MEET THE JUDGES
Growing up on a farm in Suffolk that had a heavy emphasis on grey partridge conservation, he has always been aware of the close link between shooting and wildlife. He is a passionate shot, deer stalker and fly fisherman, and has travelled around the world pursuing these interests.
Ian Bell joined the BASC team as Chief Executive in February 2018. A former brigadier in the British Army, he took up the position at BASC at the end of his final deployment as Commander British Forces Germany. He joined the army in 1983 and later commanded 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery. Ian has a life-long passion for shooting sports and first joined BASC as a Young Shot. A deer manager and game shot his greatest sporting memories are as a youngster out with his Dad and his greatest joy is being out with his son and daughter.
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.