Contacts

Service Providers

Consultants wishing to access GiGL’s data search service should contact our delivery partner eCountability.

GiGL Staff


Andy Foy

Systems Manager

Primary contact for GiGL’s information systems and technical enquiries.

Andy manages the development and maintenance of GiGL data systems and tools. He works with the team to streamline data processes and ensure that GiGL datasets are fit for purpose for use by partners, community groups and the public.

Contact Andy to find out more about GiGL’s data systems and processes or to discuss ideas for new systems, tools and datasets.

✉ andy.foy@gigl.org.uk


Benjamin Town

Community Officer

Primary contact for our work with students, recorders and members of the public.

Ben delivers work for community partners and clients, including delivery of the data search report service. He works with members of the public and community groups, as well as carrying out work with students that wish to use GiGL data for research projects. At times he focuses on internal species database work, core projects and runs the GiGL social media accounts.

Contact Ben if you are a student, recorder or member of the public interested in making use of GiGL’s environmental data.

✉ benjamin.town@gigl.org.uk
✆ 020 7803 4277


Chloë Smith

Partnership Manager

Primary contact for new Service Level Agreement Partners and project development.

Chloë works with the team on partnership development and oversees service delivery to GiGL’s funding partners including local authorities, government agencies, NGOs and infrastructure organisations.

Contact Chloë to find out more about the benefits of your organisation working in partnership with GiGL or to discuss project ideas and making the most of your existing SLA.

✉ chloe.smith@gigl.org.uk
✆ 020 7803 4275


Claudia Watts

GiGL Royal Parks Officer

Primary contact for our work with the Royal Parks

Claudia works for GiGL but is also part of the Royal Parks’ Ecology team, where she is responsible for managing the species and habitat data for all the Royal Parks land holdings across London.

Contact Claudia if you have any queries relating specifically to species sightings, wildlife or habitat data for any of the Royal Parks.

✉ cwatts@royalparks.org.uk


Eleni Foui

Planning Research Officer

Primary contact for the Planning Research Project.

Eleni leads a project designed to understand and support the planning process regarding the use of biodiversity data in Greater London; its objective is to secure positive outcomes for biodiversity through planning by engaging Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) and other stakeholders. The project aims to identify current practices across the capital, define best practice and develop new resources for LPAs. The Planning Research Project is supported by the GLA and hosted by GiGL.

Contact Eleni if you would like to find out more about the project or contribute to the research.

✉ eleni.foui@gigl.org.uk
✆ TBC


Emma Knowles

Partnership Officer

Primary contact for our work with existing Service Level Agreement Partners.

Emma delivers work for existing GiGL partners with Service Level Agreements, as well as carrying out work with students that wish to use GiGL data for research projects. At times she focuses on internal database work and core projects.

Contact Emma if you would like to make use of GiGL’s environmental data and your organisation is part of the GiGL Partnership or is an academic institution.

✉ emma.knowles@gigl.org.uk
✆ 020 7803 4271


Laura Kuurne

Database Officer

Primary contact for technical enquiries or updates relating SINCs, Open Space or Habitat data.

Laura delivers work to review, manage and develop GiGL’s three core ‘sites’ databases: Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCs), Open Spaces and Habitats. This includes collating data in partnership with local authorities and land managers, and coordinating steering from stakeholders. As a member of the partnership team, she provides GIS introductions and advice for partners and stakeholders.

Contact Laura if you have enquiries or updates relating to our sites data.

✉ laura.kuurne@gigl.org.uk
✆ 020 7803 4273


Lyndsey Cox

Senior Community Officer

Primary contact for our work with species data, the GiGL website and discover-London.

Lyndsey works with new data, digitising species information supplied for the GiGL database. She has control of data from arrival at GiGL through to the verification stage. Datasets or records can be sent to her directly, or one-off sightings can be entered via the online form.

Contact Lyndsey if you have any queries about the species data, including verification, or any data entry related questions.

✉ lyndsey.cox@gigl.org.uk


Mandy Rudd

Chief Executive

Primary contact for media enquiries and opportunities for business development.

Mandy is responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of the business in collaboration with GiGL’s Board of Directors. Mandy is the lead on business development, setting the social enterprise’s values and culture, and developing the staff team. She is also involved at a UK-level as a company director of the Association of Local Environmental Records Centres (ALERC) and trustee of the National Biodiversity network Trust (NBNT).

Contact Mandy for media enquiries and to discuss opportunities for collaboration.

✉ mandy.rudd@gigl.org.uk
✆ 020 7803 4278


Maria Longley

Community Manager

Primary contact for our work with members of the public, community and recording groups and the GiGL data search report service.

Maria works with the team and the recording community in London to mobilise species data (data flow), work on data standards, and oversee service delivery for community groups.

Contact Maria to discuss working in partnership together with GiGL, and projects to record and access data in London, including GiGL’s data search report service.

✉ maria.longley@gigl.org.uk
✆ 020 7803 4285


Minhyuk Seo

Partnership Officer

Primary contact for the GiGLer newsletter and SLA Spotlight.

Min is Commissioning Editor of the GiGLer newsletter, our bi-annual newsletter, and the lead on SLA Spotlight, a monthly email bulletin for our existing and potential SLA partners. He also delivers work for existing GiGL partners with Service Level Agreements, as well as carrying out work with students that wish to use GiGL data for research projects. At times he focuses on internal database work and core projects.

Contact Min if you would like to contribute a relevant article to the GiGLer newsletter or would like to sign up to SLA Spotlight.

✉ minhyuk.seo@gigl.org.uk
✆ 020 7803 4288

Postal Address

c/o London Wildlife Trust, Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF