After a degree in Mathematics, Will qualified as an actuary and then spent most of his career being responsible for the investments of a large pension fund. He retired from this role in 2011 but retains a keen interest in business, economics and the investment markets. Will was recruited as a Trustee in 2007 and since then has chaired the Investment Committee. This is responsible, acting through professional managers, for looking after the Trust’s reserve fund the main purpose of which is to provide for any large and unexpected repair and maintenance bills on the Bridge.
“My parents moved to Bristol when I was 5 and we lived on the edge of the gorge which had a view of the Bridge. So I have grown up with the image of the Bridge, remembering, in particular, the excitement when it was first illuminated for the centenary in 1964! I was therefore thrilled to become a Trustee and to be able to help preserve this wonderful structure for generations to come. It is rare that a really important piece of architectural heritage is also a key part of a city’s transport system: therein lies the challenge for the management team.”