Staff and management


GCER is hosted by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, who employ our staff directly and provide support for admin, finance and volunteer coordination, in addition to sharing office space. Whilst functioning as a department of the Wildlife Trust, GCER also liaises with a range of external stakeholders who have a unique input into the policy and management of GCER. These include representatives from local planning authorities, national conservation agencies, commercial data users and local wildlife and geology experts.

Andrew, Rob & volunteer Peter working in the GCER office on a quiet day.

Our Team



picture of Linda Moore in front of a shelf full of ID guides

Linda Moore
Development Manager

Responsible for Service Level Agreements, MapMate, advanced GIS and database development, website development, GCER strategy, NBN Gateway uploads, plant and animal identification, cake & biscuits.

picture of Rob Curtis

Rob Curtis
Biodiversity Information Officer

Main contact for commercial data searches, also data entry onto Recorder 6, advanced GIS mapping, reporting, volunteer data entry and general enquiries (e.g. explaining to people that their cupboard-spider isn't going to eat them).

picture of Andrew Leach looking outdoors-y

Andrew Leach
Office Administrator

Andrew works part-time to sort out our office orders and invoices, map printouts, planning application alert checks, data spreadsheets and making the filing system run like clockwork.

GCER volunteers

We couldn't run GCER without the help of our fantastic volunteers!

Some stay and contribute for years, others work on a specific project for a fixed time, or help us when they've got a few days spare. Some return for a few days, year after year. All are invaluable for helping to keep up with the neverending tasks of data entry, document scanning and map digitising that go to make up our unique information resource. More about working with GCER.

CURRENT VOLUNTEERS (in no particular order!)

Bill Francis - many years' experience of all sorts of data entry, GIS and deciphering recorders' erratic handwriting!
Cathy Booth - data entry, planning checks, GIS, digitising both historic and recent habitat survey
Patricia Sellam - GIS, digitising historic habitat survey
Helen Warren - GIS, digitising historic habitat survey
Nick Cosnett - GIS, digitising historic habitat survey, entering historic bird data
Chris Fenwick - entering historic bird records
Jennifer Rogers - entering historic bird records
Chris Hawkins - entering historic bird records
Peter Clifford-Smith - GIS, digitising historic habitat survey data
Claire Piper - entering historic bird records
Mike Bailey - entering historic bird records
Steve Satterthwaite - entering historic bird records
Jill Gethin - entering historic bird records
Ant Hird - entering historic bird records, entering nature reserve management information onto CMSi

Chris Bell - historic bird records data entry
Bill Francis - many years' experience of all sorts of data entry, GIS and deciphering recorders' erratic handwriting!
Cathy Booth - data entry, planning checks, GIS, digitising both historic and recent habitat survey
Patricia Sellam - GIS, digitising historic habitat survey
Helen Warren - GIS, digitising historic habitat survey
Nick Cosnett - GIS, digitising historic habitat survey, entering historic bird data
Chris Fenwick - entering historic bird records
Jennifer Rogers - entering historic bird records
Chris Hawkins - entering historic bird records
Peter Clifford-Smith - GIS, digitising historic habitat survey data
Claire Piper - entering historic bird records
Mike Bailey - entering historic bird records
Steve Satterthwaite - entering historic bird records
Jill Gethin - entering historic bird records
Ant Hird - entering historic bird records, entering nature reserve management information onto CMSi