Group: Trustees


Amanda Simpson

Trustee Born and raised in Staindrop/Barnard Castle. On leaving school became a PA at Boothroyds then moved to Canada for 2½ years where worked as a nanny gaining qualifications in that field. On returning to UK worked in parents shop in Barnard Castle before returning to Boothroyds. Became a farmer’s […]


Robyn Peat

Honorary Vice-Chairperson Partner in chartered surveyors George f White Married with two children on the way to being grown up Born & brought up near Barnard Castle


Roy Oxby

Trustee Retired Bank Official after 35 years with Barclays Plc Now in second occupation as a painter and decorator Committee Member for the Eggleston Agricultural Society Have been visiting Teesdale for almost 40 years and moved to Eggleston in 2004


Carl Stephenson

Trustee Full time Beef & Sheep Farmer with OND in Agriculture Family been on same Teesdale farm for 200 years and knows most of the farming families in Teesdale and surrounding Dales Vice-Chairperson of Middleton-in-Teesdale Farmers’ Mart Ltd Past Chairperson: National Sheep Association Northern Region North of England Mule Sheep […]


Ian Tallentire

Trustee Partner in local garage business – including school transport Background in motor vehicle technology UTASS Trustee since 2009 Endeavours to be a link between community groups Current Chairperson of Middleton + Development Trust Methodist local Preacher UTASS Volunteer and mini bus driver Live and worked in Middleton-in-Teesdale all my […]


Kay Hutchinson

Trustee Full time mother and farmer UTASS Trustee since 2009 Member of the local farming community, with husband and took over a tenanted farm in the Upper Dale in 2005 Fieldsperson for Harrison & Hetherington at Middleton-in-Teesdale Farmers Auction Mart. Actively involved in both committees of High Force and Langdon […]


Richard Matthews

Honorary Chairperson Veterinary Surgeon Has a working knowledge of many farm businesses in the area Born in Australia but moved (when only 3) with parents to a Dairy farm in Yorkshire where he was brought up Managed a Deer farm in Scotland before going to Vet school As a student […]


Louise Dalton

Honorary Secretary Former Nurse From a farming background Married to a Farmer and living in Baldersdale UTASS Trustee since 2009 Member of Teesdale District Lions