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Development Officer – Cynth Napper

She is responsible for all the community projects and  produces the weekly email Bulletin and all in 3 days (usually Wednesday to Friday). Cynth is from a farming community with a lifelong interest in nature conservation. ‘My first practical involvement was with the Oxford Conservation Volunteers and BBOWT back in the mid seventies. Nowadays I manage a local Nature Reserve and local after several sites in my home parish. I have an undergraduate certificate in Countryside Conservation and am currently working towards an Open University BSc in Natural Sciences.’

Executive Officer – Clare Mowbray

Her job entails, fundraising, organising events and meetings, producing the Forum News and planning any events that will be of use and interest to our members. Clare like Cynth comes from a farming community but her background is in charity fundraising. ‘I grew up in the countryside and after spending over 10 years working in the fundraising sector in London felt it was time to move back to the country. My past jobs with marketing agencies mean that I have a wide experience of fundraising for charities and to bring my conservation knowledge up to speed, I finished a Diploma in Environmental Conservation in September 2005.’

Biodiversity Project Manager - Tom Butterworth

After completing a degree in Ecology at imperial College Tom worked in Sri Lanka and the Natural History Museum, London, researching the distribution and diversity of Sri Lankan land snail populations. Deciding to work closer to home, Tom gained experience of nature reserve management and farming on Flat Holm, an island nature reserve in the Seven estuary.

Over the following three years Tom worked for The Northmoor Trust as part of their education team. Moving back to his home county, Tom then spent a year in Devon at Schumacher College where he gained an MSc in Holistic science. In the following two years Tom returned to work for the Northmoor Trust and continued the research that he began in Devon. Tom now lives with his beautiful wife and new baby daughter in Wallingford.  


Oxfordshire Nature Conservation Forum, Manor House, Little Wittenham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4RA
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