Senior Management 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

Barbara has worked from Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust since 2007 in a number of roles. She currently heads up the fundraising team, providing strategic direction and ensuring that our income generation matches our delivery ambitions. She has previously worked for a number of charities, national, regional and local in a range of fundraising disciplines including corporate and community, and now specialises in grant fundraising. She is thrilled to be working to protect the landscape of her childhood, and is passionate about exploring the county with her young family. She believes firmly that if they’re not muddy they’re not having fun!



Liz Parker

Project & Monitoring Manager

"I have worked for Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust for eight years in a number of roles most recently leading on business planning, strategic planning, monitoring of projects and the Trust's governance. 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."


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."