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Meet The Team

The core team members are listed below.

Professor Ian Fairchild


Ian Fairchild is a retired geoscientist who has held senior posts at Birmingham and Keele Universities. He started out in sedimentology and field geology, but later developed specialisms in low-temperature geochemistry, Quaternary and climate science.

Has been involved with the Trust in several Lottery-funded projects on Quaternary geology.

Dr. John Payne

Vice President

Retired physicist. Particular interests are local geology and geological structures.

Editor of Herefordshire’s Rocks and Scenery (Logaston Press, 2017). Leader of Malvern Hills site maintenance group

Professor Richard Bryant

Vice President

Retired Physical Geographer; PhD in Quaternary Geology. Currently: Professor Emeritus and Fellow, University of Worcester. Principal interests are glacial and periglacial geomorphology of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, and post-16 education.

David Pamment

Finance Manager

A background in financial management mainly in the education sector.

Beth Andrews

Trustee and Project Manager

Trustee and Project Manager for Birmingham’s Erratic Boulders Project. Highly experienced in leading field-based natural heritage projects.

Sue Knox

Geopark Way Officer

Experienced Arts and Heritage consultant.  Consultancy activity for the Trust includes leaflet design.

Allison Tinsley

Office Administrator

Background in marketing and administration.

Moira Jenkins

Honorary Member

Aberystwyth-educated geologist with an interest in primary education. Woolhope Club committee member and Geology Recorder for Herefordshire. Moira Jenkins represents the trust on Herefordshire Local Nature Partnership and Marches Nature Partnership.

Michael Brooks


Consultant for HLF funded Deep Time Project. Industrial and academic work in software and electronic systems development. Studied Earth Science with the OU at its inception.

Kay Hughes


With a scientific and research background, Kay has developed a keen interest in geology. She represents the Trust on Worcestershire’s Local Nature Partnership and works to support Earth Heritage interests in local planning.

Margaret Rodway

Honorary Member and Advisor

Margaret has degrees in biology and geosciences, and has an interest in minerals and planetary geology. She liaises with local geological groups and helps with talks, events and fundraising.

Kate Andrew


Has extensive professional experience as a conservator, museum curator and project leader. Fellow of the Museums Association

Dr. Sue Hay

Vice Chair and Trustee

Dr. Sue Hay was a former Chairman of the Trust (to 2018). She holds a PhD in igneous geochemistry, with previous background in management.

Cheryl Jones


Cheryl has a long record of service with the Trust alongside her employment at the University of Worcester where she is currently Principal Lecturer in Geography and Head of Geography, Archaeology & the Environment.

Julie Harrald


Geologist (sedimentology) with a previous background in administration, youth and community work (school and voluntary sector).  Extensive involvement in ensuring geology is included in environmental policy.

Mark Baggott


A Corporate Finance and SME Director background, Mark also has a keen interest in Palaeontology. He now works in Financial Director roles for a number SME’s and was keen to include a charity in that portfolio so the H&W Earth Heritage Trust was a perfect fit. He also acts as the lead volunteer Geo Warden at Whitman’s Hill Quarry.

Zoe Jackson

Volunteer Co-ordinator

Zoë Jackson is the Volunteer Co-ordinator for the Birmingham’s Erratic Boulders project. She is a geologist with previous experience in metalliferous mining and exploration. Her current interests include GIS, education and mining history.


Have a question for any of our team?

You can contact any member of the team. If you have any questions please use the contact form below and select which team member you would like to direct your message to.

    We’re always looking for Volunteers

    Many volunteers are involved with the Trust and make an invaluable contribution. Activities include literature surveys and field work, trail and app testing and monitoring, site assessment and maintenance, and assisting in the running of events in which we participate such as Countrytastic and Science in the Park.

    We have a strong national reputation for the way in which we have involved volunteers in specific funded projects such as Site Champions, Building Stones, Voyages in Deep Time and Conserving Herefordshire’s Ice Age Ponds.

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