Who we are

Meet the staff

We work out of three UK bases around Cumbria. Our Northern office at Gosling Sike near Carlisle, our Southern office at Plumgarths on the outskirts of Kendal, and our South Walney Nature Reserve near Barrow-In-Furness.

Our board of trustees

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Chair of the Board: David Sharrod
Treasurer: Julie Barrett
Secretary: John Handley
Conservation Committee Chair: Peter Woodhead
Development Committee Chair: Graham Hooley
Trustees: Philip Byle, Emily Coates, Volker Deecke, Cressida Inglewood, Jane Wilson
President: Lord Inglewood
Vice Presidents: Kathleen Atkinson, Pippa Bonner, Susan Garnett, Geoffrey Halliday, David Hill, Sir Martin Holdgate, Susan Johnson, Dr. Anne Powell OBE, Margaret Sutcliffe, Judith Wallen

Our staff

Senior Management Team

CEO: Stephen Trotter
Conservation Manager: David Harpley
Development Manager: Helen Duxbury
Finance & Administration Manager: Chris Haddock

Wider Countryside team

Senior Conservation Officer: Neil Harnott
Senior Living Landscapes Officer: Graham Jackson-Pitt
Apprentice Conservation Officers:  Jade Allen, Melanie Shears
Senior Marine Conservation Officer: Emily Baxter
Red Squirrels Northern England Project Manager: Simon O'Hare
Peatland Restoration Officers: Simon Thomas, Heidi Buck (Susie Lane)
Conservation Officer: Mike Sturt
Grassland Conservation Officer: Christa Nelson
Get Cumbria Buzzing! Project Manager: Tanya St. Pierre
Get Cumbria Buzzing! Project Officer:  Lucy Graham 
Get Cumbria Buzzing! Finance & Administration Officer: Keira Booth

Nature Reserves team

Reserve Officers -  View staff Bios

Senior Reserves Officer: Joe Murphy
South Western Reserves Officer: Peter Jones
Southern Reserves Officer: Paul Waterhouse
Eastern Reserves Officer: Andrew Walter
Northern Reserves Officer: Kevin Scott
Reserves Officer & South Walney Nature Reserve Warden: Sarah Dalrymple
Staveley Woodlands Officer: Danielle Chalmers
Eycott Hill Nature Reserve and Training Officer: Imogen Rutter 
Gosling Sike Community Gardener & Engagement Officer: Kate Jackson
Nature Reserves Student Placements: Oscar Adams, Jess Cowburn, Cameron Titorenko
Plumgarths Gardener: Julia Sier

Education & Volunteering team

Senior Education, Training and Volunteering Officer: Jamie Normington  - View staff Bio

Development team

Development Manager: Helen Duxbury
Individual Giving Officer: Sonya Skinner
Senior Fundraising Officer: Hazel Jones
Senior Development Officer: Michelle Waller
Membership Development Officer: Katie Keighley
Senior Marketing Officer: Charlotte Rowley
Eycott Hill Communication and Events Officer: Nichola Jackson
Gosling Sike Development Manager: Jody Ferguson
Publicity Officer: Rose Welshman
Publications Officer: Andrea Simpson
Digital Marketing Officer: Mary Greenwood
Membership Recruiters: Eve Borrino,  David Edwards, Phil Evans, Margaret Gray, Chris Rigby, Stella Robinson, Robert Wardell
Venue Booker: Steph Bennett

Finance and Membership team

Finance and Administration Manager: Chris Haddock
Finance Assistant: Faye Crawford
Senior Facilities Officer: Rob Davies
Senior Membership & Data Administrator: Kate Harnott
Membership & Data Administrator: Kate Wenham
Membership & Data Administrator: Sonya Skinner
Senior Personnel Officer: Claire Ladell
Senior Administration Officer: Justine Burton
Administration Officer: Albert Evans
Administration Assistant: Rosabel Fowkes

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