On this page is some information about the board of trustees of the Eric Hosking Charitable Trust:

Professor Richard Chandler

Dr Jim Flegg OBE

Robert Gillmor
Robert Gillmor started his long career as an illustrator at the age of 15 with drawings for the monthly British Birds Magazine.  He illustrated the first of over 100 books in 1958 while an art student at Reading University. In the late fifties, with the support of leading bird artists of the day, he organised Exhibition by Contemporary Bird Painters, and this led directly to the founding in 1964 of the Society of Wildlife Artists.  Robert became the Society’s first Secretary and was later elected to two terms as President.  He and his wife Sue, also an artist, moved to north Norfolk in 1998, and book illustrating was abandoned in favour of printmaking.

David Hosking FRPS
David is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and has been an examiner on the RPS Associateship and Fellowship Assessment Nature Panel. He is also a Fellow and Vice President of the British Naturalists Association; founded in 1905 the BNA promotes the study of all branches of Natural History. With his wife Jean he is also a director of FLPA Ltd, an extensive and rapidly expanding web based photographic stock library, specialising in Natural History. His photographs have appeared in a vast range of magazines and books, including over twenty which were the product of his happy and prolific partnership with his late father Eric Hosking OBE, Hon FRPS.

Robin Hosking 
Robin is a retired Design & Technology teacher with 35 years experience. He taught for most of his career at North Leamington School in Warwickshire where he was Head of Department and also Year Head. He was also very involved in national examinations holding the positions of O’level Chief Examiner for 6 years and GCSE Principal Moderator for 15 years. He now lives in Spain and travels extensively around Europe with his wife Julie.

Edward Keeble MA (cantab)


Paul Williams MA (Cantab)
Paul Williams, a qualified Chartered Accountant, looks after the Trust’s financial affairs. Finance Director of an Aim Company, Paul is also a bird ringer and for a number of years was Eric’s accountant.

Dawn Balmer
Dawn has worked for the BTO since 1992 in a range of roles covering census methods, fieldwork, ringing and BirdTrack. She was the National coordinator for Bird Atlas 2007–11 and now works as National Survey Coordinator. Dawn is a keen birdwatcher and ringer and enjoys all aspects of natural history. She is on the Editorial Board of British Birds and writes regularly in Sandgrouse and British Wildlife.
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