Joint Chair of Trustees
Jamie has been a Trustee of the Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust
since 2015 and has been Joint Chair for the past 2 years. Jamie has a strong connection with Dales rivers, having spent much of his life next to (and in) the river Wharfe, which flows through the family farm. As an avid conservationist, wild swimmer and riparian landowner, Jamie ticks most of the boxes for being committed to YDRT and its work.
Before returning to manage the family Estate in Upper Wharfedale, Jamie enjoyed over 20 years in tourism, conservation and publishing, both in the UK and overseas in Nepal and on St Helena. His experience includes senior leadership and development roles at Buglife and the National Trust. He is passionate about sustainability – the Estate generates all its own energy – and restoring the natural environment of the Dales.
‘Water is the life force of everything we do here at Kilnsey – from rearing fish to recreational angling – so it makes complete sense to be strongly engaged in looking after our local rivers and watercourses.’
Proudest moment? Helping to save the world’s rarest tree, on a windswept island in the middle of nowhere.