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

Head of Programmes

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 programmes.


Mike Crossley

Head of Fundraising and Communications

Mike has a degree in marketing and joined GCT in February 2021 from the Marine Conservation Society where he fundraised for seven years. Mike has over twelve years of fundraising and communications experience in animal and conservation charities. Prior to this he worked for over twenty years in the toys, telecoms, tobacco and publishing sectors in a variety of marketing roles. 

Mike is passionate about wildlife conservation, reducing plastics in the environment, protecting megafauna and strongly believes in reconnecting people to nature.

Please contact Mike with any general fundraising, communications or marketing opportunities.

Kelly Hague

Senior Philanthropy 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. Having joined GCT in May 2018, Kelly helps people make a difference through their support of important conservation work taking place in Galapagos.

Please contact Kelly with any individual giving or corporate queries.

Andy Donnelly

Lead Flagship Programmes Consultant

Andy Donnelly has a marine science background with 30 yrs experience in research, education and policy. A BSc hons Zoology and MSc Aquaculture graduate from UCW Aberystwyth and University of Stirling he has worked in the Atlantic,  North Sea, Mediterranean, Southern and Eastern Tropical Pacific. He was a Senior Scientist with the Joint Nature Conservation Committee before moving to Australia to work with The Australian Museum as Partnerships Manager and subsequently Earthwatch Australia as Head of Programmes and Deputy CEO. Specialising in multi-disciplinary cross-sector partnerships for the last 15 years, a number of award winning programmes he initiated continue to run at continental scales with citizen science a key element. Andy now works as a consultant to not-for-profits, corporates and philanthropists developing programmes for conservation and social outcomes.

Lisa Wheeler

Office and Projects 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 and became Projects Manager in 2020.

Please contact Lisa about any administrative matters or GCT projects, including Discovering Galapagos.