Dr Tim Mackrill
Founder - The Osprey Leadership FoundationTim managed the Rutland Osprey Project for more than ten years, having first got involved as a volunteer when he was 15 years old. It was those early experiences at Rutland Water that have shaped his career and inspired him to set-up the Osprey Leadership Foundation. He now works as a freelance nature conservationist, including with the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation on various species recovery projects, including the second English Osprey translocation at Poole Harbour in Dorset and the Isle of Wight White Tailed Eagle reintroduction. He recently completed a PhD on Osprey migration. Tim is author of The Rutland Water Ospreys that was published by Bloomsbury in 2013 and RSBP Spotlight Ospreys which was published in May 2019. Tim has travelled widely in West Africa to study Ospreys
Leadership GuideOver 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. Barry is convinced that the effective leadership of the next generation of conservationists will determine the world we shape in the future. Leaders who are authentic and inspiring, who create a vision of the future, unlock the potential of others and work in collaboration to achieve that vision. He is delighted to be involved with the Osprey Leadership Foundation as it has the potential to make a deep and meaningful contribution in inspiring and enabling tomorrow’s conservation leaders.
Programme Manager - The Osprey Leadership FoundationBecky is a nature conservationist whose strengths lie in community engagement. Becky has spent the last 10 years working on projects which inspire and empower others to make positive change for wildlife in the UK and has worked with thousands of people from a variety of backgrounds and organisations along the way. At such a crucial time for nature conservation, Becky believes that it is the way we engage others that is key to changing attitudes towards protecting wildlife and wild places around the world. Whether you’re part of the grass roots movement or involved in top-down decision making you can influence others, but you need to be equipped with the right skills to be successful. Future nature conservationists face huge challenges, and Becky is passionate about ensuring they have the broad range of skills they need to tackle them.
The 2020 (1) Cohort:
Lead Adviser in the Resilient Landscapes and Seas Team at Natural England
BSc Conservation Biology
BEng Materials Science and Engineering.
MSc in Nature Management- bidiversity, planning and landscapes.
Jane de Burgh
Senior Health Protection Practitioner
Director (Community Engagement)
Teacher of English as a foreign language and Spanish
MRes Marine Biology, BSc (Hons) Marine Biology
Mauritius Kestrel Conservation Biologist
International master of science in marine biological resources - ecology and conservation
Forest School Leader
North West Norfolk Warden, RSPB
Senior data management and monitoring officer, Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.
Exercise Referral Co-ordinator
Field assistant studying mandrils behavior
Associate Tutor, Field Studies Council