Governance & Nominations Committee
The Governance & Nominations Committee are responsible for Board processes more broadly, Board development and succession planning, BTO organisational development, and strategic HR.The Chairman of G&N sits on the Board and is supported by two Board members. It meets annually in spring each year and other business is transacted by email or teleconference.
Chair & Honorary Secretary - Frances Hurst
Ms Frances Hurst runs an organisational development consultancy in the UK voluntary sector, helping charities work more effectively with their people. She was Director of Marketing at RSPB throughout the nineties, with responsibility for fundraising and membership development.
Dr David Parker
David is an ecologist and environmental manager with a career covering both environmental consultancy and the statutory nature conservation sector. He has a lifelong love of birds and the places where they live, and is particularly interested in the Dee Estuary where he has been a WeBS recorder for almost 40 years.
Nick’s professional career was with the major international law firm Clifford Chance LLP, where he introduced the provision of pro bono legal advice for a major conservation organisation. He is a trustee director of conservation charity The Murray Downland Trust, and has travelled internationally in support of conservation and other charities. He is a churchwarden, enthusiastic gardener and looks after his own wildflower meadow.
Where are the young women in birding?
As we continue to work on making birding more inclusive, how do young women perceive birding? Five young birders share their experiences.
Youth Advisory Panel
Meet our panel of volunteers who help steer BTO to better serve our younger supporters.