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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 ‘old hands’ have been Trustees 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 helping to care for and advise on buildings at risk in Richmondshire.

Our Trustees meet formally once every two months and "working groups" meet more regularly to address specific matters. 

Meet our Board . . . 

John Harris

John Harris is currently the Chairman of RBPT and has lived in Richmond for over 40 years. After retiring from teaching as Head of Biology at Richm...

Robin Casson

Robin Casson is currently the Operations Director of RBPT. After a Yorkshire Dales upbringing, Robin’s career in education has spanned more t...

Stephen Ibbotson

Stephen Ibbotson is currently the Finance Director of RBPT. Stephen trained as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant with Ernst Young in London where he wo...

James Gravenor

James is a Bachelor of Laws, a ...

Lin Ryan

Lin moved into the area in 1979 as the wife of a serving soldier. She trained as a Registered Nurse at the Friarage hospital gaining a Bsc in Healt...

Phil Upton

With a working career now spanning 50 years, Phil's career path has generally focused on technology based areas including electronic design work, I...

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...

Bryan Johnston

Bryan Johnston was raised and schooled in North Yorkshire and returned with his wife, Wendy, to live in Richmondshire in 2020.

Between leavi...


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