The Carnivorous Plant Society

The Carnivorous Plant Society is a registered Charity, founded in 1978 with the aim of bringing together all those interested in carnivorous plants, both beginners and experts. Membership is open to all individuals and institutions, both amateur and professional.

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This is a list of the committee members with a brief description of their roles. All committee members are elected annually by postal vote. Any member can nominate themselves for election to a committee post. Nomination notices are sent out with the autumn Planta Carnivora.

Dennis Balsdon Chairman Has overall managerial control of the committee and chairs committee meetings.
Fiona Wowra Secretary Responsible for preparing the agenda for, and, taking minutes at AGM, EOS and Committee meetings.
Sheila Little
Seed Bank Organiser Runs and manages the seed bank, ordering seed and distributing it to members.
Phil Wilson Treasurer Responsible for all financial aspects of the Society including running the Society's bank account and providing annual accounts for the AGM.
Ron Satterthwaite Membership Secretary Responsible for keeping a record of all members, recording new memberships and renewals etc.
Andy Loakes
Conservation Officer
Responsible for overseeing the society's conservation policy and for assessing and making recommendations for grants from the society Conservation Fund.

Dianne Riddiford

Events Organiser

Organises CPS meetings and member's open days.

Ian Salter Promotions Sources and sells CPS promotions - t-shirts, mugs etc.

Alex Abrams


Richard Bunn 



Newsletter Editor 

Keeps the Society's collection of printed materials.

Editor of the twice-yearly newsletter sent to all current members of the society.

Richard Bunn

Enquiries Officer 

Responsible for handling all enquiries made to the society and either answering them or diverting them to the relevant committee member.


Richard Bunn & Steve Tatman Internet Officers Responsible for the upkeep of the Society's website and other Internet resources.
(Vacant) Secretary Responsible for Society administration and keeping a minuted record of meetings.

Martin Cheek


Journal Editor



Responsible for the production of the Society's bi-annual newsletter and journal - Planta Carnivora.

Steve Tatman

Assistant Journal Editor

Assists the Publications Editor in sourcing and compiling articles for the Journal.  

Steve Cottell & Paul McKeown

Show Secretaries

Organises displays for flower shows and events.  



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