AGM 2015 - Trustees Standing for Election
Nigel Ajax Lewis MBE (Re-election)
I am currently Head of Biodiversity and Policy at the Wildlife Trust for South and West Wales. I am a naturalist who has dedicated more than 40 years to nature conservation with a particular interest in bumblebees. I have worked for Wildlife Trusts in Southern England, and in Wales for the last 34 years, concentrating on the traditional management of woodlands and flower rich hay meadows. I received an MBE for my work in nature conservation in Glamorgan and West Wales in 2005.
I would like to continue on the board of BBCT for a further term to help to develop and promote the work of BBCT in Wales, in this period of severely limited public sector funding, while Wales is becoming ever more different from the rest of UK through the devolution process.
I have a lifelong interest in nature and conservation and joined the Trust in 2014 after being inspired by the bee books of Professor Dave Goulson, the founder of BBCT.
I am a retired Chartered Accountant who, after qualifying, decided to pursue an interest in the natural world by taking a degree in Ecology at Lancaster University. I returned to Finance and have spent most of my career working in education and research organisations. I have been Deputy Finance Director of the University of Sussex and Finance Director of the Institute of Development Studies, a research and teaching charity working in the area of international development. At a local community level, I have been a trustee of two small trusts concerned with the conservation of an historic building and the local environment.
I am offering myself for election as a Trustee because I believe my background in financial management in the Charity and research sectors can help the Trust in its further development.
Professor Pete Hollingsworth
I am Director of Science at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, a visiting professor at Edinburgh University, and an honorary professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. My research focuses on understanding and conserving plant biodiversity. In recent years I have contributed to the international efforts of building a unified DNA based-index of life on earth, including Chairing the Scientific Steering Committee of the International Barcode of Life Project. I have a strong interest in linking scientific research to practical conservation outcomes, and have recently been involved in writing the new International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s guidelines on conservation translocations, and developing the Scottish Code for Conservation Translocations.
I am standing for election as a Trustee of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust because of my passion for conservation and natural history, and to offer my skills in translation of research findings to inform conservation strategies and actions.
Voting will be open from 12:00 pm on Monday 23 November until 17:00 Wednesday 02 December 2015.
Between these dates you can cast your vote by completing an online form or request a postal vote by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to:
Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Stirling University Innovation Park
Stirling FK9 4NF
“Bumblebees are lovely little creatures - their bright stripes and gentle buzz bring colour and sound to our summer gardens. They are also very important because they pollinate our wildflowers and crops. Sadly things aren't going well and some species are threatened with extinction.
I'm really concerned by these declines and I'm pleased to support the work of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust."