The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees

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 ran...

Peter Stickland

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...

Michael Blandford MBE


Michael Blandford had a long career in export and marketing with Unilever, involving considerable travel all around the world.

Prebendary Maureen Bollard


Maureen Bollard’s career was in education.  She held responsibilities in four different schools, before moving into teacher training and then working for HMI.

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, special...

Dr Kevin Brown FSA


Kevin Brown is a researcher, who studied archaeology at Durham and Oxford Universities and held a Leverhulme Scholarship at Stockholm University whilst doing...

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.

Lady Elizabeth Gass, DCVO, JP


 Lady Gass was Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset from 1998 to 2015.

Ruth Gofton


After completing an MA in medieval history, specialising in church architecture, Ruth spent the next six years working in education and internationalisation,...

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.

Nicola Nuttall


Nicola is CEO of the South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries and Business Development Lead for Heritage MK, and Founder and Director of Tempus ...

Brian Roberts-Wray


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 ...

Matt Trimmer


Matt joined the Palace as a Trustee in July 2017. He is a keen walker, runner, cyclist and historian, and lives in the Mendips with his young family.

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 ...