Meet the team

We’re lucky to have such a multi-talented and dedicated team working here on the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area across Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire! Let’s introduce you to them…

Team Leader Ann

I’m excited to be part of an amazing team and incredibly proud of the wardens and the way they share their enthusiasm with people of all ages!”

Team Leader Ann

Data Analyst Daria

“I have a passion for nature conservation and enjoy sharing the science, especially with younger generations! Lasting passion for conservation comes from making a strong connection with nature.”

Data Analyst Daria

Warden Jo

“I love being part of the interactive dog walking community at Heathland Hounds. Members do such a great job of sharing news and reporting on #GreenspaceOnYourDoorstep walks. It’s invaluable!”

Warden Jo

Education & Engagement Officer Michael

I love education because every day offers an opportunity to connect someone with something magical. If you’re a teacher or group leader interested in finding out about local wildlife, do get in touch!”

Education & Engagement Officer Michael

Warden Mike

“84% of UK heathland has already been lost and 50% of that is since World War II! The speed of loss is staggering, but it’s reassuring to know that the trend is being reversed locally by the hard work of heathland managers.”

Warden Mike

Warden Nicky

“I’m so proud of all our wonderful Heathland Hounds members, they’re such amazing ambassadors for responsible dog walking and such great ‘eyes n ears’ on the Thames Basin Heaths!”

Warden Nicky

Warden Rupert

I can’t wait to hear the mysterious churring of nightjars at dusk in June. Every year, these amazing birds fly over 4,000 miles from Africa, choosing the same precious spot of heath, to nest and rear their young!”

Warden Rupert

Communications Officer Sarah

“The more I learn about heathland, the more I’m blown away by it! If you’ve been taking your local heath for granted, join us for Heath Week 2021, I’d relish the opportunity to change your mind!”

Communications Officer Sarah

Project Manager Ruth

I firmly believe that engagement with, and understanding of, the landscape in which we live is the key to a happy, fulfilled life!”

Project Manager Ruth

Warden Tim

“It’s a privilege to work outdoors, protecting heathland, one of the planet’s rarest habitats. I’ve always lived next to Chobham Common, so it’s exciting to be looking after a place I’m so closely connected to.”

Warden Tim

Warden Zoe

“How lucky am I to be a warden on the Thames Basin Heaths? I really enjoy getting people excited about local heathland and protecting its wildlife. I’m eager to explore our Greenspace on your doorstep walks and to get to know our partner organisations!”

Warden Zoe

Warden Ben

“I’m looking forward to the rejuvenation of nature in the summer months. It’s such an uplifting time! As we emerge from lockdown I have a new appreciation for the outdoors and its value for our health.”

Warden Ben

Warden Val

“I’m loving the opportunity to explore the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area, enjoying the diversity of species and sharing conversations with visitors.”

Warden Val

Warden Andi

I’ve been fascinated by reptiles since I was a teenager, they’re so cool and exotic! It’s awesome to know we have all six species of UK reptile here on the Thames Basin Heaths.”

Warden Andi
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