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Our Trustees come from a variety of backgrounds, bringing a diverse range of skills that are complementary to the needs of Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust.

Some of our longer serving Trustees have been on the Board since The Station project was just an idea, while others have joined more recently and are enjoying the challenge of bringing new projects to fruition.

We work closely together, sharing a common interest of saving buildings at risk in Richmondshire.

Our Trustees meet formally once every two months and "working groups" meet more regularly to progress specific matters, guided by RBPT's Chief Executive Officer, Chris Brown. 

Meet our Board . . . 

Bryan Johnston

Bryan Johnston is currently the Chair of RBPT.

Bryan was raised and schooled in North Yorkshire, having returned with his wife, Wendy, to li...

Lin Ryan

Lin Ryan is currently the Vice Chair of RBPT.

She moved into the area in 1979 as the wife of a serving soldier. She trained as a Registered ...

James Gravenor

James Gravenor is currently the Chair of RBPT's trading company, RBPT Enterprises.

He is a Bachelor of Laws, a Master of Business Admini...

Robin Casson

Robin Casson is currently the Operations Director of RBPT.

After a Yorkshire Dales upbringing, Robin’s career in education has sp...

Stephen Ibbotson

Stephen Ibbotson is currently the Finance Director of RBPT.

Stephen trained as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant with Ernst Young in London wher...

John Harris

John Harris has lived in Richmond for over 40 years. He is a former Head of Biology at Richmond School. John is married to Angela Harris, who is a ...

Phil Upton

Phil Upton has a working career now spanning 50 years and his career path has generally focused on technology based areas including electronic desi...

John Yates

John Yates is a chartered engineer and businessman. He has provided assistance to the Board of the RBPT since 2008 and has been a trustee since 201...

Nicky Dagnall

Nicky Dagnall has lived in many different countries, including Hong-Kong, Bahrain, the USA, Europe and until the pandemic, the Isle of Skye; but at...

Nigel Bradbury

Nigel Bradbury was born and raised in the South of England and is a qualified Mechanical Engineer; having spent his working life running manufactur...

Sian Moore

Sian Moore is local to the area, attending Gunnerside Primary School and Richmond School. She has spent her adult life working and living in the ar...


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