Our trustees

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust's patron is HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and its President, 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


  • Hugh Oliver-Bellasis FRAgS
  • Dr Anthony Hamilton


  • Simon Chantler
  • Anthony Daniell
  • James Duckworth-Chad
  • Rebecca Shelley
  • Emma Weir
  • Nick Williams OBE
  • Lara Jukes
  • Richard Compton
  • Rt. Hon. Richard Benyon, MP
  • Jeremy Finnis
  • Andrew Salvesen OBE

Ex-officio trustees

  • Stephen Morant (2018-)
  • Hugh Oliver-Bellasis FRAgS (2018-)
  • The Marquess of Downshire (2016-)
  • David Mayhew CBE (2015-)
  • David Noble OBE DL (2018-)
  • Nick Williams OBE (2018-)
  • John Shields (2018-)

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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