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River Action UK appoints Board of Trustees

River Action UK is delighted to announce that the following have been appointed to its Board of Trustees:

  • Marina Gibson
  • James Macpherson (Treasurer)
  • James Wallace
  • Charles Watson (Chair)


River Action is a UK Charitable Incorporated Organisation, which was registered with the Charities Commission in June 2021.

The trustees’ role will be to act both as River Action’s ‘guardians of purpose’, ensuring the charity acts within the goals outlined within its Foundation Constitution – as well as overseeing the regular governance processes of a UK registered charity.

Commenting on the announcement Charles Watson, Founder and Chairman at River Action said: “I am delighted to welcome our distinguished new Trustees to the Board of River Action. As we enter 2022, I look forward greatly to working with them all and benefitting from their advice and guidance as we renew our fight to save the UK’s rivers from the continuing onslaught of River Pollution.” 


Marina Gibson is a passionate angler and owner of The Northern Fishing School at Swinton Estate in North Yorkshire. She is also an ambassador for Orvis, Angling Trust and Atlantic Salmon Trust and Trustee for Cancer and Pisces Trust.


James Macpherson is Non-Executive Director at JPMorgan Global Growth & Income plc and as a highly senior executive in the UK asset management industry, has many years of experience in holding companies to account for their actions in the application of ESG standards.


James Wallace is an ecologist and archaeologist and spent twenty years setting up environmental organisations that catalyse landscape scale nature restoration in the climate emergency. He is moving on as founding-CEO of Beaver Trust to start a new organisation to promote regenerative agriculture and wildlife recovery.



To find out more about the River Action team, please head over to our About page.

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