Look who's talking: Speaker Biographies

Find our more about the Chairs and Speakers at Communicate 2019: Riding Waves, Changing Worlds

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Drew Bennellick

Head of Land and Nature Policy UK at the Heritage Lottery Fund

Richard Benwell

Chief Executive of Wildlife and Countryside Link, England’s largest coalition of environmental NGOs

Alison Crowther

Founder of MadeToLast

Emily Brough

Volunteering and Participation Consultant with the National Trust in Northern Ireland

Esther Foreman

Founder and CEO of the Social Change Agency

Caroline Hickman

Lecturer at the University of Bath and member of the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) Executive Committee

Jonnie Hughes

Producer and Director at Silverback Films

Clare James

Head of Partnerships & Engagement at Techniquest

Zion Lights

Spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion UK and Editor of the XR UK newspaper The Hourglass

Katie Major

Conservation Psychologist and Campaigns Manager at Bristol Zoological Society

Kris De Meyer

Visiting research fellow in neuroscience at King’s College London.

Trewin Restorick

Founder and CEO of the award-winning charity Hubbub UK

John Rose

Wales Director of The National Lottery Community Fund

Kathryn Perera

Director at NHS Horizons

Matt Postles

Acting Chief Executive at the Natural History Consortium

Mark Simpson

Head of Content at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Ralph Underhill

Communications consultant with Framing Matters and author of the Framing Nature Toolkit

Savita Willmott

Chief Executive at the Natural History Consortium

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Polyommatus icarus

Common Blue Butterfly


Amara similata

Ground Bettle


Vespula vulgaris

Common Wasp