Our Team

Buglife has staff in many parts of the UK


Matt Shardlow

Chief Executive

Communications and Fundraising

Paul Hetherington

Director of Fundraising & Communications

Suzanne Burgess

Development Manager Scotland and Northern Ireland

Holly McCain

Development Officer England and Wales

Alison Weatherhead

Membership Development Officer

Nikki Banfield

Communications Officer

Conservation Team

Craig Macadam

Conservation Director

Andrew Whitehouse

Head of Operations

Natalie Stevenson

Scotland and Northern Ireland Manager

Claire Pumfrey

Conservation Officer (Scotland)

Melissa Shaw

Peatland Conservation Officer (Scotland)

Rebecca Lewis

Conservation Officer (Scotland)

Clare Dinham

Head of Cymru

Tom Bucher-Flynn

Conservation Officer (Cymru)

David Kilner

Conservation Officer (Cymru)

Liam Olds

Conservation Officer (Cymru)

Emily Shaw

Conservation Officer (Cymru)

Hayley Herridge

Conservation Officer

Kate Jones

Conservation Officer

Kaitlyn Elverson

Assistant Conservation Officer

Laura Larkin

Conservation Officer

Scarlett Weston

Assistant Conservation Officer

Alice Parfitt

Conservation Officer

Jamie Robins

Programme Manager

Tom Thomson

GIS Officer

B-Lines Officer

David Smith

Advocacy and Social Change Officer


Paula Smith

Head of Finance

Tracy Coull

Finance Officer

People and Culture

Kathryn Allen

Head of People and Culture


Beata Rajchel

Administration Manager

Supporter Relations Administrator

Interns, Volunteers and Trainees

Alan Stubbs

Vice President & Volunteer

PHD Students

Stephanie Skipp

(University of East London) – studying invertebrates of veteran tree

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