Steering Group

The Steering Group began with four founder members and had grown to nine by May 2016 when a new constitution of GlosCAN was adopted. This requires the Steering Group to have between six and twelve members, who are mutually accountable. All campaigns, actions and public statements under the banner of GlosCAN must be agreed by the Steering Group.
The Steering Group is very open to ideas from other GlosCAN Supporters.
The current Steering Group members are as follows:
James Beecher
Richard Erskine
Richard House
Sarah Lunnon
Richard Maisey
Fred Miller (Treasurer)
Hugh Richards (Chair)
Noel Sharp
Vaughan Webber (Secretary)

More about our Steering Group members

Richard PortraitDr Richard Erskine is a retired information management consultant with a doctorate in natural science, who is Secretary of Nailsworth Climate Action Town (NCAT) Group, has a blog at and speaks on global warming.



home_composting-croppedFred Miller works as a gardener and composter, a children’s forest school leader and ‘earth educator’, an internationalist and dabbler in the music of the Zimbabwean mbira (thumb piano), keen on scything and soil! Studied geology and environmental science at university. Fred says:  ‘I am inspired to work with GlosCAN because it is a campaigning voice and a catalyst for practical sustainable action, both of which are needed. We need a zero carbon vision for Gloucestershire. We need to reduce emissions to 2000 kg CO2 per person per year. GlosCAN could bring many different groups together to strengthen this voice and these actions.’


HR photo 2014Hugh is a Chartered Scientist (geologist) working in nuclear decommissioning, a husband and dad, a keen choral singer and an active member of a local church. ‘Being a geologist makes climate change look worryingly rapid to me. I am convinced that what happens in the next decade or so will almost certainly decide whether a form of human civilization I would want to live in will last beyond this century. A particular concern of mine is to get people talking ( at all levels) about the need for a global regulatory mechanism to limit extraction of fossil carbon. I have written a short note about this, hoping it will help stimulate dialogue about how to achieve this. I am also keen to find ways of addressing climate change that are not adversarial but more in the spirit of a ‘common quest’’


Noel is a Methodist Minister and currently works as the Regional Co-ordinator for Christian Aid in Gloucestershire. He has been involved in Fairtrade, Trade Justice and Transition groups. Noel walks a lot with his wife in the county and together they have begun to walk the South West Coast Path a little at a time.


dscf4765Vaughan is a freelance commercial translator and formerly a teacher of languages. He enjoys reading, walking and gardening, and cycling for everyday and work purposes. He is interested in climate science. He considers that the lessons of history show that current fossil fuel use and the loss of our climate are not somehow ‘normal’, and that we have the free will to choose a better path.

GlosCAN’s Constitution

GlosCAN’s Constitution can be downloaded here Constitution v 4-1.