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Gordon McGregor Reid

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I was born in Glasgow and, in my youth, worked as a volunteer on refugee resettlement schemes in Africa.

I trained as a research biologist at the Natural History Museum, London and then worked in Nigeria as a Lecturer in Zoology.

I have since had a diverse international career in universities, zoos and museums.

While in London, l also volunteered for the Samaritans for many years.

l came to Malpas in 1992 with my artist wife Sally, previously an NHS Chief Occupational Therapist in psychiatry.

I became Chief Curator and then Director General (CEO) of Chester Zoo (a conservation charity).

In 2013, l retired to become Director Emeritus (with an adjunct position as Visiting Professor at Liverpool Veterinary School, teaching conservation medicine).

I now enjoy working as a part of the local community with people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds.

I am particularly interested in wildlife conservation and environmental issues.

My hobbies are natural history, swimming, DIY, gardening and antique book restoration.

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