Bella joined the Trust in 2009, initially as Development Officer for the Wandle Trust. She became Trust Director in 2011 and as the Trust expanded became CEO. She is passionate about restoring aquatic environments so that they thrive with wildlife. She loves working with Trust staff, partners, local communities and volunteers to bring rivers and other aquatic habitats back to life.
Bella has a long-standing interest in the environment and aquatic ecology. Having grown up playing on the foreshore of the Thames, she went on to do a BSc in physical geography, an MSc in Environmental Assessment and Management and a PhD in the protection of aquatic habitats in agricultural landscapes.
She has worked in environmental consultancy, academic and research institutions as well as several NGOs. She is currently also a Trustee of the Rivers Trust.Back to the team page