Our people

About us

Our people

Chris Davies

People are at the heart of Avon Wildlife Trust.

We are extremely grateful for the help of our incredible community of over 18,000 members, 1,000 enthusiastic volunteers, and all our partners, funders and supporters. Our dedicated staff team work with all our community of supporters so that together we can restore nature and enable wildlife to thrive across our region.

Meet the team

If you would like to get in touch, get involved or to find out more about the Trust’s work, our staff team would be delighted to hear from you. *Indicates part-time staff


Ian Barrett - Chief Executive

Amy Coulthard - Director of Conservation and Delivery Programmes

Jane Davis - Director of Finance and Resources*

Living Landscapes

Amy Couthard - Director of Conservation and Delivery Programmes

Tim Curley - Living Landscape Projects Manager

Bernie D'Arcy - Living Landscape Manager

Rosie Maple - Living Landscape Officer

Charlotte Targett - Living Landscape Assistant

Jenny Greenwood - Monitoring & GIS Officer and Living Landscape Assistant

Communities and Engagement

Lisa Jones - Nature and Wellbeing Programme Manager

Kelly Bray - Wellbeing with Nature Project Manager

Jason Leck - Wellbeing with Nature Project Officer*

Mhairi Cornish - Wellbeing with Nature Project Officer

Lucy Hellier - Learning Development Manager

Freya Morgan - Learning Development Officer*

Stephanie Sharkey - Learning Administration Officer*

Hannah Welsh - My Wild City Community Engagement Officer*

Irene Correia - People & Wildlife Manager

Nicole Daw - People & Wildlife Officer*

Catherine Ware -Our Bright Future Project Officer*

Dani Smith - Our Bright Future Project Officer

George Cook - Our Bright Future Communications and Engagement Officer*

Stuart Gardner - WENP Manager

Finance and Resources

Jane Davis - Director of Finance and Resources*

Paul McCormack - Finance Manager 

Freiny Miles - Finance and Resources Manager

Sarah Brander - Accountant*

Neil Pettit - Accounts Assistant

Steve Beary - Estates & Business Development Project Manager (outsourced)

Helen Adams - HR Consultant* (outsourced)

Andrea Lakin - Health and Safety Consultant* (outsourced)

Fundraising, Membership and Communications

Emily Millington - Head of Fundraising*

Nicole Squire - Head of Fundraising*

Georgia Moore - Supporter Care and CRM Manager

Sarah Mitchell - Communications Officer 

Sam Pullinger - Grant Development Officer*

Emily Herbert - Supporter Data Officer*

Grow Wilder

Matt Cracknell - Grow Wilder Project Manager

Rachael Dodd - Grow Wilder Project Officer*

Shaun Waycott - Grow Wilder Project Assistant Wildflower Nursery*

Folly Farm Centre

Contact Folly Farm Centre, including booking enquiries, by phone, 01275 331590, or email, info@follyfarm.org, or visit Folly Farm’s website.

Jane Davis - Centre Director*

Clare Withyman - Centre Manager (outsourced)

Mark Withyman - Management Cover & Support (outsourced)

Sean Byrne - Marketing Manager* 

Hannah Read - Event Administrator*

Chantal Chorley - Cleaning Supervisor*

Aime Evans - Caretaker (outsourced)

Wild Service

Boyd Henderson - Wild Service Business Manager (based at Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust)
info@wildservice.net  01452 699 190

General enquiries

Contact us by phone, 0117 917 7270, or email, mail@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk, or use our Contact Us form.


(c) Steve Nicholls

President and Vice-Presidents

Avon Wildlife Trust’s President is Simon King OBE, and we have three Vice-Presidents supporting the Trust: Mark Carwardine, Mike Dilger, and Kevin McCloud.



The governing body of Avon Wildlife Trust is an elected board of volunteer trustees. Trustees play a vital role in all aspects of our work.

Meet our trustees