Our Team 2017-12-03T15:49:58+00:00

Our Team

--Our Team
  • Anna Heath

    Conservation Research Analyst

    Anna joined Synchronicity Earth in September 2016 as a Junior Research Analyst. She had an international upbringing, spending most of her life in Thailand before moving back to the UK for university. She managed to stay in one place long enough to gain an MSci in Environmental Biology from Universit

  • Gemma Goodman

    Co-Head of Programmes

    Gemma joined Synchronicity Earth in January 2012. She was previously working for TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network; working on issues relating to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), collection of species specific data regarding hu

  • Helen Meredith

    Head of Amphibian Programme

    Helen joined Synchronicity Earth in 2016 to promote the development of conservation networks through her role as Executive Director of the Amphibian Survival Alliance. Helen has worked on the coordination of global conservation actions for amphibians for over 10 years. She coordinated the EDGE Amphi

  • Jim Pettiward

    Head of Communications

    Jim’s background is in education and training, a field in which he has held a number of roles including designing and writing resources for the web, developing teacher training resources and workshops, teaching effective research and writing skills and providing online learning support for student

  • Katy Scholfield

    Co-Head of Programmes

    Katy joined Synchronicity Earth in July 2011 as a Conservation Research Analyst. She recently completed her PhD which used a case study of Mountain Gorilla conservation to look at how transnational networks bring about different forms of inclusion and exclusion of organisations, people and their ide

  • Kazi Hassan

    Finance Manager

    Kazi joined Synchronicity Earth in August 2017. He has broad accounting experience starting in financial services then into industry working as a consultant across various sectors. He is keen to give something back to the world and society in general, as a result he started volunteering, using his f

  • Merlin Veron

    Conservation Research Analyst

    Merlin joined Synchronicity Earth in September 2016 after graduating with a BSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Merlin’s specific academic interests lie in the relationship between conservation and development, with a particular focus on ap

  • Simon Stuart

    Director of Strategic Conservation

    Simon joins us as Conservation Director, having recently retired as Chair of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The SSC is a science-based network with more than 7,500 experts (mostly volunteers) from all over the world who give their

  • Vera Hugues Salas

    Research and Communications Assistant

    Vera joined Synchronicity Earth in January 2017 as a part-time Research and Communications Assistant. Prior to her current role, Vera was supporting the former IUCN SSC Chair Dr Simon Stuart and was managing his office in Bath from 2015-2016. She was previously involved with IUCN’s Amazing Species

  • Victoria Steele

    Head of Relationships and Operations

    Victoria joined Synchronicity Earth in October 2012 following an internship with the organisation from August 2012. Prior to this she travelled to New Zealand to complete her Masters in Marine Conservation at Victoria, University of Wellington. She is particularly interested in the way that science