Our Trustees

Chairman, Simon Barker

Simon is a Chartered Surveyor with 25 years’ experience and is a Fellow of the Association of  Agricultural Valuers.  He has a first degree in Rural Estate Management and an MBA in Business Management.

Simon has worked for Longdown Management since 1998 and was appointed Managing Director in 2009.  Longdown Management Ltd is the in-house property management company for the Barker-Mill Family Estates, mainly located on the eastern side of the New Forest and ebbing towards Southampton. Simon became Chairman for the Barker-Mill Foundation in June 2023.

Simon is a Committee Member of the Hampshire Branch of the Country Land and Business Association, past Chairman of Hampshire County Growmore Clubs and Chairman of Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset Agricultural Valuers Committee during the 2016 Centenary year.  Simon has also been a Parent Governor of a local primary school.

Simon interests include farming and country pursuits.



Trustee, Richard Moyse

Richard Moyse read Law at Oxford and qualified as a solicitor in 1970. He practised in London and became Senior Partner at Boodle Hatfield, a renowned international private client law firm. His practice revolved around advising families in the UK and internationally. He was a regular lecturer on trust and tax law on the international circuit and was awarded two lifetime achievement awards.


He was for many years a member of the Law Society Tax Committee and was President of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. He first became involved as an advisor to Barker-Mill in the early 1980’s; later being appointed a Trustee in 2000. Richard was Chairman from 2006 to June 2023.

His many interests include choral singing, family history, gardening, watching cricket and travel.



Trustee and Administrator- Chris Gwyn-Evans

Chris Gwyn-Evans is a retired Chartered Surveyor and was appointed as a Trustee in 1995; since then he has also been the administrator of The Foundation.

His association with the Barker-Mill family started in 1973. He was appointed Managing Director of the family’s Estate Management Company in 1977 and is now Chairman of Longdown Management Ltd which is owned by Adam and Amanda Barker-Mill.

Chris was Chairman of the New Forest Agricultural Show Society from 1994 to 2000 and has been closely involved with various New Forest organisations over the years.

Chris is keen on rugby, cooking and travel.