At the heart of Habitats & Heritage is a small but dedicated and dynamic team of passionate and professional staff and volunteers. Get to know the team and how they make our work possible.
Paul manages our habitats programme, identifying and developing opportunities to engage communities in nature conservation. He is passionate about rewilding the urban environment and helping people to appreciate the beauty and value of our own native species. Drawing on his masters in ecological management and his teaching experience, Paul is determined to engage the next generation as stewards of the urban wild that surrounds them.
Heritage Projects Manager
Stephen manages our heritage programme and previously served as Heritage Projects Officer. He is captivated by the wealth of history contained within London’s buildings and infrastructure – with particular interest in the history of what lies below the surface. This intrigue has led him to undertake substantial research into London’s water supply with focus on efforts to maintain it during the Second World War. Stephen is also a Trustee of the Kempton Great Engines Trust at Kempton Steam Museum.
Heritage Projects Officer
Caitlin is the Heritage Projects Officer in our Heritage programme team, helping to deliver projects for our range of historic sites. She has a background in buildings archaeology and art history, and is passionate about making heritage accessible and engaging to all. Caitlin is also a Historic Environment Consultant with Robinson Wild Consulting.
Nature Conservation Officer
Charlotte is the Nature Conservation Assistant on the Habitats team. She has a passion for wildlife conservation and for showing people how they can help nature in their local area. She enjoys volunteering in roles covering various aspects of wildlife conservation including education, practical conservation, and wild animal rehabilitation
Nature Conservation Assistant
Asa (he/they) is part of the Habitats Team and a trainee through the New to Nature programme. He is interested in urban ecology, woodland habitats and the politics of land access and wildlife protection. He is particularly keen to help break down the systemic barriers that prevent people from engaging with the natural world. Outside of Habitats & Heritage, he organises with movements for climate justice and against immigration detention.
Community Engagement Officer
Sophia is the Community Engagement Officer at Habitats & Heritage, providing support to Friends of Parks groups as well as fostering interconnections amongst different members of the community. With a degree in Human Geography, she is interested in how people engage with nature and is inspired to get more people involved in local environmental work. She also has a strong passion for animals and is keen to get involved in practical conservation projects.
Diana oversees communications for the charity. In addition to managing all Habitats & Heritage’s social media accounts, she also keeps our website and especially our What’s On page up to date. Diana can also support groups in our network to develop their digital skills, support them with website creation and maintenance, develop a social media strategy and running crowdfunding campaigns. Do email her to let her know about any local nature or heritage events you want us to help promote.
Lucia is Events Lead at Habitats & Heritage. She delivers a whole range of fundraising events to inspire and engage our local community. Lucia enjoys the challenges that come with each event but most of all loves doing something meaningful, knowing the money we raise will improve the local nature and heritage she enjoys so much.
Finance & Operations Manager
Stephen has worked on environmental and heritage projects in south and west London for six years. A self-confessed nature lover, Stephen is passionate about the conservation of our natural spaces and the fascinating historic buildings that Habitats & Heritage cares for. He is continually amazed by the inspiration and commitment from all the people whose work and ideas sustain the charity.
TLS Rewilding Arcadia: Partnership, Outreach and Education Officer
Laura is the TLS Rewilding Arcadia: Partnership, Outreach and Education Officer and although employed by H&H, is seconded full time to work with the Thames Landscape Strategy in their rewilding demonstration project funded by the Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The other project partner is the Father Thames Trust.
Energy Projects Administrator
Freya is the Energy Project Administrator in our Climate programme team, helping to keep our work on track and liaise with clients to arrange home energy visits. She has a background working in the charity sector, including at the Holly Lodge Centre in Richmond Park as the Education Centre Coordinator.
Clare is a journalist whose writing focuses on the climate crisis, sustainability and easy to achieve cost saving measures around the home. She joins the team as an energy advisor, running energy cafes, presentations and organising home visits to help residents cut their energy usage and bills – and also reduce their carbon footprint.
Vicky is part of our Climate programme team and is qualified as a solicitor, working as an environmental lawyer for public sector bodies, and as in-house lawyer for a solar power company, before moving into the charity sector in 2011. She has been trustee of a number of charities including Friends of the Earth and SolarAid and enjoys gardening, walking and history.
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