Robin Grove-White


  • BA Oxford University (Politics, Philosophy & Economics) 1971.
  • PhD Bangor University (Welsh History) 2012.
  • Professor (Emeritus) of Environment and Society, Lancaster University 2000-present.

Background and Experience

  • Born in Dublin, 1941. Raised in Anglesey. Lives in Llanfechell.
  • Former environmental activist, lobbyist and organiser at local, national and EU levels.
  • National Director, Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (1981-87).
  • Chair, Greenpeace UK (1998-2004); Trustee, Greenpeace International.
  • Director, Centre for the Study of Environmental Change, Lancaster University (1990-2004).
  • Chair of advisory board, Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates, Bangor University (2014-present).
  • Co-founder/chair of Siop Mechell, Llanfechell’s community café & hub (2014-present).


  • Extensive experience of voluntary sector organisations and activities, at both local and national levels.
  • Light-footed innovation in community organisations.
  • Negotiation with public authorities and funding bodies.
  • Fund-raising and publicity for small third sector bodies.