Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust moving from strength to strength

Thursday 17th September 2015

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The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust AGM took place on Thursday 10th September 2015 where a number of matters were raised and voted on by those in attendance; for many, the most interesting of these was the proposed change to Article 40 of the Articles of Association, the Trust’s governing document.

To date the Articles of Association have stipulated that “Trustees shall be resident on the Isles of Scilly” but it was felt that for the Trust to continue to develop, and our large percentage of Mainland Members to be represented, a slight change to this Article could be beneficial.

Consequently it was put to the vote that the Article’s wording be amended to say “a maximum of two Trustees may reside on the Mainland;” this amendment was passed unanimously, with one member abstaining from the vote.

Following on from this the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust are delighted to announce that two Mainland Residents were elected to the Board of Trustees; Rosemary Teverson and Tony Richardson. They both have a wealth of experience and a deep love of the Islands and we are sure that they will be an excellent addition to our Board.

Tony Richardson has recently retired as the RSPB’s Regional Director for South West England and when asked about his recent election Tony shared that he is “delighted to have been elected a Trustee of the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust at the recent AGM. Over the years I have visited these wonderful islands for both professional and personal reasons, but always with pleasure and I look forward to making my contribution to the Trust and its vital work in the future.”

Rosemary Teverson is currently a Farm Advisor for the Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group SouthWest (FWAGSW) and previously worked as a Project Manager at Tamar Valley AONB. Rosemary shared that she is “very pleased to be taking up the post of Trustee for the IOSWT following the recent AGM. The Trust has a bright future with its dedicated band of staff and trustees, and I am looking forward to learning more about the islands and making a contribution as the Trust moves forward.”

Additionally local residents Ken Christopher (St Mary’s) and Tim Allsop (St Martin’s) were re-elected as Trustees and Amanda Pender (Bryher) and Barry Archer (St Mary’s) were elected as new Trustees; they join Sabine Schraudolph (St Mary’s), Steve Manning (St Mary’s) and Zoe Julian (St Martin’s) with Penny Rogers (St Mary’s) standing down, after many years of supporting the Trust.

Following on from this Andrew Cooper and Dr. Rob Lambert were re-elected as Vice Presidents of the Trust.

Highlights - YearBook 2014/15Our Trustees provide strategic direction for the Trust; with these elections 9 out of the 10 Trustee positions are now filled, which is a significant increase from the 6 Trustees prior to the AGM. For such a small Trust we are incredibly lucky to have such a huge amount of experience (both locally, nationally and globally) and passion from our Trustees and Vice Presidents and we are sure that they will support the Trust in continuing to move from strength to strength.  (For more information about our Vice Presidents and Trustees take a look at our "Who We Are" section on the website.)

  • Interested in becoming a member and find out more about the work of the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust have a look at the “Get Involved” section of our website.
  • For highlights of the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trusts main achievements during 2014/15 take a look at our YearBook by following the link below!
     

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