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Trustees

Mark Owen

Mark, Chairman of Trent Rivers Trust, is also Head of Fisheries for the Angling Trust. Mark is passionate about rivers and is also a keen angler.

Don Jones

Don is a retired Chartered Engineer who is currently President of Sutton Coldfield Angling Society and Chairman of Mid-Trent Anglers Consultative Association.

Ian Butterfield

Ian has had a love of freshwater systems since childhood and he is currently Natural England’s Senior Freshwater advisor. Ian is also a keen bird watcher and naturalist.

Tim Farr

Tim now runs an arable farm, adopting innovative and sustainable farming practices. Tim is former chairman of the Trent RFCC and chairman of the Local Nature Partnership and Southwell Flood Forum.

Geoff Nickolds

Geoff was Conservation and Recreation Manager for Severn Trent, then deputy chairman of the Peak District NPA and chair of Moors for the Future and the Peak District Local Nature Partnership.

Valerie Holt MBE

Valerie, Secretary and Trustee, worked for the Environment Agency for 30 years in conservation and fisheries and is Vice President of the Institute of Fisheries Management and a former chair of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

Richard Kay

Richard has worked in financial management for the private sector for many years and is a keen angler. He is using his many years of experience to guide and support the Trusts financial planning and management, working closely with the CEO and Finance Manager.

Martin Stark

Martin worked for the Environment Agency for over 30 years in a variety of fisheries operational, strategic and policy roles and was a founder Trustee of the Trust at its formation. He has set up & chaired a community flood warden group, a local Riverwatch group, participated in the implementation of natural flood management schemes and continues his involvement in fisheries work with the Canal & River Trust.