Meet our team

About Us

Meet our team

Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) by Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

Our Volunteers

Join a network of over a 100 like-minded people helping to protect Radnorshire's wildlife and countryside.

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Our Trustees

Our Trustees are a group of volunteers who hold the financial and legal responsibility for everything the Trust does.

Our Trustees

Our Staff

Our dedicated team of staff are spread out over Radnorshire doing a mixture of home working and office working whilst trying to get out and about amongst nature too!

James Hitchcock (Chief Executive Officer)

RWT James Hitchcock

James was formerly Estates Senior Manager at Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, where he worked since 2016. In this post he was responsible, amongst other things, for the overall management and strategic development of 54 nature reserves, covering more than 500 hectares of land. 

Before moving to Herefordshire, he spent eight years as Reserves Officer at Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, having started his career in 2004 in a similar role at BBOWT, the trust covering Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.    

Emma Morgan (Membership, Admin and Press & Publicity)

RWT Emma Morgan

A local Radnorshire farmer's daughter who worked as a Script Editor in television before deciding to try something new.

Emma joined the team in September 2005 with her main duties revolving around membership.

Stand for Nature Wales Team

RWT Silvia Cojocaru
  • Stand for Nature Wales Community Officer: Silvia Cojocaru

Silvia joined the RWT team as part of the HLF Exploring Gilfach project in 2018 before leading on the Black Grouse Recovery project in 2019.  Silvia is passionate about wildlife and is an excellent photographer, skills which she utilises in her work to engage with the community in her new role.

  • Stand for Nature Wales Assisitant Project Officer: Chloe Jackson

Green Connections Team

Darylle Hardy
  • Green Connections Project Manager: Darylle Hardy

Darylle has worked for RWT for over 10 years leading on many projects including the HLF Exploring Gilfach and becoming the RWT Director for a short spell.  She now leads this exciting new project called Green Connections, funded by the Welsh Government/EU. 

  • Conservation Officer: Sarah Woodcock
  • Community Wildlife Officer: Janice Vincett
  • Admin Assistant: Deri Griffiths
  • Trainee: Sally Morris
  • Wildlife Volunteers Officer: Phil Ward

Rhos Pasture Restoration Team

Jenny Mottershead Radnorshire Wildlife Trust
  • Rhos Pasture Arts & Heritage Officer: Jenny Mottershead

Jenny started her career in conservation with the National Trust, working to engage local communities and visitors with nature and history. More recently Jenny worked as Communities Officer for the Flows to the Future Project, a peatland restoration project in Caithness and Sutherland.

Jenny is passionate about creating opportunities for everyone to access and connect with nature and has experience of working with a wide range of groups and individuals.

Reserves Team

RWT Jonathan Stone
  • Reserves Officer: Jonathan Stone

Jonathan has been looking after Radnorshire Wildlife Trust's Nature Reserves since 2004. He is always keeping up to date with best practice on how to manage land for the benefit of wildlife.

Rob Podmore
  • Estate Worker: Rob Podmore

Rob served his apprenticeship as a blacksmith and agricultural engineer before taking a change of direction working for the RSPB and Devon Wildllife Trust.  Rob has been with Radnorshire Wildlife Trust since August 2006 and regularly supervises the conservation volunteer group.

  • Cefn Cenarth Woodland Project Officer: Pheobe Neville-Evans
  • Gilfach Summer Wardens: Chloe Jackson & Sally Morris


Alicia Leow-Dyke (WTW Welsh Beaver Project Officer)

Alicia Leow-Dyke

Alicia has been the Wildlife Trusts Wales (WTW) Welsh Beaver Project Officer since 2016.  With over 10 years of experience working with beavers, Alicia is well placed at looking into the feasibility of re-introducing beavers to Wales.

Read more about the Welsh Beaver Project here.

RWT Staff 2021