“Since 2005, DR has helped individuals and communities across the UK through its diverse range of services and vast experience concerning project funding and management. The DR team shares the burden with the client and thereby takes the stress out of funding applications.”
Mary has served as a director of Devon Renaissance since 2006, representing the farming sector and its interests on the board. Mary has lived in the South Hams with her husband and daughter for over 25 years, where her involvement in community affairs has included the Small Farms Association, South Hams Agriculture Forum, Modbury Best Local Foods initiative, Food and Drink Devon.
Mary is also a Partner in the family’s firm, G H W Rosevear & Co, an accountancy and legal practice based in Modbury, Devon where she is currently responsible for governance and compliance. Mary has over 40 years’ experience in marketing and communication, spanning international tourism, conservation and conservation-education awareness, having served as the director of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), a registered UK charity and the umbrella organisation for over 70 zoos in Britain and Ireland also as Marketing & PR Manager at Paignton Zoo (1987-1991) and the World Parrot Trust.
Government appointments have included: the Zoos Forum (1999-2004) [an independent advisory body to the UK Government on zoo-related matters]; the UK Bushmeat Group (2001-2003), chaired by Defra Parliamentary Under-secretary, Barry Gardiner MP; and Barriers to Diversification Group (2006-2007), a time-limited group established in August 2006 by the then Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), David Miliband MP, to investigate barriers to diversification in the rural economy and make recommendations to Government, some of which have been implemented via the planning system.