New heads of education

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CAT is delighted to welcome Jane Fisher and Tom Barker to the new post of Head of Education in a job share role. The role will involve development of new business opportunities in education and strategic oversight and support for our educational departments.

jane fisher

Jane and Tom will be taking up their post on 14th October. Jane has worked as a lecturer and BSc programme leader in ecology and conservation and has substantial experience as a research ecologist in addition to her voluntary work for environmental campaigning groups. Tom is currently a lecturer on CAT’s MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation and will continue with some of his hours in this role. He previously worked as a lecturer and researcher for Liverpool University and brings significant research experience including in the field of ecology and economics. Tom is a long-term supporter of CAT and worked as our membership co-ordinator in the early 1990s.

Jane and Tom have worked closely together in academic research over a number of years. Mick Taylor, Chair of Trustees, said: “I’m really pleased to appoint Tom and Jane as Head of Education. They bring a real commitment to CAT’s ethos and a strong track record in teaching, research and educational development. I know that their skills, experience and collaborative working style will enable them to bring strong leadership to our vital educational work at CAT.”