Meet The Team

 

 

Roger Mortlock

Chief Executive

"I joined the Trust in 2013 from the Soil Association where I was Deputy Director and Chair of the Food for Life Partnership. Previously I worked in policy, communications and fundraising roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal College of Nursing and the national volunteer agency, Community Service Volunteers. I also chair the Soil Association Land Trust which holds productive land in trust for future generations. I have a particular interest in land management, and programmes that connect people and nature, especially in relation to health and wellbeing."

 

Dr. Colin Studholme

Director of Policy and Research

"I have worked for the Trust for 21 years, starting as Conservation Officer but now responsible for developing conservation policy and research to establish evidence for our work. I also work to advocate the importance of Gloucestershire's wildlife to the people in the county who make the decisions! I am a trained botanist but have an interest in all wildlife, especially birds."

Elaine Ward

Director of Finance

"I have worked with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust for six years and am responsible for finance, HR and IT and have over 10 years of experience of working in the charity finance sector."

Barbara Williams

Head of Development

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Emma Bradshaw

Head of Communications

“I started as volunteer at Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust in 2000, after graduating from the University of Gloucestershire with a marketing and business degree. I have learnt so much about the wealth of wildlife we have in the county by working here and having a young family I feel passionate about getting children outdoors to actively enjoy it! Within the marketing department I am responsible for print and publications, interpretation, PR and social media amongst other things!”

Liz Parker

Living Landscapes Development Manager

"I have worked for Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust for five years, and for the last eighteen months as Living Landscapes Development Manager, managing a team working in the wider countryside covering the Severn Vale and Cotswold Rivers Living Landscape programmes and the county's Key Wildlife Sites. My background is in project management including overseeing projects in the university and charity sectors. I enjoy wildlife watching both in the UK and overseas with a particular interest in whales and dolphins."

Gareth Parry

Head of Community Programmes

"I joined the Trust following time in local government and the university sector, working in community engagement, project management, teaching and research.  I am passionate about the nature and the huge benefits it can provide to people. My role is to develop exciting programmes that help people to get outside and enjoy Gloucestershire's beautiful landscapes and wildlife. Through this I want to reach a broad range of people and help communities to thrive.  Wildlife fascinates me, but particularly mammals. I sit on the IUCN Species Survival Commission and Otter Specialist group, actively publishing research on British native species."

   

Linda Moore

GCER Development Manager

"I manage the Gloucestershire Centre for Environmental Records (GCER). My work involves designing and managing computer databases, plant and animal identification, liaison with other naturalists and records centres, computer mapping, and contributing to the Wildlife Trust’s business planning process. I have a BSc (Hons) in Ecology; MSc in Environmental Analysis and Assessment; and an IDQ (Identification Qualification) in Vascular Plants. I am also a member of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Managers (MIEEM), and a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv). My favourite area of work is plant identification."

 

Adam Taylor

Head of Land Management

“I joined the Trust in late 2013 after working for Essex Wildlife Trust in a number of roles including managing nature reserves and coordinating the living landscapes initiative. I am passionate about the power of individual action and am a firm believer that every individual can make a difference."