Staff

Mourne Heritage Trust Staff

Martin Carey - Chief Executive Officer

Martin is Chief Executive of the Trust, responsible for identifying needs for landscape management services and securing the financial and human resources necessary to deliver effectively upon these.  He assists the Trust’s Board in setting the strategic direction of the Trust and ensuring its implementation through effective corporate governance and management.  Martin also builds and maintains relationships with key stakeholders, policy makers and funders.

martin.carey@mourne.co.uk
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Sinéad Mulholland - Office Manager

Sinéad is responsible for the management of all day-to-day clerical, administrative and financial activities of the Mourne Heritage Trust.

sinead.mulholland@mourne.co.uk
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Niamh Valentine - Administration & Finance Officer

Niamh is responsible for the day-to-day clerical, administrative and financial activities of the Mourne Heritage Trust.

niamh.valentine@mourne.co.uk
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Matthew Bushby - Countryside Services Manager

Matthew oversees the Countryside services operation including rangering, countryside team, volunteer programme and mountain bike ranger. He also finds time to develop and attract funding for key biodiversity, landscape and visitor infrastructure enhancement projects and to contribute to policy development in these areas.

matthew.bushby@mourne.co.uk
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Dave Farnan - Area Ranger

Dave has been the Area Ranger for the Mourne for over a decade and has built up a wealth of knowledge and experience that helps him to monitor the landscape and implement conservation and visitor management works. Dave manages the ranger service and countryside team and plays a key role in leading volunteers.

dave.farnan@mourne.co.uk
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John McEvoy - Mourne Ranger

John liaises with landowners, recreational users and other stakeholders to address issues arising from outdoor recreation in the area. A key element of his approach is identifying, agreeing and quickly implementing solutions, with his background as a Mourne farmer helpful in understanding the issues and coming up with practical arrangements.

john.mcevoy@mourne.co.uk
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Philip Savage and Niall Kelly - Countryside Officers

The Countryside Team of only three still manages to be seemingly everywhere across the Mourne AONB at amenity sites, green lanes, key access routes and open mountain. Philip, Niall and Dave maintain and enhance the extensive visitor infrastructure as well as addressing issues impacting upon nearby landscape features and habitats whether litter, damage to walls and fences, scrub encroachment and many others.

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Alan Whitcroft - Volunteer Co-ordinator (Part Time)

Alan organises and supervises volunteering activities and events for Mourne Heritage Trust’s Active Lifestyles Programme including everything from managing the two tree nurseries at Silent Valley and Dunnywater, to the Youth Ranger Programme, to leading groups in the mountains and coast taking part in path repair and other conservation activities.

alan.whitcroft@mourne.co.uk
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Katie Taylor - Volunteer Co-ordinator (Full Time)

Rachel organises and supervises volunteering activities for Active Lifestyle Groups to deliver personal development, health and social inclusion benefits alongside those to conservation. Groups include those from health care centres, ethnic minorities, disadvantaged youth alongside local communities and business in the community teams.

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Steve Brook - Forest Trails Ranger

ftranger@mourne.co.uk

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Camilla Fitzpatrick - MMLP Scheme Manager

Camilla is responsible for the management of the Mourne Mountains Landscape Partnership scheme. This Heritage Lottery Fund initiative brings together a portfolio of projects that will provide long term environmental, social and economic and benefits to the Mourne area.  Camilla plans, co-ordinates and cajoles to ensure that projects are delivered effectively via a partnership of regional, national and local organisations through active engagement with local communities and visitors.

camilla.fitzpatrick@mourne.co.uk
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Amanda McDonald - MMLP Administration & Finance Officer (Part-time)

Amanda diligently takes care of the day-to-day clerical and financial management of the Landscape Partnership Scheme, as well as providing general administrative support to the other members of the team.

amanda.mcdonald@mourne.co.uk
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Alwynne Shannon - MMLP Outreach Officer

Alwynne is responsible for the engagement of local communities in a broad range of natural, cultural and built heritage projects.  She uses her formidable energy to develop and deliver engaging activities that help to raise appreciation and understanding of the special qualities and features of the landscape.

alwynne.shannon@mourne.co.uk