Meet The Bishop’s Palace Team


Rosie Martin
Chief Executive

Rosie came to The Bishop’s Palace in 2013 after a 20 year career in international development and social justice. As Chief Executive, she leads the work of ...

Jonathan Sawyer
Visitor Experience Manager

Jonathan joined The Bishop’s Palace in April 2014 after relocating from London. He arrived at the Palace with 10 years’ experience working in the heritage an...

George Le Roy
Operations Manager

George Le Roy is Operations Manager and has the pleasure of living on site in the Gatehouse.  He and his wife are often to be seen throwing food out of the w...

Merryn Kidd
Marketing & Communications Manager

Merryn joined The Palace Trust as Marketing & Communications Manager in July 2014, having moved to Wells from London.  Merryn spent 13 years working in t...

James Cross
Head Gardener

James Cross has been Head Gardener at the Bishop’s Palace since 2004.  Before this, James worked for the National Trust at The Courts in Wiltshire, Sissinghu...

Amanda Clay
Community Gardener

Siona Stockel
Wedding Co-ordinator

Kelly Emery
Functions Manager

Allen Stockel
Operations Assistant

Siobhan Goodwin
Volunteer Co-Ordinator