Shark Trust Staff

Paul Cox - Managing Director Paul Cox - Managing Director
Joining the team in January 2015, Paul oversees the work of the Trust across all areas of it’s activity with particular focus on enhancing the Trust’s public profile and generating the funds to support the team in their conservation activity. Paul is a Marine Biologist with a Science Communication specialism and has significant previous experience at senior level in a commercially-focused marine conservation charity.

Glenys Heafield - Company Secretary/Head of Finance & Administration.

Glenys Heafield - Company Secretary/Head of Finance & Administration
As the Financial Manager, Glenys is responsible for keeping the Trust solvent. She maintains all the charities accounts and associated budgets. If you purchase anything from the Trust you will have had correspondence with Glenys. In her role as Company Secretary she keeps the Charity legally compliant and deals with company legislative paperwork for both the Charities Commission and Companies House. She has worked for the Trust since March 2000. 

Ali Hood - Director of Conservation.

Ali Hood - Director of Conservation     
Ali works primarily as an advocate for shark conservation management, liaising with the commercial fishing industry, stakeholders and the government. As Director of Conservation she works with the conservation team to develop and deliver conservation and campaign priorities, and to ensure the data and information collated by Shark Trust recording programmes are used to inform decision makers. Ali has been with the Trust since August 2002.

John Richardson - Conservation Officer.

John Richardson - Conservation Officer
Since completing his degree at the University of Otago, New Zealand, John has worked at a marine research station in Co. Cork, followed by two years in marine ecotoxicology in Orkney. Now enjoying the warmer climate and waves of the Southwest, John is currently running the Shark Trust’s Angler Recording Project, as well as working on a range of other projects relating to British species - including Basking Sharks, analysing 25 years of landings by the UK commercial fishing fleet and working with the fishing industry in the north of England.
Cat Gordon - Conservation Officer.

Cat Gordon - Conservation Officer
Since completing a BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology & Coastal Ecology and an MSc in Conservation Biology at the University of Plymouth, Cat has worked in many different areas of conservation, including a Spanish nature reserve, a marine project in Fiji and as part of a safari park's education team. As well as attending conferences, education and outreach events, Cat is Project Officer for the Basking Shark Photo-ID project, so has spent countless hours analysing dorsal fin images, and for the Great Eggcase Hunt documenting eggcase findings. Cat has been at the Trust since 2010.

Hannah Tarrant - Web Editor.

Hannah Tarrant - Website Editor
Since completing a degree in Art and Design, Hannah has managed a number of websites and now combines her interest for the environment by managing the Shark Trust's website, social media and online marketing, ensuring you’re kept up to date with all the latest shark news. She also answers your email enquiries and manages Shark Trust e-volunteers. Hannah joined the Trust in August 2009. 

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