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Meet Our Wonderful Team

Members of Staff

Nicola Craven

Project Manager

email - nicola.craven@lincsrivers.org.uk   phone - 07895 423983

Nicola is a full-time Project Manager at Lincolnshire Rivers Trust and started working with us in November 2017.  After working in the NHS, she changed career after completing a postgraduate diploma in Environmental Decision Making in 2009.

Nicola has gained experience on a variety of projects, for both the RSPB and Woodland Trust, across the UK.  With the opportunity to work and make a difference closer to home, she is looking forward to helping the team improve Lincolnshire's rivers for people and wildlife.

Gail Talton

Project Officer

email - gail.talton@lincsrivers.org.uk   phone - 07927 156155

After graduating from the University of Lincoln in 2005 with a degree in Conservation Biology (Animal Behaviour), Gail has spent the last 13 years both working and volunteering for conservation charities including the Wildlife Trusts and the RSPB.

Ranging from Environmental Education to Project Management, Gail is very excited to bring her skills and experience to the Lincolnshire Rivers Trust where she will be working to inspire and engage local communities and schools with projects to protect, enhance and restore Lincolnshire's waterways as well as getting stuck in with the amazing volunteer team.

Gail Talton

Sue Turner


email - sue.turner@lincsrivers.org.uk

Sue joined the team in July 2018 working as our Administrator two days per week.  Initially working as a chartered librarian after graduating from Leeds Polytechnic, Sue worked in a wide range of administration and project management roles in the Civil Service for a number of years, before joining Bishop Grosseteste University as an Administrator.

Sue enjoys being out and about in the countryside and lived in the Peak District for many years before moving to Lincolnshire.  Sue is looking forward to supporting the Lincolnshire Rivers Trust to protect and enhance our local rivers.

Sue Turner


Dr Lauren Vickers

Non-Executive Chair

After graduating from the University of Hull in 2007 with a 2:1 (Honours) in BSc Aquatic Zoology, Lauren furthered her knowlege by accepting a PhD in Fisheries Science at Hull International Fisheries Institute with a project funded by the Environment Agency (EA).  Her thesis focused on the feeding ecology of 0+ fishes, particularly roach, bream and perch, working on rivers in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

She then worked as an Environmental Monitoring Officer for the EA in Anglian Northern area, regularly writing reports on the state of fish populations within Lincolnshire rivers and carrying out routine fish and macrophyte surveys.  Lauren now works as a Senior Aquatic Ecologist as AECOM, advising on anything relating to the freshwater environment.

Howard Kelly

Finance Director/Secretary

Howard joined the Board of Trustees in May 2018.  He is a recently retired Chartered Public Finance Accountant.

His early career was in Local Government Finance, transferring to the NHS where he became a Finance Director.  After the NHS, he operated at Board level in private sector Companies, variously as either a Finance Director or a Managing Director.

Howard's role as a Trustee is to assist the Trust in its Financial Management and Corporate Governance responsibilities.

Dr Jon Bollond


Born in Boston, Jon grew up fishing Lincolnshire rivers and drains with family, friends or in competitions.  His love and enthusiasm for rivers and fish led him to studying freshwater fisheries at The University of Hull, where he now works full time, investigating the conservation and rehabilitation of UK rivers and fish populations.

Being a Trustee of the Lincolnshire Rivers Trust provides Jon with the opportunity to give something back to the rivers where it all began, so that future generations can enjoy them as he once did.



Reuben Page


Born and raised in Lincolnshire, Reuben spent most of his formative childhood exploring the fenland watercourses and rivers of our County, forging what has proved to be a lifelong fascination with the natural environment.  As a young angler, Reuben spent many happy seasons fishing the local drains and rivers and soon established a local reputation as a pike angler, an aspect of the sport he is still passionate about today.

After graduating from Sparsholt College in Hampshire, Reuben spent time working on a number of fish farms before securing a position as a Fisheries Officer with the NRA, and continued serving within the Environment Agency's Fisheries Function in various roles until 2012 when he departed to pursure his own Fisheries Consultancy business, working not just within Lincolnshire, but all over the UK.

Ross Marshall 


Dr Ross Marshall has worked in the power and water industry for many years leading teams involved in EIA, SEA, catchment management and corporate governance.  Until recently he was an Executive Director within the Environment Agency with responsibility for the production and corporate governance of all the Agency’s EIA & SEA activities relating to its Flood Risk Management, Water Management and River Basin Management Plans.   Ross has close associations with several UK Universities either as a Visiting Professor, lecturer or student mentor and has a strong interest in environmental leadership, strategic decision-making, climate change adaptation and the application of eco-system services in the protection of water systems.

He is the owner of Leading Green, a strategy consultancy helping organisations align their sustainability strategy with business strategy, to ensure the design, delivery and operation of sustainable infrastructure and assets. 

Terry Williams


Terry joined the Board of Trustees in January 2015.  He is a recently retired Environmental Lawyer who originally worked for Anglian Water before becoming Head of Legal Services for the Anglian Region of the NRA (now Environment Agency).  He left the Regulator in the early 1990's to establish his own independent Law Firm, where he specialised in all aspects of Water Legislation in particular Water Resources and Flood Defence.  He is the author of several specialist legal textbooks.

Terry is actively involved with his Community in Nettleham where he lives; he is a member of the Parish Council.  He is also a keen sportsman and follows most sports (other than motor racing!). 

Terry Williams

Technical Advisors

Dr Lu Gilfoyle

Technical Advisor 

In her day job, Lu manages Anglian Water’s Catchment Management Strategy which is focussed on preventing pollution from getting into raw waters (coastal and those used for drinking water abstraction) rather than relying upon ‘end of pipe’ treatment solutions to address it once it is there. As part of this, she is also heavily involved in the regions CaBA partnerships.

She has a degree in Environmental Toxicology, a PhD in Water Treatment, and is a Chartered Environmentalist. Lu was awarded Chartered Environmentalist of the Year by the Society for the Environment in 2015

Lu Gilfoyle



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