Officers and Trustees

Thomas Sheppard latestThomas Sheppard became Chairman of the Trust in February 2016.

Thomas Sheppard

Chairman of the Trust

Thomas Sheppard has over 40 years’ experience as a lawyer including being Managing Partner of Thrings LLP for ten years – until 2013. His primary expertise is as a Commercial Property lawyer. He is Chair of the Council of the University of Bath and also held the positions of Chair and Trustee of Dorothy House (Hospice Care) and RICE (Research Institute for the Care of the Elderly), Non-Executive Director at the Royal United Hospital, Chairman of the Finance Committee of Bath Festivals Trust and Vice Chair and Trustee of Bristol Arnolfini as well as many smaller charities and organisations. He first became a Trustee of Bath Preservation Trust in 2002 and during that period served as Chair of the Architecture Committee for a number of years. He retired as a Trustee in 2012 but was re-elected in June 2014.  Media Release 1 February 2016

caroline - may 2015

Caroline Kay

Chief Executive of Bath Preservation Trust
In attendance at Finance and General Purposes, Architecture and Planning, and the Museums and Education committee meetings

Before joining BPT as CEO in 2007, Caroline’s career has been largely within the public or non-profit sector, latterly working with cultural organisations particularly on the development of business plans, fundraising and capital projects. She started her career as a Clerk in the House of Lords, was Deputy Director of Arts and Business, and spent 12 years as a senior arts consultant including as an expert advisor assessing lottery applications for the Heritage Lottery Fund. She has an MA from Oxford University in Psychology and Physiology and an MSc from Bristol University in Organisational Psychology. She is currently also a member of the South West Regional Advisory Board of the National Trust and previous non-executive roles have included Chair of the Wiltshire Music Centre, Board Member of English Touring Theatre, Aldeburgh Productions and Winchester College, and a non-executive member of the Avon, Gloucester and Wiltshire Strategic Health Authority

The Trustees as at January 2018 are:

Thomas Sheppard (Chairman of the Trust)

See short biography above

Diane Aderyn OBE

Chair of the Finance and General Purposes Committee

Diane has recently retired from the position of Director of Finance and Commercial Services at the University of Bath and before that was Deputy Bursar at the University of Manchester. She currently represents the University of Bath as Trustee of the Herschel House Trust and longstanding treasurer of South Wraxall P.C.C. Formerly Trustee of Bath Festivals and the College of Radiographers.

Dr Kristin Doern

Member of the Museums and Education Committee

Kristin is the Heritage Subject Leader at Bath Spa University and teaches Arts Management, Heritage Studies and modern British history. Her particular areas of expertise are: learning, education and community engagement in heritage, culture and the arts; the City of Bath World Heritage Site, heritage and public history; the history of feminism and women’s activism, changing social structures in relation to religion and social reform movements, and the rise of consumer society in Britain since the middle of the eighteenth century.

Robert Hellard

Chair of the Environs Sub-Committee
Member of the Architecture and Planning Committee

A Civil Engineer with 13 years in the construction industry before setting up his own business, Mendip Fireplaces (Bath), in 1980. Robert is Vice-Chairman of South Stoke Parish Council

Tom Marshall

Chair of the Architecture and Planning Committee

Tom is a retired Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a commercial property consultant  specialising in development and real estate, and has held a number of senior roles in this sector.

Celia Mead

Chair of the Museums and Education Committee

Celia specialises in strategic management, marketing and communications, running her own consultancy from Bath. Most of her clients are in the field of heritage tourism. She has over 20 years’ experience in membership-based charities (15 with the National Trust). Celia is a member of the Museums Association and the Institute of Leadership and Management. She is also on the board of Bath Festivals, the Council of Wells Cathedral and the London Parks and Gardens Trust.

Sally Price

Member of the Museums and Education Committee

Born in Zimbabwe, Sally studied Anthropology with Development Studies and History of Art with Fine Art at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg before spending twelve years working first in the Windhoek Museum, Namibia, and subsequently in the South African Museum of Natural History and Anthropology in Cape Town, South Africa. She is an experienced researcher (anthropology and archaeology) and museums education officer (schools and community). 20 years ago her hobby led to forming Boldstone Sculpture and her pieces are bought and exhibited worldwide.

Alison Potter

Alison gained an MA Jurisprudence in 1985 from St Catherine’s College, Oxford. Called to the bar 1987, she is a Barrister and Mediator at 4 Pump Court, London, practicing in Civil and Commercial law. Alison has served as a Trustee and Director of the Campaign to protect Rural England (CPRE) and as a local Parish Councillor in Bristol. She has been a Governor of Clifton College since 2006 and Chairman of the Clifton College Council since 2016.

Mark Wilson Jones

Member of the Architecture and Planning Committee

Mark is an architect and architectural historian who works on the classical tradition going back to ancient Greece and Rome. He studied in Cambridge and London and was a Rome Scholar.  He has combined research with teaching in London, Rome and several American universities, and is Director of Postgraduate Research at the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath.

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