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The Link Team

Link’s team is responsible for carrying out the day to day operation of Link. Link currently employs six members of staff and benefits from the support of a number of highly-skilled volunteers.

Richard Benwell

Richard Benwell
CEO

richard@wcl.org.uk

Richard delivers our strategic vision and leads on achieving influence, impact and innovative outcomes on behalf of our members.

Emma Adler

Emma Adler
Head of Communications

emma.adler@wcl.org.uk

Emma manages strategic communications for Link and works closely with members to strengthen the joint voice of the environment sector.

Matt Browne

Matt Browne
Advocacy Lead

matt@wcl.org.uk

Matt leads Link's Parliamentary advocacy and government affairs. He also manages and supports Link's Animal Welfare, Wildlife Crime and Legal Strategy Groups.

Hannah Conway

Hannah Conway
Policy Officer

hannah@wcl.org.uk

Hannah manages Link's Green Recovery work, Chemicals Taskforce, and Agriculture Group.

Emma Clarke

Emma Clarke
Policy and Information Coordinator

emma.clarke@wcl.org.uk

Emma manages and supports Link's Land-Use Planning and Nature & Wellbeing Groups.

Ellie Ward

Ellie Ward
Policy and Information Coordinator

eleanor@wcl.org.uk

Ellie manages and supports Link's Blueprint for Water, Invasive Non-Native Species, and Bovine TB Groups.