Alice Fallon

Education Officer (Unlocking the Severn)

Alice is the Education Officer for the Unlocking the Severn project funded by HLF and LIFE. While studying archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL, she worked with a community archaeology programme surveying physical structures along the tidal reaches of the Thames in London. Following her Masters degree, she moved to Gloucestershire to work as a teacher leading modules in History Archaeology and Heritage Management on A Level and Undergraduate courses.

Alice has a passionate interest in outdoor education and lifelong learning with experience leading fieldwork, trips and practical workshops. She is excited about opportunities to help people build skills, gain knowledge and connect with their environments in new ways. 

Alice yw Swyddog Addysg project Datgloi’r Hafren a ariennir gan Gronfa Fawr y Loteri a LIFE.  Wrth astudio archeoleg yn Sefydliad Archeoleg, Coleg Prifysgol Llundain, gweithiodd ar raglen archeoleg gymunedol i arolygu strwythurau ffisegol ar hyd glannau llanwol yr afon Tafwys yn Llundain.  Yn dilyn ei gradd Meistr, symudodd i Swydd Gaerloyw i weithio fel athro ac i arwain modiwlau mewn Archeoleg Hanes a Rheolaeth Treftadaeth ar gyrsiau Lefel A ac Israddedig.

Mae gan Alice ddiddordeb angerddol mewn addysg awyr agored a dysgu gydol oes a phrofiad mewn arwain gwaith maes, teithiau a gweithdai ymarferol.  Mae hi’n cael ei chyffroi gan gyfleoedd i helpu pobl ddatblygu medrau, ennill gwybodaeth a chysylltu â’u hamgylchedd mewn ffyrdd newydd.


Tim Thorpe

Volunteer Officer (Unlocking the Severn)

Tim joined the team in 2016 to coordinate the delivery of volunteer activities and events on the ‘Unlocking the Severn’ project. After graduating from BSc. Environmental Conservation at Sheffield Hallam he went on to study MSc Environment, Culture and Society at the University of Edinburgh. He has since worked in countryside management and volunteer management roles in the private, local government and charity sectors.

Tim is passionate about wildlife conservation and engaging people with their natural heritage. He is more than happy to answer any volunteering related enquiries you might have, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Ymunodd Tim â’r tîm yn 2016 i gydlynu darpariaeth gweithgareddau a digwyddiadau gwirfoddol ar broject Datgloi’r Hafren.  Ar ôl graddio gyda BSc mewn Cadwraeth Amgylcheddol yn Sheffield Hallam aeth ymlaen i astudio MSc Amgylchedd, Diwylliant a Chymdeithas ym Mhrifysgol Caeredin.  Ers hynny mae wedi gweithio mewn swyddi ym maes rheolaeth cefn gwlad a rheoli gwirfoddolwyr yn y sectorau preifat, llywodraeth leol ac elusennol.
Mae Tim yn frwdfrydig ynglŷn â chadwraeth bywyd gwyllt a chysylltu pobl â’u treftadaeth naturiol.  Mae’n fodlon iawn ateb unrhyw ymholiad sy’n ymwneud â gwirfoddoli felly cofiwch gysylltu gydag ef os oes gennych unrhyw gwestiynau.

Kate George

Administration Officer

Kate joined the Trust in 2016 as Administration Officer, but also now fulfils the role of Office Manager. Kate’s role is part of the Unlocking the Severn Project to restore the historic spawning grounds of the Twaite Shad, along the River Severn. Having worked for a large Social Housing provider for over 8 years, undertaking roles in project management, customer  service management, policy writing and business change; her last project saw the implementation of a £50million IT system for the organisation. Wanting a change of pace and more time with her two daughters, she decided a part-time job was much more attractive, and joining the Trust was the perfect fit.

Kate and her family have a keen interest in the outdoors and regularly spend time out walking and exploring with their dog. Her knowledge of rivers and fish comes mostly from her husband who has been an angler for over 20 years. Having lived in Worcester since she was 7, Kate loves working on the Unlocking the Severn Project and seeing what the project will do for the local area and local environment.

Peter Powell

Catchment Officer (Upper Severn)

Peter is the Upper Severn Catchment Officer for the Severn Rivers Trust. Peter grew up on a dairy farm on the outskirts of Welshpool on the banks of the River Severn. Peter is particularly interested in agriculture and incorporating productive agriculture with the natural environment. He undertakes farm visits in target catchments to examine farm infrastructure and soil management to find ways that improve farm productivity and river health.

Lisa Barlow

Project Officer (Severn Uplands)

Lisa is the Project Officer on the Monty Rivers Project. She is keen to help anyone with an interest to conserve and enjoy rivers, through practical projects, art projects and events. Lisa is a Countryside and Environment Management graduate from Harper Adams, with an MSc in Biological Recording; Collection and Management from the University of Birmingham.

Alex Clark

Project Officer (Worcs Mid Severn)

Alex studied Physical Geography at Aberystwyth, with a dissertation exploring Macroinvertebrates as bio-indicators of pollution. He followed that with a Masters (also at Aberystwyth) in Managing the Environment, with a thesis again focussed on fluvial pollution, this time looking for Point and Diffuse sources, and any differences and/or similarities between the observed impacts. Both studies were undertaken on the River Stour catchment in Worcestershire with the view to being a base for a catchment project in the future, which is now being planned and implemented.

His work as the Project Officer on the River Worfe catchment has been focussed on agricultural impacts on river systems. Alex has skills and qualifications in Riverfly Monitoring, River Habitat Surveying, and Electric Fishing, , Water Quality Monitoring, Tree Felling and Crosscutting, fish identification, newsletter writing, website maintenance and GIS.

Melissa Hoskings

Senior Project Officer

Melissa is the Senior Project Officer for the trust with a passion for working with farmers, landowners and the wider community to improve the quality of our rivers for now and future generations. Melissa graduated from Cardiff University with a BSc (Hons) in Ecology and Environmental Land Management and further completed her MSc Integrated Catchment Management at the University of the West of England. Her expertise lie in river restoration and land management, with a particular interest in pesticide behaviour and mitigation methods.

Melissa has had experience of project management for a number of river restoration projects. She is also the lead for the Warwickshire Avon and Severn Vale Catchment Partnerships.

Mike Morris

Deputy Director

Mike is the Deputy Director and Safety Manager for the Trust. Mike graduated from the University of Wales, Swansea with a BSc (Hons) Marine Biology and MSc in Environmental Biology. Mike is a passionate and committed conservationist working to protect and restore the environment of Wales. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Ecologists and Environmental Management. He has particular experience of project management in the Welsh Uplands having managed the successful ‘Active blanket bogs in Wales’ Project for the RSPB (awarded one of the “Best” EU Nature projects 2011). He is chair of the Severn Uplands Partnership and a Director of Afonydd Cymru.

Tony Bostock MBE

Chief Executive Officer

Tony has worked in fisheries and environmental management for over 32 years, the majority of which time has been in a voluntary capacity. In 2007 he established the Teme Rivers Trust followed by the Severn Rivers Trust in 2009, and has since guided the Trust from an informal organisation through the limited company process and finally to charitable status. In 2012 he received the annual award for outstanding contribution to the Rivers Trust movement. Tony served as Chairman of the Regional Fisheries, Ecology, and Recreation Advisory Committee (RFERAC) from 1999 to 2005, for the Midlands region, one of only eight appointments across England and Wales. During the same period became an active member of the Severn Uplands Area Environment Group (AEG) and Chairman of the Severn Corridor Catchment Abstraction Management (CAMS) stakeholder group. On retirement from RFERAC he became the first Chairmen of the Midlands Fisheries Forum, covering both the River Severn and Trent catchments. The forum is now incorporated within the Angling Trust and Tony remains the Regional Chairman. Elected as Regional Director of the Salmon & Trout Association in 2009 and since then has been appointed as Vice Chairman and Trustee. Now also chairs the Association’s influential Science, Environment and Policy Group. Tony gained associate membership of the Institute of Fisheries Management (IFM) and completed the Institute’s two year Certificate in Fisheries Management course in just 10 months and is now a full member. After managing and delivering many fisheries and environmental projects he has gained Chartered Environmentalist status from the Society of the Environment. He is now the regional riverfly partnership co-ordinator and certified tutor for the whole of River Severn catchments plus the Cotswolds Rivers. This is the largest riverfly monitoring group in the UK. In addition Tony is also Chairman of the Teme Catchment Fisheries Association.