The Fifty Ninth Annual General Meeting of the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust Limited was held on Saturday 26th November 2022 at 12 noon at St Andrew’s Church, Long Street, Devizes SN10 1NJ and broadcast live via YouTube.

Agenda

  1. Welcome and apologies by the Chair Mr Mark Street

  2. Adoption of the Minutes of the Fifty Eighth Annual General Meeting held on 18th September 2021. This is proposed by Charlie Fattorini and seconded by Sylvia Wyatt. The Chair will declare the votes as cast by members by post.

  3. Matters Arising: None identified

  4. Presentation of Annual Report and adoption of the Annual Report and Accounts. The Chair will present brief highlights of the year’s activities as well as future plans. The adoption of the Annual Report and Accounts is proposed by Mark Street and seconded by Cora Pfarre. The Chair will declare the votes as cast by members by post.
  1. Appointment of Monahans as auditors and authorisation of the Trustees to fix their remuneration. This is proposed by Peter Luck and seconded by Matt Jolley. The Chair will declare the votes as cast by members by post.
  1. Election of Officers.

    Members are asked to re-elect Peter Luck to serve for a second three year term on Council. This is proposed by Charlie Fattorini and seconded by Sylvia Wyatt. The Chair will declare the votes as cast by members by post.

    Members are also asked to re-elect Julian Barlow to serve for a second three year term on Council.   This is proposed by Matt Jolley and seconded by Charlie Fattorini. The Chair will declare the votes as cast by members by post.

    New Trustees:  Nominations have been received for election as Trustees from:

    Fiona Goff

    Fiona Goff is Head of Impact and Outcomes at the Natural Environment Research Council, which is part of UK Research and Innovation. She spends her time developing evidence to show how environmental science makes a difference to the UK economy, our lives and the environment. Amongst other things this helps UKRI to make the case for funding for environmental science, and to engage the public. Prior to her 16 years at NERC Fiona worked as an ecological consultant and for conservation charities World Wide Fund for Nature and Fauna and Flora International.

    Fiona’s love of nature began with a childhood spent climbing trees and exploring the wonders of nature. She has a degree in Biology and a Masters in Environmental Management. She is a long-term member and admirer of the Trust, a member of the Personnel Committee and a regular visitor to the reserves around Swindon where she lives. She is married with two young daughters.

    Fiona’s election is proposed by Mark Street and seconded by Cora Pfrarre. The Chair will declare the votes as cast by members by post.

    Tim Gilson

    Tim Gilson is Chief Executive Officer of The Athelstan Trust, a Trust of 5 secondary schools in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire, he was Headteacher of Malmesbury School for 12 years and previously taught in London and Kenya. He is a geography teacher with a love of the natural world. Tim is a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching, he has an MA from the University of London and is currently completing a doctorate with the University of Reading. Tim moved to Wiltshire in 2001 and lives in Chippenham.

    Tim has been a member of the Care Farm Advisory Group for two years having seen the vital work they do supporting vulnerable students from Malmesbury School and many others. Tim is also on the Sustainability, Education and Wellbeing Committee.

    This is proposed by Matt Jolley and seconded by Peter Luck. The Chair will declare the votes as cast by members by post.
  1. Any Other Business