Meet the team

There is an LNP in every area across Wales, each uniquely placed to deliver effective action at the local level and contribute to the national nature recovery agenda. Find your Local Nature Partnership here.

Each LNP has a coordinator who is hosted by the Local Authority or National Park Authority in their area. They are each responsible for developing and delivering activities, as well as monitoring and performance.

For general enquires about the project, please contact us here.

Chris Lazo - LNP Cymru Project Manager, WCVA

Chris Lazo

LNP Cymru Project Manager, WCVA
Chris has been managing the project since early 2020. His role involves ensuring that the project as whole delivers its objectives and remains on course. He oversees the Advisory Group and the Project Board, and reports to the funders in Welsh Government.

Ben Jewell - LNP Cymru Support Officer, WCVA

Ben Jewell

LNP Cymru Support Officer, WCVA
Ben came on board at the end of March 2020. He works closely with the team and all partners to ensure that we manage the budgets efficiently and that we fulfil the reporting and accounting requirements of our funders. He also supports the team and the partners with administrative matters.

Adam Rowe

Adam Rowe

Director, Local Environment Records Centres Wales Ltd (LERC Wales)
Adam has worked in Welsh LERCs for 20 years and has also been involved in the LNP Cymru project since its inception, driven by the desire to cement and grow the role of LERCs in Local Nature Partnerships across Wales. His role is to coordinate their input to the project, which includes support and data analysis work for LNPs, developing and delivering tailored training, and delivering evidence-driven pilot projects to embed the evidence base in local NRAPs.

Holly Dillon - LNP Coordinator for Powys

Holly Dillon

LNP Coordinator for Powys
This is Holly and she’s the LNP Coordinator for Powys. Holly has a BSc in Conservation Biology and an MSc in Advanced Wildlife Conservation. She’s had a varied career so far, from counting Puffins on Skomer Island and studying insects in the rainforests of Borneo to creating wildlife gardens and running wildlife identification courses and engagement events across Wales

Sean McHugh

Sean McHugh

Wales Biodiversity Partnership Support Team, WBP
Sean has been involved with the LNP Cymru project over the course of its development and worked hard to secure the funding from Welsh Government for the delivery phase. He is the strategic lead for all project activities and provides a clear link to relevant policy including the Nature Recovery Action Plan and the Environment Act and its instruments.

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