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 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.


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.


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.


Verity Ramsay

Communications & Marketing Manager (Maternity Cover)

Verity started her career at a public relations agency representing London’s top retail destinations and later went on to pursue a career in international destination PR and marketing, working with clients such as Tourism Malaysia and Inspired by Iceland. After taking some time out to travel extensively and living in Australia for two years, Verity returned to London looking to pursue a career in conservation and joined GCT as Communications & Marketing Manager (Maternity Cover) in June 2019.

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

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.