I’m a life-long birder, with a broader interest in all things connected to wildlife and conservation. I volunteer as a reserve guide with Norfolk Wildlife Trust at Cley. I’ve been a founding member of two bird clubs – currently Chair of the North East Norfolk Bird Club. I lead bird groups for NWT, NENBC and the National Trust, teach bird-watching skills to beginners and regularly undertake species surveys. I have recently been involved in establishing the Cromer Peregrine Project – safeguarding these majestic urban breeding falcons – and helped create the town-based wildlife group, Cromer Green Spaces.
I moved to Norfolk after 33 years with the National Offender Management Service, serving first as officer, then Governor and finally Operations Director. I ran my own successful management consultancy before finally retiring in 2014. I have been a trustee of a regional offender charity and a county wildlife society.
My passion for the countryside led me to form Felbeck Trust – to do something practical to help protect and improve our wildlife heritage in North Norfolk. I believe in the opportunities which conservation work provides, to bring people and communities together, improve wellbeing and do something positive for nature.
I am currently the Trust’s Chairman.