Patron

The Rt Hon The Lord Dulverton

Trustees (Executive Committee)

DWLCT Trustees meet for a formal management meeting every month (normally on the first Monday of each month) to manage the day to day affairs of the Trust. Currently a major part of the Trust’s activities are centred around its acting as Project Partner alongside Somerset Council (owners of Dulverton Weir and Leat) on the project to restore the weir & leat. The Trust has entered into an agreement with the council to take responsibility for the weir and leat once they are restored. The Trust itself has partners who give support in its endevours in the restoration project and who will continue to be involved once the Trust assumes responsibility for the weir and leat. These Partners are:- Exmoor National Park Authority, Westcountry Rivers Trust, British Canoeing, Dulverton Town Council, Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology, Young Somerset and, of course, Somerset Council itself. 

Trustee Member Biographies (in alphabetical order)

 

Philip Hull (Lead Trustee)

A Business Graduate, a Senior Manager/Director with a 40 year international career in manufacturing, marketing, HR and general management with companies including Bayer, BP, International Paper and Quarto Publishing. Countries worked in include U.S, Canada, Russia, Mainland Europe and former Soviet-bloc countries.

Most recently was UK Lead Partner of GHR Partners, an international recruitment (headhunting) and human resources company with offices in Belgium, France, U.S, Germany, Spain & Italy with its UK office in Bristol.
Arrived in Dulverton in 1984 as Managing Director of Globol Chemicals in Bampton, at that time the largest employer in the area with over 130 employees.

He was married at Dulverton Church 37 years ago, his daughter married at the same church into a local Exmoor family. Now semi-retired, also a member of the Management Committee of Simonsbath Festival.



Robert Jones

A Masters Degree in Engineering/Chemical Engineering, has lived in Dulverton with his young family since 2014. He followed a successful career in industrial research. More recently he founded an international knowledge exchange business for the telecoms network technology industry, selling it in 2018, as a going concern. Since leaving his business and technology roles, he has participated in the local community and in regional democracy activities. He believes that the project to restore and conserve Dulverton weir and leat will raise the profile of Dulverton as a town that has played a significant part in important developments in Britain’s industrial history, placing Dulverton Town on a similar footing to other important industrial heritage sites across the UK and Europe.  



Marian Lloyd

A graduate in Fine Art (Sculpture), has lived on Exmoor for over 40 years, raising a family and continuing her sculpture work whilst helping in the family farming business. The Lloyd family have been well known throughout Exmoor for many years and Marian has been an active participator in, and supporter of, a number of community initiatives; Founder and Treasurer of the Simonsbath Festival; a member of the Withypool Hall Committee for 37 years and is now Treasurer. She is interested in all forms of country life.

 

 


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Peter Romain

Now retired, was previously Managing Director of Jets Travel, Yateley, Hampshire.
Started out with mechanical engineering in the construction industry. Moved to South Africa in 1974 to join family venison export business.  

On returning to the UK, embarked on a 38 year career as a business owner and entrepreneur in the retail and service sectors. During 1990s, undertook assignments as a Business Analyst (Trouble-shooter) for International Consulting and Management Company.
Has lived in Dulverton for 17 years. Personal interests include enjoying both the ruggedness and the fragility of the Exmoor landscape along with researching the ancient history of the area.

 

Honorary Trustees

We are grateful for the support of our Honorary Trustees who:-

Provide a pool of committed and engaged leaders of the community who may be available to consult and advise the Trust on matters of importance.

                                                  and/or

Are persons who’s contribution and support have helped shape the Trust’s direction and progress and who deserve our special recognition.

                                                  and/or

Are former Trustees who continue to demonstrate their commitment to the Trust and to Dulverton’s Historic Urban Windmill Landscape.   

Honorary Trustees (in alphabetical order)

Mrs Jackie Archer

Mr Barney Bell

Dr Joseph Blackburn

Mr Paddy Groves

Mr Bruce Heywood (Former Councillor West Somerset Council)

Mr Bernard howe

Mr Gerry Lewis (Former Councillor Dulverton Town Council)

Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger MP

Mr & Mrs Hugh Maund  

Mr Christopher Nelder (Chairman, Dulverton & District Civic Society)

Councillor Frances Nicholson (Somerset Council)

Mr Richard Partington

Mr & Mrs Julian Roberts

Mrs Jenny Sampson

Mr Iain Stewart Hunter

Councillor Nick Thwaites (Dulverton Town Council & former Somerset West & Taunton Council)

Mrs Thelma Vernon