Lay Member

Tim Wilson

Prebendary Tim Wilson

Tim has a background in heritage management, working with organisations like the National Trust, Palace of Westminster and the European Commission.

He started his career after University with a Short Service Commission in the Green Howards serving in Berlin and Belfast. He then joined the National Trust to manage properties such as Hidcote Manor Gardens, Croft Castle, Berrington Hall, the Sherborne estate and Baddesley Clinton.

More recently Tim has become an independent consultant to take on a number of heritage projects in this country and further afield. Starting with an early phase of the current refurbishment programme of the Palace of Westminster where he was involved with extensive discussions with Serjeant at Arms, Black Rod, members, clerks and staff in both Houses of Parliament.

Tim has a particular interest in gardens and has been involved in a number of projects to improve visitor access in this country and abroad; for example, a new visitor attraction involving gardens in Japan. Also the introduction of new facilities at Hidcote Manor Gardens, to accommodate the increasing numbers of visitors from around the world

Other projects include the conversion of listed buildings at Bristol Zoo Gardens to improve visitor access, which won the 2014 RICS award for Design and Innovation.

Tim and his wife Sara live in West Harptree. They have four grown up boys and a range of horses and other animals.