Consortium Members

Meet the NHC Steering Group

Each of the members of the Natural History Consortium is actively involved in setting the agenda for NHC activities and programmes through the NHC Steering Group, as well as specific planning committees and consultation groups for each of the major programmes.


Amy Coulthard – Avon Wildlife Trust

Director of Conservation & Delivery Programmes

Mark Minkley – Bath & North East Somerset Council

Environment and Design Manager

Stephanie Marshall – BBC

Head of BBC West

Richard Ennion – Bristol City Council

Environmental Improvement Manager

Ray Barnett – Bristol City Council

Head of Collections & Archives at Bristol Culture

Simon Garrett – Bristol Zoo Gardens

Head of Public Engagement

Sally Read – Defra

Policy Advisor, Connecting People with the Environment Team

Nicola Graham – Forestry England

Centenary Programmes Officer

Rosa Blanch – Forestry England

Programmes Manager

Anna Russell – National Trust

Assistant Director Consultancy

Susan Hayward – National Trust

South West Consultancy Curator for Bristol

Helen Featherstone – University of Bath

Head of Public Engagement

Dee Smart – University of Bristol

Deputy Head of Public Engagement

Kate Miller – University of Bristol

Head of Public Engagement

Dr Jackie Rogers – University of the West of England

Associate Dean – Learning, Teaching & Student Experience

Mark Simpson – Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Head of Content

Heather Elgar – Woodland Trust

Regional External Affairs Officer