Somerset Wildlife Trust

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Directors

Georgia Stokes

 
Georgia Stokes - Chief Executive Officer

Georgia joined us from The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country, where she was CEO for the past 4 years. She was also Chair of the Birmingham and Black Country Local Nature Partnership and Chair of the Birmingham and Black Country Nature Improvement Area partnership of 50 organisations.

Georgia Stokes has 10 years’ experience of leading charities and, prior moving into the Wildlife Trust movement, was Managing Director of Northfield Ecocentre in Birmingham – a community-based charity focused on finding practical solutions to climate change – which has since been rebranded as ecobirmingham. She began her career working as a fundraiser and has also been a campaigner at Oxfam.

Georgia grew up in Somerset and is passionate about ensuring that Somerset continues to support a thriving, strong countryside and towns that deliver multiple benefits for both Somerset’s people and wildlife.

 

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Katie Arber - Director of Fundraising & Marketing

Katie joined Somerset Wildlife Trust and moved to Somerset in July 2015, and is responsible for growing and diversifying the Trust’s sources of income, and increasing awareness of our work across the county and beyond. Katie has worked in the charity sector for 15 years, specialising in fundraising, marketing and communications, including as Head of Marketing & Development at the Landmark Trust, and leading fundraising teams at Cheltenham Festivals and St Catherine’s College, Oxford. Her move into the charity sector followed marketing and communications roles with the international law firm, Linklaters, and in the UK's emerging biotechnology sector. She has a lifelong interest in wildlife and conservation, a Biology degree, is a trustee of the Sumatran Orangutan Society. She has yet to see an otter but has, since joining the Trust, counted booming Bitterns and hopes to inspire more people to experience all that is special about Somerset’s wildlife.