Governance and Advice

There are two groups which meet to directly oversee the work of the Curlew Country project:


Project Advisory Group – Technical input

Simon Cooter, Natural England, Senior Reserve Manager, Stiperstones and Downton Gorge NNRs

Tony Cross, Curlew Country consultant and field ornithologist

Matt Goodall, GWCT, Wales and North West Advisor

Dr Geoff Hilton, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Head of Conservation Science

Amanda Perkins, Project Manager


Curlew Country Board

Ian Coghill, Council Member BASC – Ian has been connected to the project for a long time in his former role at GWCT and served on the Project Advisory (technical) group

Dave Cragg, Natural England – Lead Adviser for Long Mynd, Stiperstones and Upper Onny Catchment

Sue Evans, GWCT Director Wales – Directly responsible for the hosting of the project within GWCT

Ginny Mayall, Pimhill Farm and Barn – Farmer with curlews on/near land and project funder

Andrew Wood, Chair – former chair of Stiperstones and Corndon Landscape Partnership Scheme Board, knows history and progress of project


The Curlew Country Board also reports to the board of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust via Sue Evans, Director Wales

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