MATT EASTER

MATT EASTER

TRT CEO

As CEO, Matt is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the organisation. He reports directly to the Board of Trustees.

ALAN GRAHAM

ALAN GRAHAM

Technical Specialist

Alan designs and manages a wide range of river restoration and enhancement projects across the Trent catchment. Alan specialises in the design and construction of Natural Flood Management (NFM) measures.

EMMA SMAIL

EMMA SMAIL

River Mease Project Manager

Emma manages river restoration and phosphate reduction projects in the Mease catchment; has experience in catchment advice (FACTS certified), agricultural research and ecological surveying.

ALISON THORNHILL

ALISON THORNHILL

Trent Valley Way Project Officer

Alison is working to create a stretch of the Trent Valley Way from Rugeley to Shardlow. Alison has a strong background in the management and interpretation of heritage, conservation projects and community engagement

DR SCOTT MCKENZIE

DR SCOTT MCKENZIE

Senior Catchment Manager (Central)

Scott is an experienced ecologist, specialising in freshwater ecosystems and habitat restoration - with a particular interest in improving fish passage. In his role Scott develops catchment-scale projects that aim to improve biodiversity, water quality and provide a variety of ecosystem services

HELEN CAULDWELL

HELEN CAULDWELL

Finance Manager

Helen is responsible for the financial management of the charity, providing support to the CEO and Board of Trustees

RUTH NEEDHAM

RUTH NEEDHAM

Senior Catchment Manager (West)

Ruth is an aquatic ecologist specialising in ecology, wetlands, flood risk management and hydromorphology. Ruth develops and leads many high profile projects including SuDS schemes and the Trent Valley Way.

VANESSA SUMPMAN

VANESSA SUMPMAN

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Vanessa manages communication activities across the entire catchment. She has a background in Marketing and Environmental Leadership and Management. As part of her degree, she has specialised in water and ecology.

AMY TAYLOR

AMY TAYLOR

Farm Advisor

Amy works with farmers and landowners to provide catchment advice, with a focus on the River Eye. She has a background in geology and agriculture.

ANTON CANNELL

ANTON CANNELL

Environmental Technical Officer

Anton is a Landscape Architect and provides technical support in the design and implementation of projects including, biodiversity enhancement, improving water quality, natural flood management, habitat creation and connectivity, river restoration and pollution reduction.

TINA BARDILL

TINA BARDILL

Rural Catchment Project Officer

Tina provides environmental advice and support to farmers and landowners, focusing principally on the Dove and Derwent catchments. She also coordinates the Dove Catchment Partnership.

KIM JENNINGS

KIM JENNINGS

Senior Catchment Manager (East)

Kim is an ecologist specialising in freshwater ecology and river restoration. Kim has extensive experience of weir removal schemes, catchment level assessments and developing restoration plans.

NICK WILDING

NICK WILDING

Senior Catchment Restoration Officer

Nick is an aquatic ecologist supporting Natural Flood Management (NFM) and river restoration projects across the catchment. He has a background in ecological monitoring and environmental modelling.

COLLEEN LAYTON

COLLEEN LAYTON

Engagement Officer

Colleen works on engaging with local communities, businesses and education sectors, providing river habitat restoration within the tributaries of the Rivers Trent, Amber, Derwent and Erewash. Colleen has a background in Heritage Construction and Environmental Consultancy.