Lucy Rothstein
Chief Executive Officer

Lucy joined BBCT as CEO in March 2013, having previously managed The Grasslands Trust.  She has worked at a senior management level in the environment sector for over 20 years – including running a London based paper recycling company called Paper Round, before moving to the Devon Wildlife Trust to direct its marketing and fundraising activities. It was while she was living in Devon that Lucy became inspired by the beauty of grasslands and the wonderful array of species they support.  Her strengths lie in financial management and fundraising; business planning and strategy; and advocacy.  Lucy’s interest in wildlife lies in the intrinsic value nature brings to people's lives - a passion which grew as a young child brought up in the Hampshire countryside.

Gill Perkins
Conservation Manager

There is something timeless about pic-nicking in the shade of a hedge watching bumblebees burrow into foxglove flowers. Gill’s role is to work with the conservation team to cultivate the awareness in everyone that without their action and intervention this 'essential' British scene is in jeopardy. It’s a job for which she has been training since walking her dog across the fields behind her childhood home instead of revising for her maths O-level.

Jo Chesworth
Senior Conservation Officer
South West England

Jo’s work focuses primarily on habitat management projects in Somerset and Wiltshire to help the very rare Shrill carder bumblebee along with other priority species. This could include creation of community wildflower meadows or working with farmers to help make their land more bumblebee-friendly. She hopes that by working together with landowners and partners we can contribute to re-building a diverse and colourful countryside for everyone to enjoy.  

Sam Page
Conservation Officer
East England

Sam’s role is to work with partners and land managers to safeguard our rare bumblebee populations in the East of England, with particular focus on North Kent and South Essex (the Thames Gateway area). 

Bumblebees are fascinating creatures with a really interesting ecology and lifecycle and Sam loves watching them while they are hard at work foraging for pollen and nectar.

Sinead Lynch
Conservation Officer

Sinead’s role is to help provide more habitat for bumblebees in Wales, specifically in the areas where the rarest bees are found along the south coast. Sinead loves the outdoors, especially playing and watching rugby. 

Katy Malone
Conservation Officer

Katy's work is based mostly in the highlands and islands of Scotland, where she is working with land managers to protect and create more habitat for some of our rarest bees, inclduing the Great yellow bumblebee.

When she's not working she loves making things, and she knits, crochets, bakes, makes herbal soap, and does interesting things with found and foraged bits and pieces . She also likes to garden and look after her chickens.

Dawn Ewing
Outreach Manager

Dawn leads in the development of our outreach activities and materials, including our website, educational resources and events programme.

As a keen volunteer in her spare time, Dawn has a clear understanding of the value that volunteers bring to any organisation. She has a passion for the outdoors and enjoys hillwalking and gardening, especially for bumblebees!

Anthony McCluskey
Interim Outreach Manager

Anthony loves bumblebees and shares his enthusiasm at BBCT events, through his blog, our online forum, social media and via our enquiries helpline. He has had a great interest in bumblebees since studying them for his university research projects, and previously put his skills to good use by voluntarily running bumblebee events at home in Northern Ireland.

He is developing his skills in wildflower identification at the moment, but also enjoys running, gardening, painting and drawing.

Richard Comont
Data Monitoring Officer

Richard joined the Trust in November 2013 after six years at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, mainly spent monitoring and analysing ladybirds.  As the Data Monitoring Officer, he leads the BeeWalk bumblebee transect monitoring scheme, including analysing the data collected.

He is a keen naturalist and can often be found moth-trapping or at bioblitzes.


Lee Deane
Development Manager

Lee is developing and diversifying income streams to support our conservation work. She is identifying funding opportunities and ensuring good stewardship of existing donors.

She is enjoying teaching her young daughter all about bees and pollination! 

Anne Marie Gardner
Administration Manager

Anne Marie keeps the office in order, oversees the financial and membership admin and responds to enquiries. She is currently busy streamlining and improving our administrative systems to ensure that as much of our supporters’ kind donations go directly into our conservation work.

Anne Marie is a keen gardener and follows the fortunes of her pollinators closely. Bees means beans, among other things!

Darren Ross
Administration Assistant

Darren plays an important role in the smooth running of the BBCT membership scheme. He ensures that members’ records are accurately maintained and that subscription requests and renewals are efficiently administered.

Victoria Woods
Finance Manager


“Bumblebees are lovely little creatures - their bright stripes and gentle buzz bring colour and sound to our summer gardens. They are also very important because they pollinate our wildflowers and crops. Sadly things aren't going well and some species are threatened with extinction.
I'm really concerned by these declines and I'm pleased to support the work of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust." 

Kate Humble
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