Sharon Johnson


Sharon has worked in the voluntary sector for over 15 years, both in the UK and abroad, undertaking various conservation projects including working for the Indonesian Forestry Commission in Borneo; the Royal Society of Nature Conservation in the Seychelles and as a warden for Birds Australia. Sharon joined GCT in 2015 from Trees for Cities where she spent nine years as Development Director, before being appointed as Chief Executive. Sharon is looking forward to leading GCT into our next stage of development.

Please contact Sharon if you have questions, queries or comments about GCT’s current activities and plans for the future.


Jen Jones

Projects Manager

Jen has a Masters in Marine Biology and a long-standing passion for all things conservation-related. She is responsible for managing GCT’s projects portfolio, both in Galapagos and the UK, and the Discovering Galapagos education programme. She is particularly passionate about science communication and education. 

Please contact Jen regarding any of GCT’s projects including Discovering Galapagos.


Lisa Wheeler

Office Manager

Lisa has a degree in Zoology and a Masters in Conservation Science. She is passionate about sustainability and conservation of endemic species. She has volunteered both in South Africa and the UK before joining the GCT team in August 2014 as a volunteer working on the Discovering Galapagos website. Before GCT, she worked with Botanic Gardens Conservation International red listing trees of Asia and America. She joined GCT as a member of staff in April 2015 as the Office Manager.

Please contact Lisa about any administrative matters at GCT.


Robert Chetwood

Membership & Individual Giving Manager

Rob has been a fundraiser in the non-profit sector for over 5 years, specialising in individual giving and marketing. Prior to working with GCT, Rob worked in environmental programmes for the energy regulator OFGEM, as well as in the field of environmental lobbying.  Rob is looking forward to bringing his energy and enthusiasm towards the conservation challenges that face the GCT and how we further engage our members.

Please contact Rob for any questions you may have regarding membership at GCT.

Clare Simm

Communications and Marketing Officer

Clare has worked in wildlife conservation ever since completing her Masters in Conservation Science. She is responsible for GCT’s communications and marketing and is particularly interested in informing new audiences about why the Galapagos Islands matter. 

Please contact Clare with any GCT communications, press or marketing queries.


Ben Stockwell

Communications and Membership Assistant

Ben has a Masters in Conservation Ecology and a background in community engagement in urban conservation. He is responsible for ongoing communications, including publicising project updates and events, as well as handling administrative duties for memberships and merchandise sales.