Sharon Johnson

CEO

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 implemented our new three-year strategy in 2017, and is looking forward to leading GCT through 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.

sharon@gct.org

 

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.

jen@gct.org

 

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.

lisa@gct.org

 

Clare Simm

Communications and Marketing Manager

Clare has worked in wildlife conservation ever since completing her Masters in Conservation Science. As well as working for conservation organisations in the UK, she has lived and worked abroad, including in Australia and Belize. She is responsible for GCT’s communications and marketing and particularly enjoys the challenge that comes with explaining why the Galapagos Islands should matter to UK audiences. She joined GCT in August 2016.

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

clare@gct.org

 

Stephanie Strutt

Trusts Fundraising Manager

Stephanie has more than 20 years’ experience in the non-profit sector, including trusts and statutory fundraising for RSPB and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, and grants management for the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and NESTA. She joined GCT in April 2018 after six years with South Georgia Heritage Trust raising funds for the world’s largest invasive rodent eradication on the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. Stephanie has a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge and an MSc in Environmental Technology (Ecological Management) from Imperial College.

stephanie@gct.org

Kelly Hague

Individual Giving Manager

Kelly’s passion for conservation stems from her late twenties when she spent two and half years travelling through Africa and South and Central America. She had amazing wildlife encounters but also learned about the many issues facing the species and environments she witnessed.  She has now spent over 20 years helping fund environmental projects, through work with BirdLife International, Tree Aid, the Grasslands Trust and the South Georgia Heritage Trust. Kelly joined GCT in May 2018 and is looking forward to encouraging many more people to get involved in supporting the important conservation work taking place in Galapagos.  

kelly@gct.org