Conservation Team

Our Conservation Team is headed by Helen Woodman and includes all the staff directly involved in conservation including those working on reserves, planning, agriculture, forestry, wetlands and grasslands.

You can email any of our staff by clicking on their names.

Reserves Team (and click here for the Wider Countryside Team)

Rob Allen

Reserves Team Leader

Key Responsibilities: Manager of the Reserves Team, overseeing land management , species and habitat monitoring, volunteer recruitment and engagement, and budgetary control of Trust reserves.


Andy Harris

Northern Reserves Officer

Key Responsibilities: Management of the Trust's northern reserves; including Upton Warren, The Devil's Spittleful, Ipsley Alders and Wilden Marsh.


Dominique Cragg

Central Reserves Officer

Key Responsibilities: Management of  the Trust's central reserves; including Feckenham Wylde Moor, Foster's Green Meadows NNR and Knapp and Papermill.

David Malloy

Southern Reserves Officer.

Key Responsibilities: Management of the Trust’s southern reserves; including Hollybed Farm Meadows, Hill Court Farm, South West Meadow reserves and Tiddesley Wood.


John Hodson

Volunteer Squad Officer


Key Responsibilities: Leads the part-time volunteer team tasked with assisting the reserves officers with all aspects of practical habitat management and maintenance on reserves.

Helen Dorey

Reserves Assistant

Key Responsibilities: The first point of contact for all Trust volunteering enquiries and requests, Helen also helps the reserve officers in delivering practical conservation tasks and running volunteer work parties.


Wider Countryside Team

Michael Liley

Local Wildlife Sites Officer

Key responsibilities: Administering the Local Wildlife Sites System in Worcestershire – including listing, review and monitoring of sites, and giving management advice to landowners.

Caroline Corsie

Grasslands and Agriculture Officer

Key responsibilities: Management of the Trust's arable sites and advice to landowners in Living Landscape project areas on environmentally sensitive farming practice.

Steve Bloomfield

Conservation Officer – Planning

Key Responsibilities: Leads the Trust’s input into the planning and development control process with Local Authorities, the public and other partners.


Water and Wetlands Officer (recruiting now)

Key Responsibilities: Leads the Trust's wetland conservation activities, including Love Your River Bromsgrove, habitat creation and wetland restoration projects.