Our Staff

Mersey Rivers Trust: Partnership Manager

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Caroline Riley is the Partnership Manager for the Mersey Rivers Trust. She has many years' sustainability experience in the water industry and the not-for-profit sector. As a physicist originally, she has experience of industry as well as the public sector and the third sector. During her employment with United Utilities, spent partly on secondment to the Mersey Basin Campaign, she implemented stakeholder mapping and stakeholder engagement for the first Water Framework Directive (WFD) pilot in the UK. Caroline also managed an Interrreg project in the UK on the WFD with European partners to bring water management to the local level. As well as managing partnerships, she is also currently co-ordinating the Upper Mersey Catchment Partnership using the catchment Based Approach (CaBA).


 Mersey Rivers Trust: Catchment Coordinator

Paul CornerPaul Corner is the Catchment Co-ordinator for the Lower Mersey, and the Alt/Crossens Catchment Partnerships.

Paul is a qualified Ecologist who has worked in environmental project management and wildlife conservation for over 16 years including eight years with the Mersey Basin Campaign. His experience includes employment with BTCV (now TCV), Cheshire Wildlife Trust, and the Canal & River Trust as well as with Merseyside Environmental Advisor Service where he was lead officer on the development of the Liverpool City Region Ecological Framework. Paul has a BSc in Countryside Management and is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). 

Mersey Rivers Trust: Mersey Estuary Forum Coordinator

Cathy ElwinCathy Elwin is the primary contact for the Mersey Estuary Forum that the Mersey Rivers Trust organises each year.  Cathy has many years' experience of sustainability and partnership working. Cathy was the Mersey Estuary Development co-ordinator with the Mersey Basin Campaign and Mersey Waterfront. 


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Mersey Rivers Trust: Website Manager

Chinoy 022smallAnne Chinoy manages the Mersey Rivers Trust website. Since 2006, Anne has been helping small businesses develop their online presence via her website and design company Kangablu Ltd. She has 20 years of experience in the development and promotion of websites, design and marketing. Anne began working on the Mersey Rivers Trust website in April 2012 and continues to maintain the website working alongside Caroline and Paul.