About Who is who Office team

Office team

Our management and administration staff are based in our office in Talgarth.


Simon is an environmental scientist who joined us from the Westcountry Rivers Trust in 2004. His initial role was Deputy Director before becoming Chief Executive in 2016. He has been involved with all aspects of our work over the years from liming headwaters to project management, building project bids and the day-to-day of running the Foundation. An avid fisherman, his passion is improving rivers and how our soils are managed.

Wendy joined the Foundation in 2004 to deal with the fishing bookings and general administration. Now, as Office Manager, she looks after the general book keeping, HR and other office management issues. She has a passion for the environment and conservation.

Allyson joined the Foundation in 2006 and is usually the first person you will talk to at the Foundation on the phone or if coming to our office. Initially employed to assist with administration tasks in general for the Foundation, the rapid expansion of the Passport meant her role quickly developed more towards the day to day running of the fishing scheme, advising anglers on how and where to book. Recently, she has also started co-ordinating and designing websites for affiliate organisations.

Shannon joined the Foundation at the beginning of 2020 as an Administration Officer. Her role varies from dealing with the fishing bookings, general administration tasks, supporting head of finance, GIS mapping and fundraising tasks. Shannon is very passionate about the environment and has previously gained a BSc Geography degree from Aberystwyth University. Outside of work, Shannon is always off hiking and exploring across stunning Welsh landscapes.

Ying Joined the Foundation at September of 2023 as a Finance officer. Her role is mainly handling purchase invoices, supporting the Head of Finance, and covering the fishing bookings. Ying was born in China and came to Wales in 2004 to complete her Master’s degree in Business Management. She now has a family of her own, with her husband and two lovely daughters. Outside of work, she loves reading, movies, and cooking.

Helen joined the Foundation in August 2023, having spent almost twelve years working as a Community Fundraiser for another Welsh charity, where she was also responsible for recruiting and coordinating a team of volunteers in Mid Wales. Prior to that, she was a secondary school teacher of modern languages and holds a BA Joint Honours Degree in French and German as well as a Post Graduate Certificate of Education.

Helen is a nature lover who would always rather be outdoors than indoors. When not at work, she is a keen cook with a particular interest in Indian cuisine.


Martin has worked in the media for over 30 years. Starting in photography, he worked in advertising before moving into film and TV. A passionate conservationist, he has made award winning nature films and manages a moor above the Usk Valley