Our trustees

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust's president is the Marquess of Salisbury. The Board of Trustees has overall responsibility for the Trust and provides us with a breadth of experience and expertise in the countryside and wildlife conservation.


  • The Rt. Hon., Sir Jim Paice DL, FRAgS


  • John Shields
  • The Marquess of Downshire


  • Bertie Hoskyns-Abrahall
  • The Earl of Carnarvon
  • Claire Zambuni
  • Jeremy Young
  • Anthony Daniell
  • JPG Finnis, DL
  • Bernard Taylor CBE, DL FRSC
  • Jules Gibbs
  • Preben Prebensen
  • The Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Goodwill MP
  • P Misselbrook
  • Andrew Salvesen OBE, DL
  • BJ Taylor CBE, DL
  • ORM Williams

Ex-officio trustees

  • Stephen Morant (2018-)
  • David Mayhew CBE (2015-)
  • David Noble OBE DL (2018-)
  • Stephen Catlin (2019-)

Trustees meet three times a year and delegate some issues to a number of committees, including finance, investment and risk management; membership and marketing; and research steering.

Trustees usually serve a four-year term.

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