Trustees List & Information
David Archer is the Society Chair. Now retired, David previously worked for the Snowdonia National Park Authority. His interests include landscape and wildlife conservation, and a low carbon economy.
He lives in Llandecwyn and enjoys walking and climbing in the British hills and further afield.
Margaret takes a particular interest in improving the fabric of the National Park and chairs the Enhancement Sub-Committee. Her interests include improving access, conservation and wildlife gardening.
A recently retired consultant in Countryside Management, Margaret lives in Gwydr Forest above Ty Hyll. A passionate hill walker, she has walked the mountains of Eryri extensively over the last 30 years and is now finding time to explore the coast and valley routes.
Katherine is Vice-Chair of the Society.
Katherine is a Welsh speaker and has a particular interest in developing the rural economy to improve the performance of local businesses. A keen mountain walker, Katherine has a wide experince of public administration.
Trained as an art historian, geographer and planner, Gareth has worked with the Snowdonia National Park Authority and Countryside Council for Wales. He is a Director of the Landscape Research Group, Ltd. and supports the work of charitable organisations involved in the conservation and enhancement of cultural landscapes internationally.
Netti works as a vet. She enjoys hill walking, climbing, skiing and mountain biking and is interested in training dogs having worked as a search dog handler in a mountain rescue team until recently. She and Rob have three grown up children
Bob has been a member of the Society for over 35 years.
He is now retired from CCW having previously worked for the Snowdonia National Park Authority.
His interests are in the fields of promoting National Park purposes and securing sustainable rural development.
Elwyn is Chief Executive of Planning Aid Wales, an independent charity working to help communities engage with the Welsh planning system. He was previously principal policy planner with the Snowdonia National Park Authority. He enjoys hill walking, mountain biking and flying kites with his young son.
A keen naturalist and amateur geologist , Kevin has a degree in Biochemistry and has taught Science subjects in comprehensive schools for over 30 years. Kevin moved to Blaenau Ffestiniog on retirement, and has since achieved a grade B in ‘O’ level Welsh! An enthusiastic volunteer, he has led Snowdonia Society walks and helped on litter picks, as well as helping on other local projects, such as the Glaslyn Ospreys.
Bernard was raised on Anglesey before embarking on a career spanning 38 years in business tourism, economic development and destination marketing in London, Manchester and Cardiff. Now semi-retired, Bernard runs a guest house with his wife Marian in Betws y Coed, Snowdonia, and is on the Executive of the Betws y Coed Tourism Association. Since 2009 Bernard has been the organiser of the annual Snowdonia Walking Festival.
Originally from the Netherlands, Jacob Buis now owns and runs the guest house in Betws-y-Coed that he and his wife, Ghislaine, stayed at on their honeymoon in 1991. Having studied Forestry and History at Wageningen Agricultural University, Jacob has served as a member of the Provincial Government (Provinciale Staten) of Utrecht with responsibility for the Countryside and Transport & Traffic; also as Deputy Director of Bosschap, the Dutch industrial board for forestry, nature conservation and timber production. He has published books on these subjects. Jacob's main hobbies are walking, history and music.