The Species Recovery Trust comprises a small team of specialist staff and a network of volunteers and experts across the country
Dominic Price - Director
Dominic Price is one of the UK's foremost species conservation experts with over sixteen years experience in the field. He formerly worked on Plantlife's species recovery programme, as well as stints working for conservation organisations across the world. He is also an accomplished botanical tutor, running courses for a wider range of organisations. Dominic makes regular appearances in the media to talk about conservation issues.
Dr Charlotte Carne - Programmes Manager
Charlotte completed a PhD on the conservation of orangutans and chimpanzees, exploring the potential effects of climate change and disease.
She manages several of our conservation programmes, focussing on invertebrate species in the south of England.
Bex House - Conservation Officer
Bex has been working in conservation for many years promoting the benefits of enjoying the natural world and safeguarding the natural environment for the future.
Following completion of BSc, MSc and a PGCE Bex gained employment at TCV, Plantlife International and The Marine Biological Association. This gave her the opportunity to develop a suite of skills aimed at enabling more people to share her enthusiasm for the outdoor environment.
Vicky Wilkins - Programmes Manager
Vicky is a highly skilled and experienced species conservationist; she has worked in the conservation sector both here in the UK and internationally for over 15 years. Specialising in invertebrate conservation, she provides advice to NGOs, universities, corporates, and governments.
She is leading on invertebrate recovery projects for SRT, with a focus on the North of England.
Holly Stanworth - Conservation Officer
Holly has been inspired by nature since a very young age, and has traveled the world to help conserve our rarest animals and habitats. But more recently, due to the current climes, she has set her aspirations to safeguard UK biodiversity. She is involved with botanical surveying, hazel dormouse monitoring, habitat restoration, and in general, adores our natural world.
Her career was kicked off with a BSc in Botany and Zoology, swiftly followed by conservation work with the RSPB, local authorities and Wildlife Trusts. The last ten years have been spent in professional ecology, perfecting the art of balancing development with conserving our natural assets. Botanical conservation is at the heart of her passion, and she will be assisting with the long-term resurrection of our rarest plant species across the south-east.
Claire Bending - Northern Gentian Officer
Claire is a Farm Conservation Adviser who has worked for a number of different organisations including the North York Moors National Park and the National Trust, and also works freelance. She has a passion for plants and has been fortunate to work all round the UK in many beautiful places and fascinating habitats.
However she has also seen first hand how fragmented and vulnerable many of our habitats and species are and is committed to helping to reverse this worrying trend wherever she can.
Leif Bersweden - Conservation Officer
Leif Bersweden is a rising star in the world of botany, he is the author of the highly acclaimed 'The Orchid Hunter' and co-author of the Winter Trees Guide. He is currently completing his PhD on Orchids and assists with our training programme and field surveys.
Jed Hamblin-Boone - Chairman
Jed was lucky enough to grow up in the British countryside and has been inspired by nature for as long as he can remember. His awareness and concern for environmental issues began when he teamed up with our Director, Dom, in the mid-90s and became infected by Dom's passion for wildlife and environmental campaigning.
He went on to complete his masters degree in Philosophy and the Environment in which he specialised in our duties to conserve species. As well as being our chair he now heads up the Environment Agency's land and property function, as well as being a keen mountaineer and cyclist.
Nicholas Berry - Trustee
Nicholas Berry works in the City as a media and entertainment lawyer, and is the trust’s treasurer. He is based in London but maintains a strong link with the countryside, in particular long distance walking.
Fiona Jones-Perrott - Trustee
Fiona teaches geography at a secondary school in Salisbury. She enjoys spending as much time outside as possible, walking and exploring the countrside with her family.
Catherine Hadler - Trustee
Catherine is a conservation ranger who looks after wildlife and nature across several sites in South West Hampshire. She thrives off of conserving nature on her sites and seeing species benefit as a result. A cheese lover and ardent home brew maker using natures' bounty, she likes to roam to far flung places and hike up big mountains across the world.
Dr Clive Bealey - Associate
Clive Bealey is a professional ecologist with particular interests in wading birds and lowland heath ecology. He worked for Natural England for many years running a national environmental monitoring project, and now runs a successful consultancy, specialising in long-term monitoring and biodiversity conservation
Sharon Pilkington - Associate
Sharon is a professional botanist and bryologist with many years’ experience of the British flora. As a county recorder of plants and bryophytes, she spends a lot of her spare time leading field meetings and training events and is an experienced tutor. She is currently undertaking a systematic survey of Somerset for a forthcoming new county bryophyte flora and is also managing a team of voluntary botanists in Wiltshire to collect records for the next BSBI atlas of plants in the British Isles.
Dr Keith Alexander - Associate
Keith is a leading expert on the conservation of terrestrial invertebrates in the UK, with a special interest in saproxylic (decaying wood) invertebrates and veteran trees. He is the Honorary Specialist Adviser to the IUCN on European Saproxylic Beetles and joint author of the 2010 European Red List of Saproxylic Beetles.
Dr Phil Wilson - Associate
Phil Wilson is one of the most eminent experts on species conservation in the UK. He specialises in vascular plants, and particularly rare arable flora.