Tobias Jackson (Left)
I have just started work as the Biodiversity Officer, taking over from Stan Smith who I am sure many of you will already know. I will be responsible for the biodiversity projects in the scheme – shingle, improving ditches, and species recording. My background is in working with farmers in this country on water pollution with Natural England in E. Sussex, and I have led volunteers on practical conservation projects in various parts of the UK. I have also spent ten years working with some of the poorest people in the world on community forestry and land rights in Cambodia and Myanmar with Oxfam Hong Kong and the UN. I am looking forward to getting to know people on the Marsh and to explore how we can give wildlife a helping hand and get local communities excited about the marshes.
Didier Rochard (Right)
I have recently joined the Fifth Continent Landscape Partnership team as Cultural Heritage Officer. I will be managing several new projects as part of the scheme, as well as working to enhance cultural heritage elements within several projects already underway across Romney Marsh.
I have a background in project management, research, funding and events and have worked for the Arts & Humanities Research Council, Kingston University and University of Roehampton, where I was Head of Research Office. I am also a Founding Director of the London Contemporary Voices choir and am also involved with several community groups in the region, including Folkestone Pride as Director of Events.