Ecologist joins NGO’s Board of Trustees


Senior bat ecologist Steve Roe was recently voted onto the Bat Conservation Trust’s Board of Trustees at their recent AGM during the National Bat Conference. Steve has joined the Board as a partner bat group nominated trustee and was nominated because he is in a position to understand the issues concerning bat groups and voluntary bat work as an active member of these communities. As an active volunteer and familiar face to many bat groups, Steve will be able to act as a contact between local partner bat groups and the Board of Trustees.

Meeting in London four times a year, the Board has a number of responsibilities including the delivery of firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets as well as ensuring BCT complies with charity and company laws.

Steve says “It’s a huge honour to be nominated and subsequently elected for this role. Having been involved with bat conservation since the age of 12 I feel that I will be able to bring a younger persons perspective to the board. I’m really looking forward to contributing to the running of the organisation and am particularly interested in how we can engage with the next generation of young batworkers”.

Ecology Director Pete Hoy says “FPCR congratulate Steve on his election and we hope he enjoys his tenure. We are proud to have a member of staff contributing in this way to an environmental charity and believe that Steve’s strong experience with be extremely valuable to BCT. As well as providing a good internal CPD budget for our staff here at FPCR we encourage all our staff to engage with external activities”.

Steve is one of our bat low impact class licence holders. We have a number of these low impact licence holders including bats, great crested newts and badgers. If you have a particularly difficult protected species issue, get in touch with us as we may be able to help circumvent the usual licensing process.