OUR TEAM
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HEATHER HILBURN

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

In the course of a 25-year career in environment and heritage conservation, Heather has helped to create significant riverside regeneration and cultural sites including the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Tate Modern. As projects director for the Tower of London, she managed this Thames-side World Heritage Site from 2013 to 2019, creating experiences that connected with families across the nation, including the Poppies at the Tower installation.  

 

Heather brings to TEP her expertise in urban regeneration, cultural programming, town planning, land management and green finance. Heather is an Essex Climate Action Commissioner and she sits on the Investment Committee for Access, a blended finance and social investment fund.

AMY PRYOR

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Amy forged her career in marine and estuarine ecology and biology, fisheries and conservation. She has a BSc in Marine Biology and an MSc in Aquatic Science. She started her career monitoring deep sea fisheries in the North East Atlantic and in the South Atlantic for MRAG Ltd, a UK consultancy.

Amy has co-ordinated global projects for the Zoological Society of London. She conducted stakeholder engagement and socio-economic assessment for the University of Kent’s Balanced Seas Marine Conservation Zone Project for South East England.

Amy is skilled at project design and delivery, stakeholder engagement, research and conservation.  Her interest in fisheries and community resource management are well catered for at TEP where she manages water quality and river health projects.

Contact Amy about the North Thames FLAG, River Basin Management Planning, Coastal Partnership Network, green infrastructure and intertidal habitat, flood defence, water quality, fisheries and biodiversity.

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WANDA BODNAR
DATA & TRAINING MANAGER

Originally from Hungary, Wanda is a marine scientist with a wide range of experience working in academic and industry settings.

She holds a master’s degree in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, VUB) and worked as a research assistant at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research (NIOZ), and as a marine environmental consultant in offshore and coastal waters. In the latter position, she gained experience in developing and implementing marine mammal mitigation plans according to government and industry regulations. In 2016 she became accredited as a Registered Marine Scientist by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). Since 2017 she has also been focusing on marine geospatial data science. 

From January 2018 till March 2022 her main project was the development of the Fish Migration Roadmap. Since April 2022 she has been working on several projects, including the Blue Connections training programme. 

In addition, she is also representing TEP at the London River Restoration Group (LRRG), and helps create and curate TEP's 'Digital Resources' and ArcGIS content.

ALICE WATTS
NATIONAL COORDINATOR,
COASTAL PARTNERSHIP NETWORK

Alice is an Urban and Spatial Development Practitioner with an MSc Building and Urban Design in Development from The Bartlett, University College London.

She is interested in people-centred, collaborative approaches to design and development, with an emphasis on creating just and sustainable environments through co-design and management processes. She has worked on development projects both in London and abroad, with experience of developing multi-stakeholder learning networks in the context of collective settlement upgrading in Yangon, Myanmar.

As the National Coordinator for the Coastal Partnerships Network, she works to strengthen the network, seeking to offer increased opportunities for learning, collaboration and influence on a national level through encouraging an exchange of information and debate between Partnerships and establishing closer links with key coastal stakeholders. Central to this work is embedding the importance of an integrated, cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary approach to coastal management.

 

Alice is also the coordinator for the multi-organisational endeavour Year of the Coast, and co-hosts the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Coastal Communities.

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