Our current Board of Trustees includes five members who are resident in the UK and three resident in the Falkland Islands. Please see below for details:
David served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force for 35 years, including as Commander British Forces Falkland Islands in 1988-89. Subsequently he ran a major Service charity for 12 years and headed several commercial firms. He has been a trustee of many national and local charities, specialising in financial management and governance issues.
A Falkland Islander. Formerly a career public servant, including holding elected offices in Legislative and Executive Councils. One time Trustee, later Chairman, of Falklands Conservation. Since 1999 Managing Director of the Byron Group, with interests in shipping, oil & gas, fishing, agriculture, and tourism. Owner of Weddell Island which neighbours New Island.
Currently Chair of Bird Life International Marine Programme. For 30 years to 2006 in charge of British Antarctic Survey research on birds and seals, mainly at South Georgia (and now Trustee of South Georgia Heritage Trust). Trustee (former Chair) of Falklands Conservation and formerly Trustee and Chair of Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
Cedric Delves served 39 years in the British Army. Introduced to the Rockhopper penguin on New Island in 2010, he became a trustee of the NI Conservation Trust shortly thereafter. Otherwise, he has served as the National President of BLESMA (The Limbless Veterans); the President of his Regimental Association; worked as a security consultant; and acted as a senior mentor to the [British] Field Army
JM has spent most of his life as a schoolmaster and been connected with the Falklands since 1968 when working at Darwin School, Goose Green. Commissioned into 4 King’s Own Royal Border, a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society for some years, founder of the Friends of the Border Regt. Museum, Carlisle, and on the committee for Cumbria Army Benevolent Fund. A keen artist.
Howard served for 34 years as a member of HM Diplomatic Service, including postings in South America, East Africa, Central Europe, the USA and the Mediterranean. His final post as Governor of the Falkland Islands and Commissioner for South Georgia left him with a fascination for remote places and their wildlife. Since retirement in 2006 he has been a trustee and/or chairman of a range of charities in the arts and environmental fields.
A Falkland Islander. Formerly a career with the Falkland Islands Government holding positions of Director or Education, Mineral Resources and Agriculture. An elected Member of the Legislative Assembly from 2013 to 2017. Chair of the Falkland Islands Environmental Hydrocarbons Forum. Owner of Bleaker Island with husband Mike, operating a farming and tourism business.
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