About BGS

Meet the Team

Tom Goatman – Chief Executive

Tom joined BGS as Chief Executive in July 2019.  He grew up on a dairy farm on the Gloucestershire/Monmouthshire border, and has 17 years experience working in the livestock industry.  Prior to joining BGS Tom worked for Genus ABS, the AHDB Dairy Knowledge Transfer Team and as a ruminant nutritionist for Trouw Nutrition GB.

His role at BGS is to lead activities of the Society in accordance with the constitution and with guidance from the Trustees and Council, led by the Presidential Team, to ensure the overall progression and development of the Society.

Contact details

Email: tom.goatman@britishgrassland.com

Office: 01270 616464

Mobile: 07833 449245

Celia Stubbs – Office and Events Administrator

Celia has been keeping the BGS administration running smoothly since 2016.  She first worked for the MMB and continued working for various milk cooperatives for nearly 30 years mainly dealing directly with dairy farmers.

Her role at BGS is general office duties with the aim being to keep the membership records up to date. Helping with event organisation and supporting the team with everything they are involved with makes it very varied and interesting.

Contact details

Email: bgsoffice@britishgrassland.com

Tel: 01270 616464

Mobile: 07584 828517

Sandra Pattinson – Knowledge Exchange Coordinator

Sandra joined BGS at the start of 2019 after spending over 20 years lecturing at Harper Adams University.

Her responsibilities include producing the monthly e-newsletter, organising the Grassland Farmer of the Year competition, managing website content and social media output.

Contact details

Email: sandra.pattinson@britishgrassland.com

Office: 01270 616464

Mobile: 07833 437974