Meet the Osprey Team

Tim Mackrill

Senior Reserve Officer (Projects)

Tim is responsible for all project work at Rutland Water, including the Osprey Project which he’s managed since 2006. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Ecology in 2003 and is now completing a PhD on Ospreys with Leicester University. He was first involved with the Project as a volunteer in 1997.


Paul Stammers

Project Officer

After a career in engineering, Paul first became involved in the project in 1996 – the first year that chicks were translocated from Scotland. Paul is responsible for the day-to-day running of the project during the summer.


John Wright

Field Officer

John has overall responsibility for all project fieldwork, and has worked in the role since 2002. A talented artist and photographer, John takes all photos on the website. Check out his blog for more.


IMG_0804Kayleigh Brookes

Information Officer

Kayleigh joined the team in 2014, after previously working at Loch Garten in Scotland. She assists Paul with the running of the project, and is responsible for writing the osprey diary/blog on the website. She graduated from Bangor University in 2011 having done her Honours Project on Osprey behaviour in the UK.



Ken Davies, Jackie & Pete Murray

Education Officers

Ken, Jackie and Pete are responsible for all the Project’s educational work with schools and colleges, both locally and further afield. They visit schools, organise trips to see the ospreys, oversee World Osprey Week each spring, and develop exciting new learning opportunities!