Meet our staff

Meet our staff

Richard Grindle

Richard Grindle

Chief Executive Officer

Chris marten

Development and communications


John Hughes - Development Manager

Stuart Edmunds - Communications Officer / Pine Marten Project Officer

Eleanor Healey - Development Officer

Sarah Gibson - Communications Officer

Chris Marten the pine marten

Ellie WIldlings

People and WIldlife team


Helen Trotman - People and Wildlife Manager

Marina Churm – Supporter Relationship Officer – Volunteers and Groups

Bryony Carter - Education and Learning Manager

Ellie Larkham - People and Wildlife Officer

Ellie Leach - Nature Friendly Schools Officer

Diane Monether - Feed the Birds Project Officer

Tom Howells - Growing Confidence Project Officer

Kat Hinton - Growing Confidence Project Officer


Business Engagement



Craig Baker - Business Engagement Manager


Sheila and Heather

Finance, IT and HR


Heather Bennett - PA to CEO

TBC - Finance Manager

Elaine Gibson - Finance and Admin Officer

Chris Powell - Finance Assistant

Tim Brewer - IT Officer

Growing COnfidence

Conservation and Reserves Team


Jan McKelvey - Conservation Manager

Carl Pickup - Reserves Manager

Joe Phillips - Evidence and Data Officer and Nature Recovery Networks Officer for the Wildlife Trusts

Matt Hawkins - Community Reserves Officer

Gareth Egarr - Reserves Officer North

Clive Dean - Reserves Officer South

Matt Ward - Reserves Officer



Rivers Team


Pete Lambert - Rivers Project Manager

Luke Neal - Rivers Project Deputy Manager

Cath Edwards - STEPS and FaPCW Advisor (Shropshire Wildlife Trust/Severn Trent Water Partnership)

Ric at Hadnall

Membership and Recruitment


Gary de Saram - Supporter Relationship Manager

Nush Nutting - Supporter Relationship Officer

Ric Morris - Recruiter

Hywe Roberts - Recruiter

Alec Connah - Recruiter

Steve Thomas - Recruiter

Mark Whittle - Recruiter

Dr Cath Price - Membership Engagement Officer

The Cut Visitor Centre

Visitor Services


Lizzie Stuart - Visitor Centre Manager

Whixall Moss aerial

Marches Mosses BogLIFE project


Mike Crawshaw - Marches Mosses Engagement Officer

Cathie Sleigh – Marches Mosses Marketing Officer

Anna Martin – Marches Mosses Events Officer