Angela Brinton Deputy Lieutenant, with her late husband, Michael Brinton, Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire, Angela has been closely involved in efforts to save Hartlebury Castle and the Hurd Library from the beginning of the campaign. As President she brings a large network of contacts in the county, and great experience of fundraising and working with the voluntary sector.
Mary Arden-Davis Trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Mary worked for the BBC, became Head of Drama and then Head of English in a College in Hertfordshire. Worked for the English Speaking Board in the UK, Channel Islands, Spain and Malta. Committee member of the Friends of Hartlebury Castle and the Hurd Library. Mary gives excellent guided tours and talks on the history of the Castle and the lives of the Bishops of Worcester.
Peter Copsey [Secretary] Partner at the firm of mfg Solicitors. After graduating in law at University College London, Peter served his articles in the Black Country and qualified as a solicitor in 1979. Experience in all forms of business law including commercial litigation. Peter specialises in commercial property work and corporate finance.
Robert Greenwood Retired Chartered Civil and Structural Consulting Engineer. Previously Regional Director with Arup in Birmingham. Experience in historic buildings projects, leading engineering design teams for performing arts project at home and abroad, including International Convention Centre and Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Wide procurement and commercial experience. As a post-graduate of Emmanuel College Cambridge Robert wishes to ensure that the library of Bishop Hurd, a Fellow of Emmanuel, stays intact and on the shelves created for him. HLF project lead.
Jeffrey Haworth Architect. Worked for the National Trust from 1981-2010 including adaptation of historic buildings (Upton House), reconstruction of historic gardens (Hanbury Hall), and devising a scheme for public access to Birmingham’s Back-to-Backs. Jeffrey continues to use his considerable experience of helping groups reach decisions for the reuse of historic and other buildings and helping them focus on what is practical and “do-able”. Founder-Chairman of Hereford and Worcester Gardens Trust.
Chris Noons Graduate of Leicester University. Career in Land Use Planning/Listed Buildings and Housing on behalf of Central Government. Worked for many years in the West Midlands Regional Office, helped set up the Castle Vale Housing Action Trust. Chris has been Chair of Trustees and Company Secretary for Headway North Worcestershire. Actively engaged in local history with the Museum of Carpet, Kidderminster and Leominster Canal Society.
Rachel Tucker (nee Osborne) Graduate of Liverpool University. Career as a head hunter since 1996, in both the UK and Australia, specialising in interim management for senior public sector interim appointments and projects from 2000-14. Co-opted governor for a local school.
Jacqui Watson [Vice Chair] Business experience including sales and marketing, purchasing and supply chain. Creating and implementing marketing strategy, market and sector analyisis, thinking creatively and turning ideas into commercial reality. Manages HCPT fundraising, membership and events.
Sue Wright Graduate of Durham University. Retired accountant with over thirty years experience in the Public Sector, most recently as Head of Accountancy and Financial Planning at the London Borough of Waltham Forest. Currently Treasurer and Chair of the Development Steering Group at St Martin in the Cornmarket, and a Trustee of St Swithun’s Institute, both in Worcester.
Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust
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