Annual General Meeting 2020
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, our 2020 Annual General Meeting was held online for the first time this year.
It was be held on Wednesday 14th October at 7pm and we were joined by guest speaker, Wildlife Trusts CEO Craig Bennett who outlined his ambitious vision for the future of nature.
Thank you to all who attended.
We are delighted to welcome three new trustees to our board this year.
Please read a short profile for Malcolm Monie, Lizzie Hulton-Harrop and Stephen Marsh below.
Current Trustee Adrian Platt is stepping down from his role and we thank him for his hard work and support during his time on the council. Kate Mayne has been re-elected following her first 4-year term and has agreed to stand for her second term. We sadly lost Treasurer, Alan Salt this year, Alan was a long term supporter of Shropshire Wildlife Trust and will missed by everyone associated with the Trust.
Lizzie moved back to Shropshire at the beginning of 2018 to help out with the management of her family’s farm in South Shropshire. Since moving home, Lizzie has become involved with a number of local projects and is one of the founding members of the Middle Marches Community Land Trust. Her passion for charities led her to complete an MA in Charity Management in 2015 and she now enjoys working with a number of charities as a website freelancer.
Malcolm's career included many years as Head of Science and Biology at The Maelor School near Wrexham. He has been Chair of Whitchurch Branch since its formation in 1986 for all but 18 months and coordinator of the Whitchurch Water Vole Project. He is also involved as a work party volunteer. which have enabled him to contribute to discussions from the branch perspective during his previous spell as a Trustee. Malcolm is a founder member and Treasurer of Shropshire Mammal Group, also Chair on two occasions. Other activities include Whitchurch Walkers and the St Alkmund’s Church Bell Ringers.
Steve was brought up on a mixed farm in Shropshire. He studied agriculture at university and initially worked for ADAS, advising farmers. He later qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a large accountancy practice. He has continued to use his accounting skills while working in a variety of roles since then.
Steve has a smallholding and enjoys the outdoors. Since December 2019 he has been a regular volunteer on Pontesbury Hill with the SWT. He has also recently been appointed a trustee of the Marches Energy Agency, a local charity which helps alleviate fuel poverty and increase energy efficiency in the Midlands area.