The President and Committee

Roger Head - President 2018

Roger Head - President of The Gloucestershire Society 2018Roger Head was born in Gloucester in 1951 and was educated at the Central Technology School and Gloucester Technical College.  After leaving school he served an apprenticeship at the Jaguar agents in Gloucester.

Roger has had a successful business career spanning over 40 years, primarily in commercial property and telecommunications.

He has been a keen sportsman, playing local rugby, county squash, as well as attaining a black belt in judo.

Roger has taken great pride in restoring Highnam Court, his residence, and gardens to their former glory. He has created an attraction which draws thousands of visitors each year and raises funds for his nominated charities.

Roger is a board member of The Gloucester Regeneration Advisory Board, the Three Counties Agricultural Society, The Pied Piper Appeal which he led for 10 years and The Gloucestershire Community Foundation, which he chaired for 6 years. He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire in 2007.

In 2011 Roger was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in recognition of his long-standing contributions to the County of Gloucestershire, and for his extensive charitable works. Roger served as High Sheriff of Gloucestershire for 2015/16 and was awarded an OBE in 2016 for services to charity.


T. Ross Esq.


Miss Janet Duberley

C. Evans Esq., JP DL

T.A.F. Frost Esq., DL

R. Head OBE DL

Mrs Jane Jenner-Fust, DL

Mrs Judy Pearce

K.T. Pearce Esq.

Mrs Annabella Scott OBE

D.J. Skinner Esq.

Mrs Julie Thomas

Mrs Barbara Tregear

C.D.N. White Esq.

Sir George White, Bt. FSA


M.J.F. Strong Esq. FCA CTA
St. Catherine's Court, Berkeley Place, Bristol, BS8 1BQ

Registered Charity No. 203159