Alan Winstone, Chair North Wales Rivers Trust

I was born in Somerset but have spent most of my working life living in various parts of Wales and now live in beautiful Isle of Anglesey. I retired after 35 years working as a Fisheries Scientist and Environment Manager with Natural Resources Wales and its predecessor organisations.

During this time I have witnessed big changes in the aquatic environment many for the better, including improved river water quality in our industrial rivers and the restoration of habitats and fish passage. However, many challenges remain and I hope to use my knowledge and experience to help the Trust family to work with others to continue to protect and improve our rivers and wildlife.

I enjoy gardening, dog walking and running and, as a ‘lapsed angler’ try to find time to do more fishing’