MEET THE JUDGES
Dr Al Gabriel, from Northumberland, is a molecular biologist with a PhD in genetics. A former Territorial Army soldier, he is also an avid deerstalker, game shooter and advocate for diversity and equality in the fieldsports sector.
Professor Ann Mortimer is a professor of psychiatry, consultant psychiatrist and medical doctor. A late entrant to the shooting community, she has been a BASC councillor for seven years. A keen stalker and game shot, she is an expert in mental health and firearms matters, and an advocate for ladies shooting".
Liam Bell, is chairman of the NGO and writes regularly for Shooting Times, when he has a spare moment away from running the Millchope Park shoot in Shropshire. The piece of kit he couldn’t live without is his wellington boots and his advice for all young keepers is to stick at it and not get despondent when things are going wrong, stay focussed and always give 100 per cent. If you do that you will stand out from the crowd, someone will notice you and that dream job offer will follow.
Liam Stokes is CEO of British Game Assurance. Formerly at the Countryside Alliance, Liam writes about the countryside for publications as diverse as The Spectator, Shooting Times, and Unherd
Patrick Galbraith lives in Dumfriesshire with his terrier and is currently drawing up plans for a new duck pond. He is the Editor of Shooting Times and writes for The Telegraph, The Spectator, Country Life, and The Times where he reviews nature writing.
Tim first joined the Alliance as Press Officer in 2002, and subsequently worked as Head of Media and Director of Campaigns before becoming Chief Executive in 2015. Previously he was a farmer and free range egg producer in North Devon. He also served as a councillor on North Devon District Council.
Tim was born in 1970 and was educated at Charterhouse and Wye College, University of London reading Countryside Management. He is married to Ebe. They have five children and live in Hertfordshire.