BGS Council

BGS Council


Presidential Team

                 President                             President Elect               Immediate Past President   


              Mr Richard Simpson                        Mr Drew McConnell                     Prof. Chris Reynolds 



Honorary Treasurer                   Honorary Secretary

        Phil Murray                                           Liz Genever

National Members                                                                                                                                

Mariecia Fraser                Andrew King                       Paul Muto                                  

Have you considered the idea of becoming a Trustee of BGS?
Most people have some skills, knowledge or experience which they can bring to a charity. Trustees should have:
• A strong personal commitment to the charity's aims and objectives.
• MUST be a member of BGS or a nominated representative of an organization or company that is a member.
• Over 18 years of age.

For full details on becoming a BGS Trustee please click here.

Regional Council Members


Scotland                                 Northern Ireland                                      Wales

Ian Whiteford                                        Mark Blelock                                                 Jeff Evans                       


North East                             Yorks/Humberside                               North West

 Alex Law                                                 Alex Law                                               James Bretherton 


West Midlands                           East Midlands   

Francis Dunne                                      Hannah Shirt 


East                                      South East                       South West

Liz Genever                                    Becky Miles                            James Coumbe shared with Rachel Horler                                                                 

Federation of Welsh Grassland Societies (FWGS)



Charlie Morgan




BGS Members BGS is a membership organisation which acts as a communication forum, through events and publications, for the profitable and sustainable use of grass and forage.

Local Societies

BGS Members Use our Local Society directory to locate your nearest societies, information resources and experts on grassland farming and foraging.