Senior Management Team
Kathy Wormald, Chief Executive Officer
Kathy joined Froglife in 2007, after nearly 20 years in the NGO sector. She has a background in accountancy and management and her broad range of experience includes poverty relief, human rights, environment and conservation; Kathy has been a trustee for the Pesticides Action Network Europe, the Women’s Environment Network and the Bhopal Medical Appeal.
Jenny Tse-Leon, Education & Strategy Manager (Honorary Lecturer at The University of Brighton)
Jenny joined Froglife in 2014 and is the Education & Strategy Manager alongside her honorary lectureship at The University of Brighton. Her expertise is in engaging people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with nature conservation.
Sheila Gundry, Development Manager
Sheila joined Froglife in September 2017 as Development Manager for Education, Learning and Communications. Sheila is a specialist in environmental education – she loves finding creative ways of teaching and learning about the environment. She has extensive experience of managing major projects and developing new ones. She is a qualified secondary school teacher and is particularly interested in active, hands on learning techniques. Outside work she is often to be found exploring wild places and having adventures in the natural world.
Dr. Laurence Jarvis, Science & Research Manager
Laurence joined the Froglife team in 2017 to take up the post of Head of Conservation. Laurence has a long-standing interest in the ecology and conservation of amphibians and completed a PhD on the microhabitat preferences of the Great Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus) in Epping Forest, UK in 2012.
James McAdie, F.E.S Operations Manager
James joined Froglife in 2010 to take over the FACT project (formerly Peterborough Environment Enrichment Project) and since moved on to become the River Nene Dragon Finder Project Manager (until the projects’ end in May 2019) and Head of Projects. He now serves as the Froglife Ecological Services’ (FES) Operations Manager.
Ross Edgar, Conservation Officer
Ross joined Froglife in November 2014 to take over the FACT project (formerly Peterborough Environment Enrichment Project). In 2017 he took over the role of Conservation Officer to manage Hampton Nature Reserve as well as River Nene Dragon Finder Project Officer (until the projects’ end in May 2019). After having his children Ross decided to make a career change and spent 3 years studying Conservation Management at Writtle College, Essex on their foundation degree course.
Holly Freeman, Learning Officer
Holly joined Froglife as Learning Officer for the Green Pathways Project, covering Peterborough, Northamptonshire and the Fenland regions in September 2018. Holly has experience of working with a diverse range of children and young people as a teacher, Learning Officer and in voluntary roles with various charities including Eddie’s Cambridge, KEEN London, Eye Arts Club and the NSPCC.
Emilie Pearson, Trainee Learning Officer
Emilie joined the Froglife team in April 2019 as a Trainee Learning Officer for the Green Pathways Project which covers Peterborough, Northamptonshire and the Fenland regions. She graduated from Bangor University with a BSc in Zoology with Molecular Ecology in 2014. Whilst at university, Emilie was lucky enough to see many of the native reptiles and amphibians, including Natterjack Toads and Sand Lizards.
James Stead, Come Forth for Wildlife Development Manager
James joined Froglife mid-way through the Living Water project in July 2012 but was just in time to start working on Phase 2 of the project. He also worked as the Project Officer for the Scottish Dragon Finder project based in Stirling, but is now the Come Forth for Wildlife Development Manager. James originally studied at the Newton Rigg campus and graduated with a BSc Honours degree in Animal Conservation Science.
Louise Smith, Learning Officer
Louise joined the Froglife team in January 2017 as the Learning Officer working on the Green Pathways project based in the Glasgow Office. Louise is also the Learning Officer for the Green Pathways for Life Project. After graduating in 2015 with an MSc in Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology she had been volunteering with several different conservation charities near Glasgow to increase her land-based conservation experience.
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Emily Millhouse, London T.O.A.D Project Manager
Emily joined Froglife in March 2016 as a Project Officer for The London Dragon Finder Project. She has now taken on the role of London Tails of Amphibian Discovery (T.O.A.D) Project Manager. Emily gained a Biology BSc at the University of Sussex, and spent the rest of her time in rock pools with the Sussex Wildlife Trust as a ShoreSearch Volunteer. After she moved to London, she swapped rockpools for lakes & ponds becoming a volunteer officer for The Conservation Volunteers, helping to manage a 4-acre wetland site and gaining a passion for urban wildlife conservation. The smooth newt is her favourite amphibian, but who doesn’t love their little smiley faces and spotty bellies!
Rebecca Wallbank, London T.O.A.D Project Assistant
Rebecca joined Froglife in Spring 2019. She has a background in creative and technical theatre, but has a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Environmental Sciences. She is thrilled that her bizarre mixture of experience is finally being put to good use all at once! She’s really enjoying taking T.O.A.D. Tails workshops into schools and thinking up creative ways to engage children and adults with their urban wildlife.
Kate Warriner, London T.O.A.D Project Trainee
Kate joined the Froglife team in November 2018 as a Trainee on the London T.O.A.D Project. She has completed an MSc Applied Ecology and Conservation at the University of East Anglia. She has also spent time volunteering in a community engagement role with the Wildlife Trust, and on conservation projects at the Natural History Museum. Kate loves wildlife and finding creative ways to learn about the environment. She is excited to be learning more about amphibians in this role and inspiring others!
Finance and Office Team
Marie Homewood, Finance & Admin Officer
Marie started her working career in the pub trade until she had her children and decided to hang up the party shoes. Not knowing what she really wanted to do she went into the travel industry where she worked within Finance Departments and Aviation Admin. On being made redundant Marie started to study towards her AAT qualification completing Level 3, which lead to getting a role for 4 years in a Data & electrical company where she put into practice her studies and gained great experience. Marie then joined Froglife in October 2014 due to previous employer relocation and the chance to expand her accounting knowledge.
Anne Davies, Consultant Finance Manager
Anne joined Froglife in 2014 assisting with in the finance department. Later in the year, due to staff changes, she took over the Finance Manager role. Anne has over 20 years experience in the field of accountancy, having worked in industry, professional and charity sectors. She now runs an accounts consultancy business offering assistance to all types of businesses. Anne loves the outdoor life- from trekking in China, horse riding locally and walking her 2 cocker spaniels but to name a few of the activities she participates in. If it’s happening in the fresh air, she’ll try and be there!
Ashlea Mawby, Communications & Fundraising Officer
Ash was first involved with Froglife back in 2011 as a participant in the Wildlife Ambassadors project and had been an enthusiastic volunteer thereafter, being awarded various accolades for her commitment. She joined the Froglife staff team in June 2016 as the Conservation Youth Worker Trainee for the Green Pathways project in Peterborough.
Froglife Ecological Services
Kathy Wormald, Director
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James McAdie, Operations Manager
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Michael Hartup, Intern
Michael joined Froglife in 2013 through an internship funded by the Peoples Trust for Endangered Species to investigate small wildlife road tunnels using automated camera systems. Michael has a background in broadcast engineering, and worked for BBC Outside Broadcasts for over ten years. He guaranteed television facilities for some of Europe’s largest live events for Sky, ITV, ESPN and the BBC before moving to special camera projects.
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