Meet Our Team
Nicola started working with us in November 2017 as Project Manager. After working in the NHS, she changed career after completing a postgraduate diploma in Environmental Decision Making in 2009. Nicola gained experience on a variety of projects, for both the RSPB and Woodland Trust, across the UK.
Now working closer to home, her role includes working with partners and landowners to develop river restoration opportunities to improve Lincolnshire’s rivers and waterways.
SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER
Since graduating from the University of Lincoln in 2005 with a degree in Conservation Biology (Animal Behaviour), Gail has been working and volunteering for conservation charities across the Midlands, including the Wildlife Trusts and the RSPB.
Gail joined Lincolnshire Rivers Trust in 2018, bringing with her a wealth of skills and experience, ranging from Environmental Education to Project Management. Her role involves working to inspire and engage local communities and schools with projects to protect, enhance and restore Lincolnshire’s waterways as well as getting stuck in with our amazing volunteer team.
Paige graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2017 with a Master of Research degree in Endangered Species Recovery and Conservation. Since then she has spent the last three years volunteering for a range of conservation focused organisations, including the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, RSPB and Riverfly Partnership.
After gaining experience in a variety of subject areas, from focusing on monitoring population dynamics with innovative wildlife monitoring techniques in Australia, to practical conservation work, public and volunteer engagement and ecological surveying. Paige is very excited to bring all these experiences together to help protect and restore Lincolnshire’s rivers and wetlands for future generations.
Sue joined the team in July 2018 working as our Administrator two days per week. Initially working as a chartered librarian after graduating from Leeds Polytechnic, Sue worked in a wide range of administration and project management roles in the Civil Service for a number of years, before joining Bishop Grosseteste University as an Administrator.
Sue enjoys being out and about in the countryside and lived in the Peak District for many years before moving to Lincolnshire. Sue is looking forward to supporting the Lincolnshire Rivers Trust to protect and enhance our local rivers.
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DR LAUREN VICKERS
After graduating from the University of Hull in 2007 with a 2:1 (Honours) in BSc Aquatic Zoology, Lauren furthered her knowlege by accepting a PhD in Fisheries Science at Hull International Fisheries Institute with a project funded by the Environment Agency (EA). Her thesis focused on the feeding ecology of 0+ fishes, particularly roach, bream and perch, working on rivers in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
She then worked as an Environmental Monitoring Officer for the EA in Anglian Northern area, regularly writing reports on the state of fish populations within Lincolnshire rivers and carrying out routine fish and macrophyte surveys. Lauren now works as a Senior Aquatic Ecologist as AECOM, advising on anything relating to the freshwater environment.
Born and raised in Lincolnshire, Reuben spent most of his formative childhood exploring the fenland watercourses and rivers of our County, forging what has proved to be a lifelong fascination with the natural environment. As a young angler, Reuben spent many happy seasons fishing the local drains and rivers and soon established a local reputation as a pike angler, an aspect of the sport he is still passionate about today.
After graduating from Sparsholt College in Hampshire, Reuben spent time working on a number of fish farms before securing a position as a Fisheries Officer with the NRA, and continued serving within the Environment Agency’s Fisheries Function in various roles until 2012 when he departed to pursure his own Fisheries Consultancy business, working not just within Lincolnshire, but all over the UK.
DR JON BOLLAND
Born in Boston, Jon grew up fishing Lincolnshire rivers and drains with family, friends or in competitions. His love and enthusiasm for rivers and fish led him to studying freshwater fisheries at The University of Hull, where he now works full time, investigating the conservation and rehabilitation of UK rivers and fish populations.
Being a Trustee of the Lincolnshire Rivers Trust provides Jon with the opportunity to give something back to the rivers where it all began, so that future generations can enjoy them as he once did.
Terry joined the Board of Trustees in January 2015. He is a recently retired Environmental Lawyer who originally worked for Anglian Water before becoming Head of Legal Services for the Anglian Region of the NRA (now Environment Agency). He left the Regulator in the early 1990’s to establish his own independent Law Firm, where he specialised in all aspects of Water Legislation in particular Water Resources and Flood Defence. He is the author of several specialist legal textbooks.
Terry is actively involved with his community in Nettleham where he lives. He is also a keen sportsman and follows most sports (other than motor racing!).
Dr Ross Marshall has worked in the power and water industry for many years leading teams involved in EIA, SEA, catchment management and corporate governance. Until recently he was an Executive Director within the Environment Agency with responsibility for the production and corporate governance of all the Agency’s EIA & SEA activities relating to its Flood Risk Management, Water Management and River Basin Management Plans. Ross has close associations with several UK Universities either as a Visiting Professor, lecturer or student mentor and has a strong interest in environmental leadership, strategic decision-making, climate change adaptation and the application of eco-system services in the protection of water systems.
He is the owner of Leading Green, a strategy consultancy helping organisations align their sustainability strategy with business strategy, to ensure the design, delivery and operation of sustainable infrastructure and assets
Andrew moved to Lincolnshire more than 30 years ago and has enjoyed the privilege of living in a county where farming, rivers and hills provide a welcome contrast to his career managing international manufacturing companies. He is still active in education and local government.
Andrew brings experience of project management, engineering, finance and governance to the Lincolnshire Rivers Trust through his role as a Trustee. He welcomes the opportunity to contribute to maintaining and enhancing the rivers and waterways of Lincolnshire which are so important to the natural world and the wider community.
Mary has spent most of her career within the food and drinks industries, in management and financial accounting roles. In these jobs she has enjoyed the privilege of having access to all areas of the business and hence has obtained a broad perspective of all the different departments and how they operate.
Mary has lived on the borders of Lincolnshire for most of her life and enjoys the outdoor life, being a beekeeper, keen gardener and walker. She is interested in nature and biodiversity and feels that she would like to do her bit to help out with the environment.