Meet Hen Harrier Action's Team of Volunteer Directors and Trustees

Hen Harrier Action is run entirely by volunteers . We thank everyone who supports our work, including our subscribers, followers and donors, and especially the organisers of local events.

Meet the team:

Paul Samuels, co-chair and trustee of Hen Harrier Action

Paul Samuels, Hen Harrier Action Co-chair

Paul is a wildlife and documentary film maker who lives in North East London. He has produced film content for WWT and RSPB and numerous film and video items for Hen Harrier Action. His early career was as a professional violinist but now he works exclusively in the world of film making and his output includes social documentaries on housing and support for the homeless, as well as events like the Great River Race, London and the Restore Nature Now rally in 2023.

Recording the natural world has been a lifelong interest, beginning with stills photography in his teens and developing into video in the last 10 years. Paul also directs and produces Skydancer Day, Hen Harrier Action's annual online live broadcast on YouTube.

Indy Kiemel Greene, co-chair and director of Hen Harrier Action

Indy Kiemel Greene, Hen Harrier Action Co-chair

Indy is a naturalist and Goshawk lover from Nottinghamshire. He is lucky enough to live a stone’s throw from Sherwood Forest and has been fascinated by wildlife from an early age. He is a member of the RSPB's Youth Council and is well-known from appearances on Springwatch, 8 Out of 10 Bats, Hen Harrier Action's annual Skydancer Day and elsewhere.

He believes we should encourage engagement with nature through all the avenues available. He sees real importance not only in sharing the joyous encounters, but also highlighting the threat species and habitats are facing.

Andrea Hudspeth, director and trustee of Hen Harrier Action

Andrea Hudspeth, Director & Trustee

Andrea runs Aquila Ecology, based in the beautiful Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and offering walks and tours as well as ecological services. Andrea has always loved nature and all animals but worked first in the service sector and then in adult and further education before taking a degree in Wildlife and Countryside Conservation which included a dissertation on moorland management and Hen Harriers.

She has since worked for the RSPB, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and others, and volunteered in raptor protection camps on Malta and Sicily. She completes yearly monitoring of breeding raptor species with Tayside Raptor Study Group. Andrea has organised three Hen Harrier Days in Scotland to date and many walks and awareness-raising events.

Adrian Rowe, director and trustee of Hen Harrier Action

Adrian Rowe, Director & Trustee

Originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, Adrian has lived in West Yorkshire for over 40 years and works in a marketing agency based in Manchester. A passionate birder, in his spare time he can often be found at one of the many nature reserves in and around Yorkshire. He has participated in national Turtle Dove and breeding wader surveys.

With a lifetime’s experience in online and offline marketing, he hopes to help raise the profile of Hen Harrier Action through its website, newsletters and by expanding its digital reach.

Jonathan Wilson, trustee and director of Hen Harrier Action

Jonathan Wilson, Director & Trustee

Jonathan is a communications professional at an international environmental organization. With a background in volunteering for organizations like RSPB, Wildlife Trusts, and the Marine Conservation Society, Jonathan is passionate about protecting our planet's natural habitats and species.

Jack Whitelegg, director and trustee of Hen Harrier Action

Jack Whitelegg

Jack is a passionate conservationist based in Edinburgh with experience working and volunteering on a range of conservation projects to restore UK biodiversity. His initial career started in fundraising and financial management for a public health university, however, his passion for wildlife conservation led to a career change through the completion of a MSc in Conservation & Biodiversity.

Currently, he is working as an Island Restoration Officer for the RSPB, focusing both on UK and International island restoration. Jack looks to bring fundraising, financial management and project design to support the work of Hen Harrier Action and work with the team to raise awareness of uplands conservation.


Bob Elliot

Bob Elliot

Bob was a founder Trustee of Hen Harrier Action and is Director of OneKind, a respected and evidence-led welfare organisation helping to make a difference for animals in Scotland, exposing the cruelty and persecution so often encountered by our domestic, farmed and wild animals. His previous work, over nearly 25 years in nature conservation, included posts at the National Trust for Scotland, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and latterly as the Head of Investigations for the RSPB, managing and overseeing the detection and investigation of serious wildlife crime cases. When not at work Bob can be found leading nature tours, watching wildlife and sea kayaking.

Andrea Goddard

Andrea is a passionate conservationist living in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland. Volunteering at the RSPB's Tollie red kite centre from 2011, she graduated in 2019 with a degree in Environmental Science at the University of the Highlands and Islands. Her dissertation focused on the roosting behaviour of Eurasian treecreepers, which led to a feature on the subject on BBC's Winterwatch in 2020. Now working for SCOTLAND:The Big Picture managing a project to reintroduce common cranes to the Cairngorms, her spare time is taken up by managing the online wildlife crime campaign group Mad for Wildlife, pressing for a ban on rodent glue traps in Scotland and monitoring raptor nesting for the Highland Raptor Study Group.

Harry Huyton

Harry was a founder Trustee of Hen Harrier Action, and is the Director of Strategy for the Scottish Green Party. He was previously Director of OneKind and earlier, at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Development, he managed the UK Corporate Leaders Programme. Before that, as Head of Climate Change Policy and Campaigns for the RSPB, Harry played a key role in the ban on fracking in national parks in England and Wales and was a steering group member of the Climate Coalition. Harry has an MSc in Environmental Technology and a BSc in Natural Sciences.