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.


  • Ian Coghill


  • Hugh Oliver-Bellasis FRAgS
  • The Honourable Philip Astor
  • Dr Anthony Hamilton


  • John Shields
  • Lara Jukes
  • Richard Compton
  • Richard Benyon MP
  • Sir Max Hastings FRSL FRHist.S DL
  • Jonathan Wildgoose
  • Simon Chantler
  • Anthony Daniell
  • James Duckworth-Chad
  • Rebecca Shelley
  • Emma Weir
  • Nick Williams OBE
  • Stephen Morant

Ex-officio trustees

  • The Marquess of Downshire (2016-)
  • Sir Jim Paice (2015-)
  • David Mayhew CBE (2015-)
  • Andrew Salvesen OBE (2013-)

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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