Gail Sprake, Chairman

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In her 30+ years as an RBST member, Gail has been an active member of the East Anglia support group, standing as group Chairman for a number of years. On her farm on the Norfolk/Suffolk border she keeps Southdown and Devon Closewool sheep and Irish Moiled and Northern Dairy Shorthorn cattle, together with various poultry breeds. She is also the secretary of the Southdown Sheep Society.

Professor Tim Morris (Co-Opt) Vice Chair

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Professor Tim Morris has extensive experience across veterinary medicine, commerce, professional and voluntary activities, coupled with a longstanding interest and involvement with native breeds of livestock, and keeps Southdown sheep. He is a non-executive on Defra’s Animal Health and Welfare Board for England and has been a Trustee/Chair of several charities and a Director of several companies.

Alison Pope (Co-Opt), Treasurer

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Tom Davis

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Living in London and having no family links did not deter Tom from pursuing a career in Land based Management and becoming a great advocate of rare and native breeds.  Tom started volunteering at his local city farm at the age of 8 and his passion for rare and native has grown ever since.  Tom is currently Farm Manager at Mudchute Park and Farm.  

Dameon Layt

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Dameon has been a member of RBST for over 10 years and soon joined RBST East Anglia. Living in Norfolk, Dameon keeps Norfolk Horns and Herdwick sheep. Dameon says ‘I have a huge passion for the heritage breeds and how they work alongside modern farming systems, becoming a board member gives me the opportunity to take part in RBST’s decision making and to help promote the benefits of farming with native and rare breeds.'

Sandra Mansell

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Sandra has worked with a number of rare and native breeds, keeping Wensleydale sheep and Highland and Exmoor ponies in the past. She is very involved in projects to support and maintain native breeds of ponies and represents RBST on the National Equine Welfare Council.

John Atkinson

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Ryan Perry

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