James Hall states he has been lucky to visit and explore many of the most beautiful places in the world, particularly whilst cycle touring in South America (two trips totalling 15 months and 20,000 km).
“I have also witnessed the human raping and destruction of our various habitats, highlighting the increasingly urgent need to preserve and protect our nature and biodiversity,” says James. “This protection is equally important on our own doorstep and, through my volunteering work with Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust I have come to appreciate their important role in this.”
James adds that arguably one of the best chances our ecosystems have is through organisations such as Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust enabling and helping the public to reconnect with nature, not only on the reserves it manages but also in our advisory and petitioning capacities.
Prior to taking early retirement to pursue a more varied life, James spent over 25 years working for the NHS as a hospital doctor (including 13 years as a Consultant Urological Surgeon). Within his work he undertook a variety of leadership, training and selection roles which are useful in his position of a Trustee.