Our Team

Buglife has staff spread across the UK


Matt Shardlow

Chief Executive

Fundraising, Communications and Engagement

Paul Hetherington

Director of Fundraising & Communications

Suzanne Burgess

Development Manager

Nikki Banfield

Communications Officer

Beth Barber

Development Officer

Kaitlyn Elverson

Engagement Officer

Naïma Todd

Membership Development Officer

Amy Crawford

Website Content Assistant


Craig Macadam

Conservation Director

Andrew Whitehouse

Head of Operations

Karim Vahed

England Manager

Laura Larkin

Senior Conservation Officer / Species Recovery Officer

Paul Cawsey

Species Recovery Officer

Louis Harrington-Edmans

Conservation Officer

Emily Hughes

Conservation Officer

Alice Parfitt

Conservation Officer

Engagement Officer

Scotland and Northern Ireland Manager

Rebecca Lewis

Senior Conservation Officer (Scotland)

Joshua Clarke

Conservation Officer (Northern Ireland)

Hannah Fullerton

Conservation Officer (Northern Ireland)

Kerry Dodd

Conservation Officer (Scotland)

Caitlin McLeod

Conservation Officer (Scotland)

Sally Morris

Conservation Officer (Scotland)

Kate O'Leary

Conservation Officer (Scotland)

Claire Pumfrey

Conservation Officer (Scotland)

Ruth Quigley

Conservation Officer (Scotland)

Melissa Shaw

Peatland Conservation Officer (Scotland)

Clare Dinham

Head of Cymru

Liam Olds

Conservation Officer (Cymru)

Tawny Clark

Senior Conservation Officer (NAB)

Steve Dixon

Conservation Officer (NAB)

Sarah Hawkes

Conservation Officer (NAB)

Jamie Robins

Programmes Manager

Lucia Chmurova

IIA Officer

Jo Loman

Canvey Wick Community Warden

Rachel Richards

B-Lines Officer

Tom Thomson

GIS Officer

Gemma Waters

Saving Sites Officer

David Smith

Advocacy and Social Change Officer

Shreoshi Das

Policy Assistant


Sally Charge

Head of Finance

Tracy Coull

Finance Officer

People and Culture

Nicola Hewitt

Head of People and Culture

Sobia Gill

People and Culture Administrator


Beata Rajchel

Administration Manager

Kirsty Warren

Supporter Relations Administrator

Interns, Volunteers and Trainees

Alan Stubbs

Vice President & Volunteer

PhD Students

Matthew Wainhouse

(University of Cardiff) – studying fungal ecology in veteran trees

Rose Perkins

(University of Sussex) – studying the environmental fate and impact of fipronil and imidacloprid used in pet flea treatments

Helen Davison

(University of Liverpool) – studying the microbial symbionts of freshwater insects

Matteo Redana

(University of Aberdeen) – studying the thermal impact of dams on freshwater invertebrates

Indie Jones

(University of Liverpool) - studying the impacts of strategic restoration for pollinator connectivity