26 January 2018

GWCT Scotland unveil new chairman

David Noble, who was Director of the GWCT Scottish Game Fair from 2011 to 2016, is the new Scottish Chairman of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).

He starts in post from January 2018, bringing with him a wealth of Scottish charity experience. David is a former regimental trustee of the Black Watch; a former trustee and chairman, Poppyscotland; and a member of the Board of Trustees, The MacRobert Trust.

David NobleHe says: “I am very pleased to be re-engaging with GWCT at a time when there are many challenges and opportunities for game and wildlife in Scotland. I am particularly interested in improving the understanding of younger generations of these issues as well as giving my support to the many events that the Trust organises for its members, Government and agencies and the wider public. I hope that my priorities as chairman will fit well with those of my predecessor, Andrew Salvesen, who chaired GWCT activity in Scotland over the last four years."

Adam Smith, GWCT Director Scotland, says: “I look forward immensely to working with David, as do the rest of our team in Scotland and our regional network. David already has a significant understanding of who we are and what we do from his work as Director of the GWCT Scottish Game Fair, and it is good to have him back particularly as this year that event celebrates its 30th anniversary.

“Our thanks go to Andrew Salvesen for all the time, work and effort that he has given us. Andrew will stay involved with GWCT on a number of key committees, and continue his particular interest in the Trust’s Scottish Demonstration Farm at Auchnerran on Deeside.”

Notes to editors

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is an independent wildlife conservation charity which carries out scientific research into Britain’s game and wildlife. We advise farmers and landowners on improving wildlife habitats. We employ 22 post-doctoral scientists and 50 other research staff with expertise in areas such as birds, insects, mammals, farming, fish and statistics. We undertake our own research as well as projects funded by contract and grant-aid from Government and private bodies. The Trust is also responsible for a number of Government Biodiversity Action Plan species and is lead partner for grey partridge and joint lead partner for brown hare and black grouse.

For information, contact:

Playfair Walker
Telephone: 0131 445 5570
Email: richard@playfairwalker.com

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