CEO: Louise Bowe

Louise has been part time CEO of the River Thame Conservation Trust since 2016. She has been working across the environmental sector in public, private and charity roles for twenty-five years, managing teams and grant programmes in senior national roles including at The Wildlife Trusts and WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) . She is experienced in communications and behaviour change, countryside management, nature conservation, food waste and recycling and grant programme management. Contact her on

Project Officer: Natalie Breden

WP_20170302_002Natalie joined the Trust as Project Officer in February 2017. She has a background in wildlife conservation with experience in habitat management, surveys and monitoring and environmental education.  
Natalie’s work with the Trust has included the Trust’s first fish easement, allowing fish to access parts of the river which they haven’t been able to since Norman times, the creation of a number of fish refuges and scrapes as well as running an array of community and volunteer events.
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Project Officer: Hannah Worker

Hannah joined the Trust in April 2018. She has a background in biology and freshwater ecology from undertaking a Biology degree from Sussex University. She joins us from Freshwater Habitats Trust where she worked as a project assistant on their national People, Ponds and Water project. Through this she was able to expand and explore her love of freshwater creatures and plants, and was able to visit some of the most stunning ponds and freshwater landscapes in the country. One of her favourite creatures is medicinal leech and a much loved plant is Pillwort, a small aquatic fern.

She hopes to use her skills to help set up recording networks for freshwater plants and animals across the catchment, as well as getting stuck into practical habitat creation projects and to raise awareness of the River Thame’s amazing freshwater wildlife.

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Secretary to the Trustees: Jane Willis