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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 . . . 

Bryan Johnston

Bryan Johnston is currently the Chair of RBPT.

He was raised and schooled in North Yorkshire and returned with his wife, Wendy, to live in R...

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. After retiring from teaching as Head of Biology at Richmond School, he was elected as a town 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...

Alan Cowie

Alan Cowie qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1971, becoming Chair of the local Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (North Yorks an...

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...


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