Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

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Annual General Meeting 2018

All members of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust are invited to attend our 69th Annual General Meeting which will be held at the Education Centre at Whisby Nature Park on Saturday 20 October 2018 at 2pm.

This year, the AGM will be followed by an illustrated talk by Barrie Wilkinson to mark the launch of his book, 'The Story of Gibraltar Point'. Gibraltar Point is the first of the Trust's Nature Reserves and celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.


  1. Minutes of the 68th Annual General Meeting held on 21 October 2017
  2. Report of the Trustees for the year ended 31 March 2018
  3. Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2018
  4. Appointment of Wright Vigar Limited as Auditors for 2018-2019
  5. Proposed changes to Articles of Association
  6. Election of Trustees

Nominations recommended by the Board of Trustees

Meet some of our prospective Trustees by reading their biographies below to find out why they'd like to join our Board of Trustees.

A full list of Trustee nominations will be available here from 12 October 2018.

David Cohen

David was appointed a Trustee and Honorary Treasurer in 2009 and appointed the Trust’s Chair in 2016. He is a member of the Trust’s Finance Monitoring Group, the Gibraltar Point Joint Advisory Committee and the Trust’s Gibraltar Point Team. He retired after a career spanning 41 years with Midland Bank and latterly HSBC. David has been interested in natural history for the majority of his life and became a serious birdwatcher in his mid-twenties. He has been a volunteer for the RSPB and the Leicestershire & Rutland Ornithological Society and is a regular participant in surveys organised by the BTO.

Clare Harrison

Clare was appointed a Trustee in 1990. She is a field naturalist and species recorder, Voluntary Reserve Manager for Hatton Meadows nature reserve, an active member of her local Area Group, convenor of the Roadside Nature Reserve Team, a member of the Agriculture Team, Wayside Warden, and Director of the Trust's subsidiary company, Lapwings Consultants Limited. She is a farmer and B&B proprietor.

Tim Sands

Tim was appointed a Trustee in 2008. He is currently the Trust’s Deputy Chair, convenor of the Conservation Strategy Team, the Trust’s representative on the Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership, and a member of the Finance Monitoring Group and the Publications & Displays and Whisby Nature Park Teams. He has 40 years’ experience working in wildlife conservation, 30 of which were with The Wildlife Trusts’ national office, from which he retired in 2005. Tim held a range of posts, which for a time covered education and publicity, but throughout he was responsible for overseeing national campaigns on numerous conservation issues and for leading on its Parliamentary affairs. He is the author of Wildlife in Trust, the 100-year history of the Wildlife Trusts’ movement.

David Sheppard

David was appointed a Trustee in 1993. He is currently the Trust’s Deputy Chair, convenor of the Nature Reserve Development Team and the Wildlife Watch Team, an active member of his local Area Group and Wildlife Watch Leader. David is a nationally recognised invertebrate expert, formally with Natural England and its predecessor organisations. David is kept busy surveying and monitoring nature reserves and the wider countryside.

Mark Smith

Mark is a Trust member. Career includes: currently National Consultancy Manager with Arco Professional Safety Services; formerly Technical Manager (Liability), Sales Manager and Senior Health & Safety Consultant with NFU Mutual Risk Management Services; Business Assurance Partner and Senior Safety Advisor at Mouchel Group plc. Previously an instructor with Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force for 24 years and on the Gibraltar Point Joint Advisory Committee as a Lincolnshire County Councillor.

How to become a Trustee

Nominations for election to the Board of Trustees, signed by a member of the Trust and countersigned by the nominee confirming willingness to serve if elected, must reach the Chief Executive at the Trust’s head office by 5 October 2018. Send your application to:

Attn: Paul Learoyd
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Banovallum House
Manor House Street

Annual General Meeting 2018


Find out more information about our next AGM on Saturday 20 October.

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