Our Team

Dr Tim Mackrill (Founder)

Tim is a nature conservationist and author who managed the Rutland Osprey Project for more than ten years. He regularly leads fieldtrips to The Gambia and Senegal and it was during these trips that the idea for the Osprey Leadership Foundation was born. Tim completed a PhD at the University of Leicester on Osprey migration.

Junkung Jadama (Gambia Coordinator)

Junkung is one of The Gambia’s leading bird guides and first met Tim when leading a trip for the Rutland Osprey Project in 2011. Since then Junkung has worked closely with Tim, including during the pilot education project which helped to shape the future direction of OLF. He now oversees the day to day running of our work in The Gambia.

Barry Dore (Chair of Trustees)

Over the past sixteen years, Barry has worked with thousands of people, helping them to unlock potential, become authentic leaders and deliver sustainable change. His passions include inspiring and enabling young leaders in their development, building sustainable communities and being a positive force in building a better world through effective collaboration and communication.

Megan Allen (Trustee)

Megan has more than 10 years media experience, both as a journalist and a PR, working across the tourism sector. She is founder of Rural Roots PR & Journalism, a creative communications agency based in beautiful Rutland.

Naomi Atkin (Trustee)

Naomi is Chief Executive of Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, a charity that makes a positive difference to lives affected by cancer in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin & Mid Wales. She previously worked in Students’ Unions in Manchester and Birmingham.

Paul Stammers (Trustee)

After a career in engineering, Paul first volunteered for the Rutland Osprey Project in 1996 and later became a member of staff. He continues to work for the project as an Information Officer, based at the Lyndon Visitor Centre. Like Tim, Paul has regularly visited The Gambia.

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