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Other Council Trustees

Carlton Parry

Carlton Parry was re-elected as a trustee at the 2017 AGM (term ends 2022), having served on Council previously. Growing up on the Welsh border,

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Giles Pepler

Giles was elected a trustee at the 2015 AGM and re-elected for a second five year term in 2020. A BTO member for more than

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Rhion Pritchard

Rhion Pritchard has been a trustee since 2015 and was re-elected for a second term in 2020. He is the county recorder for Caernarfonshire, was

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Danielle Rouse

Danielle was co-opted on to the Council in 2017 and elected a a Trustee in 2018 (term ends 2023). Dan is a wildlife presenter, author

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Jez Smith

Jez Smith was elected as a WOS trustee in 2019. He is a lecturer at the University of South Wales and a member of Cardiff

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Anthony Caravaggi

Anthony Caravaggi

Anthony Caravaggi is a Lecturer in Conservation Biology at the University of South Wales and was elected as a trustee at the AGM in 2020.

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Mike Shewring

Mike was elected as a trustee at the AGM in 2020. He is a professional ecologist/ ornithologist and a chartered ecologist (CEcol) and has worked

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Non-trustee representatives & Editor of Welsh Bird Report

Kelvin Jones

BTO Cymru representative Kelvin Jones attends WOS Council meetings as Development Officer for the BTO in Wales, and has been a major player on the Welsh birding

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Neil Lambert

RSPB Cymru representative Neil Lambert attends WOS Council meetings on behalf of RSPB Cymru. Neil started his RSPB career on the Mawddach in the early 1990s and

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