Finance & Operations

Pete Crome, Head of Operations

Pete Crome, Head of Operations

Peter grew up in Australia where he has been involved in wildlife conservation since 1994. He was a carer for native Australian wildlife including bats, marsupials and birds and volunteered at the Moggill Koala Hospital, tending to sick and injured koalas.

After pursuing an international career as a ballet dancer, Peter returned to the environment sector, studying for a Bachelor of Environmental Management (Hons) at the University of Queensland. He spent six years with LRS Consultancy working on a wide range of environmental projects before joining BCT in March 2013 as a Helpline Manager. Pete moved into his current role as Head of Operations in 2018. In his spare time Peter is a keen wildlife photographer and writer, and owner of Schubert, the cutest dog in the world.

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Janet Baumkotter, Operations Manager / PA to CEO

Janet Baumkotter, Operations Manager / PA to CEO

Janet joined BCT in December 2012 following a long career in communications and charity administration. After several years in Public Relations consultancy, she joined the Rural Housing Trust as Head of Communications. She remained with the national charity for 20 years and became its Acting Chief Executive in 2009, responsible for the wind-down and closure of the organisation.

Her main areas of work in her role at BCT are human resources, health & safety, office accommodation and governance/CEO support. Janet enjoys being outdoors – either in her garden or walking in our wonderful natural landscapes!

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Siân Moore, Senior Administrator

Siân first started working at BCT in May 2011 as a National Bat Helpline intern. She enjoyed learning about bats and BCT’s bat conservation work and later that year joined the admin team as an Admin Assistant. She was then promoted to Admin Officer and in 2018 Senior Administrator.

Siân studied biochemistry at UEA and first learned about BCT’s work when employed at an insulation company, where she had to liaise with homeowners about the bats in their lofts and cavity walls. She enjoys engaging with nature and is thankful for the opportunities she’s had to learn more about bats at BCT.

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Jess Taylor, Administration Officer

Jess Taylor, Administration Officer

Jess joined BCT in June 2018, following a year of administrative work in the NHS. She graduated with a degree in Zoology from Reading University in 2017. Her love for wildlife and natural history stems from bird watching and fossil hunting on the North Norfolk coast while growing up. Following a desire to branch out into the conservation sector, she stumbled upon BCT and is keen to support the work being done to help bats and learn more about them in the process!

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