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Who we are
Natura International's Board of Trustees consists of very experienced professionals with varied expertise.
Dr Tim Hedges (Chairman) is an ecology graduate with a particular interest in developing a holistic and sustainable approach to landscape-scale conservation. He is a former civil servant with extensive experience of land use planning and biodiversity. He has previously been the co-chair of the East of England Biodiversity forum and evaluated LIFE projects for the UK government.
Dr Britt Cordi, Chief Executive Officer, is one of the founders of Natura International. Previously, workied as Principal Specialist for Natural England, overseeing the relationships with the nature conservation organisations. Before that she led the European work of English Nature influencing EC policies, funding and legislation and fostering relationships with key policy players at both EU and national levels. Previously she coordinated the European Conservation Programme for RSPB. She is experienced in coordinating and facilitating large conservation projects and partnerships in the UK and Eastern Europe. Britt is also a Trustee of the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust.
Daniel Piec, Head of Conservation, MSc, is a co-founder of Natura currently working as Natura's Head of Conservation. He previously worked for the Froglife Trust as Head of Conservation. He was also the Site and Project Manager for BirdLife Poland. He has experience in preparing and managing conservation projects. He is an ornithologist with many years experience in bird conservation and monitoring, previously working for BirdLife Poland, Institute for Ornithology Polish Academy of Science and RSPB.
Dr Piotr Tryjanowski is one of the most active avian ecologists and researchers in Poland, publishing in many high profile journals, including Nature. He was previously a Trustee of Birdlife Poland and is an advisor to EcoFund evaluating conservation projects submitted to the Fund.
Prof. Laurence Mee is Director of Scottish Association for Marine Science. Previously, he was Director of the Marine Institute at the University of Plymouth. He is an acknowledged international expert in marine and coastal policy and was formerly the Coordinator for the UN Global Environmental Facility on the Black Sea Environmental Programme.
Dr Mike Moser was previously Acting Chairman of English Nature and is now a part-time independent consultant. He has extensive international experience in nature conservation, particularly wetlands and migratory water birds. He has professional relations with more than 50 countries worldwide and is acting as Senior Project Advisor for UNDP/GEF projects.
Prof. William Sutherland Prof. William Sutherland holds the chair of Conservation Biology in Department of Zoology at University of Cambridge. He has wide interests in conservation biology, especially predicting the impacts of environmental change, with main focus on bird populations. William promotes evidence-based conservation to collate experience of the effectiveness of interventions. He established the website www.conservationevidence.com, which collates scientific knowledge to advise practitioners.
Dr Roger Mitchell was formerly Chief Scientist of Corrour Lands Ltd., Chairman of the Management Board of the Corrour Trust, Environmental Director of the Arcadia Fund, and Conservation Advisor to Ingleby Farms. He has also held the posts of International Chief Scientist of the Earthwatch Institute; National Manager for Species and Biodiversity at English Nature, which included management of the Species Recovery Programme contributing to the UK Biodiversity Action Plan and the England Biodiversity Strategy; Head of Marine Conservation Science for the Nature Conservancy Council and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee; and Senior Scientist in coastal management in the former Department of the Environment. Roger is also a member of the Conservation Science Group at Cambridge University, a member of the Cambridge Conservation Forum and a Trustee of the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust.
Lars Briggs, MSc, is an independent ecological consultant from Denmark (Amphi Consult) currently living in Poland. His company manages two large Life projects covering several European countries, such as Germany, Denmark, Lithuania, Poland and Estonia. He is a herpetologist with many years of experience in managing habitats for amphibians.
Alan Bowley has been Site Manager for Natural England and before that English Nature for 30 years. He is the manager of Woodwalton Fen National Nature Reserve since 1991, with responsibility for Natural England's involvement in Wicken Fen and initiated the Fen habitat network. He has thorough experience of managing varies habitats and practical conservation projects in Britain.
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