Sharon Johnson


Sharon has worked in the voluntary sector for over 15 years, both in the UK and abroad, undertaking various conservation projects including working for the Indonesian Forestry Commission in Borneo; the Royal Society of Nature Conservation in the Seychelles and as a warden for Birds Australia. Sharon joined GCT in 2015 from?Trees for Cities where she spent nine years as Development Director, before being appointed as Chief Executive. Sharon implemented our new three-year strategy in 2017, and is looking forward to leading GCT?through our?next stage of development.

Please contact Sharon if you?have questions, queries or comments about GCT’s current activities and plans for the future.


Jen Jones

Head of Programmes

Jen has a Masters in Marine Biology and a long-standing passion for all things conservation-related. She is responsible for managing GCT’s projects portfolio, both in Galapagos and the UK, and the Discovering Galapagos?education programme. She is particularly passionate about science communication and education.?

Please contact Jen regarding any of GCT’s programmes.


Lisa Wheeler

Office and Projects Manager

Lisa has a degree in Zoology and a Masters in Conservation Science. She is passionate about sustainability and conservation of endemic species. She has volunteered both in South Africa and the UK before joining the GCT team in August 2014 as a volunteer working on the Discovering Galapagos website. Before GCT, she worked with Botanic Gardens Conservation International red listing trees of Asia and America. She joined GCT as a member of staff in April 2015 as the Office Manager and became Projects Manager in 2020.

Please contact Lisa about any administrative matters or GCT projects, including Discovering Galapagos.


Clare Simm

Communications Manager

Clare has worked in wildlife conservation ever since completing her Masters in Conservation Science. As well as working for conservation organisations in the UK, she has lived and worked abroad, including in Australia and Belize. She is responsible for GCT’s communications and particularly enjoys the challenge that comes with explaining why the Galapagos Islands should matter to UK audiences. She joined GCT in August 2016.

Please contact Clare with any GCT communications, press or marketing queries.


Kelly Hague

Senior Philanthropy Manager

Kelly’s passion for conservation stems from her late twenties when she spent two and half years travelling through Africa and South and Central America. She had amazing wildlife encounters but also learned about the many issues facing the species and environments she witnessed.? She has now spent over 20 years helping fund environmental projects, through work with BirdLife International, Tree Aid, the Grasslands Trust and the South Georgia Heritage Trust. Kelly joined GCT in May 2018 and is looking forward to encouraging many more people to get involved in supporting the important conservation work taking place in Galapagos.

Please contact Kelly with any individual giving or corporate queries.??

Alice Marks

Trusts Fundraising Officer

Alice has a degree in physical geography and has always cared about protecting wildlife and the environment. She has field experience volunteering on marine conservation projects in Fiji and the UK. Alice is particularly concerned about plastics in the environment and wants to translate her passion for conservation into funding impactful projects. She joined GCT as a member of staff in February 2018.

Please contact Alice regarding trust fundraising.