TRUSTEES

Gill Pipes

Gill is currently Centre Manager at WWT’s Washington Centre. The centre is in a very urban setting, in an area which is socially and economically challenged. She really loves her job! Prior to taking on the overall management of the centre, she was the Trading Manager, with responsibility for retail, catering, membership and visitor services. She has a BA in English Literature & Community Art. She is a proactive team player, with a hive mentality, with a lot of people management experience (both employees and volunteers).

Daniel Brickell

Dan is CFO for Artfarm Group with responsibility for the execution of ARTFARM’s global revenue and financing strategy, including financial planning, forecasting and reporting. Dan is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant with a broad range of experience. Prior to joining ARTFARM Dan was Commercial Director at Neals Yard Natural Remedies Limited, where he was part of the senior management team that saw the company grow from its UK base into a global presence in the organic skincare market. He is a keen rugby player, and lives in Wiltshire.

Steven Holland

Steve runs his own business, which works internationally in the field of blast protection, offering consultancy in relation to a wide range of blue chip, high profile facilities, headquarters and critical infrastructure. Alongside, he has worked on numerous projects for well-known adventurers including Ran Fiennes (at BAe he built the kevlar amphibious sleds used for his attempts to reach the North Pole unsupported) and Rosie Swale-Pope and, of course, our own Sacha Dench (he provided the ground and media support crew selection and assisted with heated clothing coordination)! He himself has completed extensive long distance treks in mountain ranges across Europe. Steve has spent the last seven years as a school governor (during which time the school has gone from “requires improvement” to “good, with outstanding leadership”).