Julian lives in Somerset and his professional life brought him into close contact with RBST over the last 20 years.  Having retired from English Nature/Natural England in 2016, he is keen to promote the multiplicity of products and roles that native breeds can provide as well as ensuring that they are fully recognised as an intrinsic part of our national agricultural biodiversity. Through the creation of the “Native breeds at risk grazing supplement”, he has also advocated the essential part that many such breeds can play in the maintenance and enhancement of much of the wild biodiversity in our natural environment. He has been a member of the UK Farm Animal Genetic Resources Committee since 2008.