WOS Council

Welsh Ornithological Society

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. The society’s  Constitution, together with approved minutes of Council, Annual General Meetings and financial statements can be viewed below. Council meets at least three times each year.

Iolo Williams was elected President in 2009, succeeding David Saunders OBE. Iolo is a well known radio and tv presenter,
Anne Brenchley was elected as Chair of WOS in 2020, having served on Council previously.She began birdwatching in Kent
Clare Ryland was elected as a trustee at the 2020 AGM and has taken over the role of WOS Secretary. Originally from
Huw Roberts was appointed as Treasurer in 2022. Although he lives in Lancashire he’s regularly to be found in Wales.
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
Alison Noble was co-opted as a Trustee in 2018 and subsequently elected at the 2018 AGM (term ends 2023) and is the WOS

Other Council Trustees

Emma-Louise Cole was co-opted as a WOS trustee in 2021. She moved to Swansea to read a BSc in Zoology in 2012 and has
Rhion Pritchard has been a trustee since 2015 and was re-elected for a second term in 2020. He is the county recorder
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
Daniel Jenkins-Jones was elected as a trustee at the AGM in 2020. Now living in Cardiff, he grew up in Carmarthen where
Anthony Caravaggi is a Lecturer in Conservation Biology at the University of South Wales and was elected as a trustee
Mike was elected as a trustee at the AGM in 2020. He is a professional ecologist/ ornithologist and a chartered

Non-trustee representatives

Kelvin Jones attends WOS Council meetings as Development Officer for the BTO in Wales, and has been a major
Neil Lambert attends WOS Council meetings on behalf of RSPB Cymru. Neil started his RSPB career on the Mawddach in the
Julian Hughes is editor of the Welsh Bird Report and has been a member of the editorial team for the new Birds of Wales
Steve Stansfield grew up in industrial Yorkshire and has spent his whole adult life working at Bird Observatories,


Minutes of Council Meetings

Minutes of Annual General Meetings

Annual Accounts

WOS Strategy for 2021-26