CEO & senior management

Kit Stoner, Chief Executive

Kit Stoner, Chief Executive

Kit has worked at BCT since 2002, joining as Training Development Officer. She has since worked in many roles at BCT: as Training and Helpline Manager, as Director of Operations and as Deputy Chief Executive. From 2014 she became Joint Chief Executive with Julia Hanmer.

Kit’s work at BCT inspired her to do a second undergraduate degree as a mature student in Wildlife Biology and Ecology and Conservation. She is now studying for a part-time MPhil looking at associations/communications between birds and lemurs in Madagascar. She is a member of the Cambridgeshire Bat Group and Chair of the Environmental Investigations Agency Trust.

Before entering the world of conservation, Kit worked in publishing, advertising and training.

Dr Carol Williams, Director of Conservation

Dr Carol Williams, Director of Conservation

From 2007 to 2010 Carol (on the left hand side of photo) worked for BCT as the first Built Environment Project officer, whilst on secondment from Natural England. In July 2011 Carol returned to BCT, this time in the role of Woodland Officer. As someone who has a long-running special interest in woodlands this post brings together her two main passions of bats and trees. Carol has been involved in bat conservation for over 20 years and carried out a PhD on the winter ecology of lesser horseshoe bats. She is a member of the Cornwall Bat Group and also the Isles of Scilly Bat Group and carries out a range of NBMP surveys each year. She is a chartered biologist.

Dr Joe Nunez-Mino, Director of Communications & Fundraising

Dr Joe Nunez-Mino, Director of Communications & Fundraising

Joe has many years of experience in setting up and running a range of conservation projects both at home and abroad - many of these included bats within their remit. All of his previous projects involved engaging with people from all sorts of backgrounds, both directly and via the media - he even appeared on the BBC's Attenborough's Ark in 2012!

As Director of Communications and Fundraising he uses his skills and experience to continue to build on the success that BCT has had in both raising the profile of bats and encouraging more people to join BCT and their local bat group. The second and possibly most critical part of Joe's role is fundraising - the more money we can raise, the more work we can do to promote and support bat conservation at all levels.

Don't ever hesitate to contact Joe and the rest of the communications and fundraising team by emailing marketing@bats.org.uk. They are always happy to hear of any news stories regardless of whether they are local, national or international, as well as ideas for fundraising, from names of potential donors to novel ways of raising money. if you are running any sort of event (from bat walks to fun runs), get in touch so that Joe and the rest of the team can help you to promote them.

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