Staff

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Paul Henbrey - Director

Paul has been with the Mersey Rivers Trust since November 2016 following a 36 year career in the water industry. Previous roles include Head of Ww Strategy, Ww Process Manager and Project Manager.

Experienced Strategic Planner, Project Manager and Asset Manager. Led the development of United Utilities Catchment Wise initiative aimed at supporting the CaBA and encouraging partnership working.

Current Role – Director MRT

Caroline Riley - Senior Project Manager

Caroline is a Senior Project 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 the public, private and third  sectors. Having implemented stakeholder mapping and engagement for the first Water Framework Directive (WFD) pilot in the UK, Caroline  has been involved in the WFD since 2003 and she managed a three year Interrreg project in the UK with European partners to bring water management to the local level.

As well as leading projects, she is also managing Catchment Partnerships using the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA).

Mike Duddy - Senior Project Manager

Mike was the sole member of the Mersey Basin Rivers Trust who joined up with the Healthy Rivers Trust in 2017. He is a keen angler and is helping to develop the Mersey Rivers Trust Fisheries Action Plan. As a Senior Project Manager, he is responsble for projects and events on North Manchester's rivers.

Paul Corner - Project Manager

Paul is a Project Manager and 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). 

Sal Potts - Project Manager

Sally is a Project Manager with over 12 years experience in the field of countryside management, and more recent experience of project management and community development.  As a Country Park Warden at various sites in North Wales, Sally was involved in controlling Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) at ecologically sensitive sites, carrying out restoration of limestone grassland and maritime heathland, surveying for rare species and delivering educational programmes to schools.  Sally began her career as a volunteer for the Great Basin Institute where she was involved in delivery of desert habitat restoration projects and creating public access in the Great Basin National Park, Nevada, USA.

In her current position as Project Manager, Sally co-ordinates a strategic, catchment-wide response to the threat of INNS in the Bollin Catchment as well as developing projects to address water quality issues in this area.  Liaising with over 20 stakeholder members, landowners and farmers she delivers practical conservation work, and also provides educational and training opportunities for local communities.

Rebecca Howard - Project Manager

Rebecca joined the Trust in November 2016 after graduating from Lancaster University with a BSc (Hons) Physical Geography degree. She took on the role of Project Coordinator for the ‘Call of Nature’ project in Alt/Crossens. Her current role as Project Manager involves leading on the Carbon Landscape project and organising volunteer events. She is also the MRT administrator and GIS user.

Warren Andrew - Project Manager

Warren started his working life with a 4 year apprenticeship in engineering and later moved into construction (architectural glazing). More recently he worked in building and property maintenance. Before coming to MRT, Warren was contracted to North West Ambulance Service where he was the area manager of the Ambulance Make Ready teams in Mcr Central and Wigan stations. 

Warren has been angler for 4 decades and fished through all the various disciplines. He began fly fishing in his late teens and is really passionate about fly fishing and fly tying. He has fly fished all over the country from the River Tweed, Teviot and Clyde down to the southern chalkstreams of the rivers Test, Itchen and Frome and flies out to Bosnia every year to fish the river Ribnik and Pliva. He started guiding and teaching fly fishing 3 to 4 years ago and he loves passing on his knowledge and sharing his passion for fishing for wild fish.

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