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

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

Our staff

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, Susie Lane
Grassland Conservation Officer: Christa Nelson
Pollinator project Development Manager: Tanya St. Pierre
Pollinator project Development Officer: Lucy Graham

Nature Reserves team

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
Eycott Hill Nature Reserve and Training Officer: Imogen Rutter 
Reserves Officer & South Walney Nature Reserve Warden: Sarah Dalrymple
Gosling Sike Community Gardener & Engagement Officer: Kate Jackson
Nature Reserves Student Placements: Andrew Macaulay, John Rowlands
Plumgarths Gardener: Julia Sier

Education & Volunteering team

Senior Education, Training and Volunteering Officer: Jamie Normington

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: recruiting
Gosling Sike Development Manager: Jody Ferguson
Publicity Officer: Rose Welshman
Publications Officer: Andrea Simpson
Digital Marketing Officer: Mary Greenwood
Membership Recruiters: David Edwards, Phil Evans, Margaret Gray, Robert Wardell
Venue Booker: Joanne Jordan Wall

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: recruiting
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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