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.
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, specialising in whole-institution change, strategic planning and governance.
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 doctoral research in early medieval archaeology.
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.
After completing an MA in medieval history, specialising in church architecture, Ruth spent the next six years working in education and internationalisation, including four years in Japan for the Japanese government. On her return to the UK, Ruth retrained in heritage management and interpretation, and then worked for the National Trust until 2...
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 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 Fugit consultancy.Previous Director of the national Campaign for Learning through Museums and Galleries and advisor to organisations such as the Departments for Culture, Media and Sport, and...
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.
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 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 ...