Rear Admiral David Wood CB FRAeS
Chair of Trustees
David Wood served as an engineer officer in the Royal Navy for 38 years, specialising in the support and purchase of military aircraft, retiring with the rank of Rear Admiral.
Vice Chair of Trustees
Peter Stickland was appointed as trustee in 2010 to lead the implementation of the £4.1 million Development Project that transformed The Bishop’s Palace into a leading heritage site and visitor attraction in the region.
Michael Blandford MBE
Michael Blandford had a long career in export and marketing with Unilever, involving considerable travel all around the world.
Maureen Boylan MBE FRSA
Maureen Boylan is recently retired as University Secretary for the University of London, after a long career as a senior manager in higher education, specialising in whole-institution change, strategic planning and governance.
The Very Revd Dr John Davies DL
John Davies was appointed Dean of Wells Cathedral in 2016 having previously served as Dean of Derby since 2010.
Rt Revd Peter Hancock Bishop of Bath and Wells
The Rt Revd Peter Hancock lives in The Bishop’s Palace as his predecessors have done for the last 800 years.
Brian Roberts-Wray worked for Unilever for 25 years – principally in marketing and the overseas side of the business. Then, following 5 years with J. Walter Thompson as a Vice President - International, he joined the voluntary sector as Director of Fundraising for Marie Curie, where he remained until retirement in 1995.
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 The Palace Trust, managing the Palace as a heritage site and visitor attraction. Rosie is responsible for setting the long term direction of the charity so that increasing numbers of people ...