The Swallowtail and Birdwing Butterfly Trust benefits from the voluntary support of a number of Honorary Advisors. Learn more below.
Jonathan is the Trust’s Honorary Advisor on CITES. He is currently the Deputy Secretary General of the Convention on Wetlands, Vice-President (and founder) of the Association of British Wild Animal Keepers, and a member of the UK Government’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Advisory Group. He was formerly the Chief of Governing Bodies of the CITES Secretariat and its Special Adviser on CITES Implementation. Jonathan lives near Geneva in Switzerland.
Sara Oldfield OBE
Sara is the Trust’s Honorary Advisor on Botany. Sara is a botanist and plant conservation expert. She is Co-Chair of the IUCN/SSC Global Tree Specialist Group, responsible for promoting and implementing projects to identify and conserve globally Red Listed tree species. Until February 2015, Sara was Secretary General of Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), leading this organisation for ten years. Prior to joining BGCI, Sara worked for a range of other conservation organisations. In 2016, Sara was awarded an OBE for the conservation of tree species worldwide. Sara lives in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK
Bill Page MSc
Bill is the Trust’s Honorary Advisor on Insect Rearing. He is a scientist with many years’ experience in rearing insects, including butterflies, moths, beetles and grasshoppers amongst many others. He has designed screen houses, laboratories and insectaries in various countries, and instigated a review of Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing butterfly when he was employed as Entomologist at the PNG Oil Palm Research Association, where he later became Director of Research. Bill is steering the design of the new laboratory for the Birdwing Project in Popondetta. Bill lives in Faversham, Kent, UK.
Alice is the Trust’s Honorary Advisor on Social Media. Alice is a computer games designer studying at the University of Gloucestershire. She is planning to specialise in animation and run her own independent games design company when she graduates. Alice lives in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Rachel is the Trust’s Honorary Financial Advisor. Rachel is a Chartered Accountant who, after qualifying, worked for Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) in Nairobi, Kenya before returning to the UK to bring up her children where she volunteered for various non-profit organisations in a financial capacity. In addition to her role in the Trust, Rachel is a trustee and Honorary Treasurer for the charity SUDEP Action. Rachel lives in Hawling, Gloucestershire, UK.