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Executive Vice President - Extn 867
Nigel joined Earthwatch in July 2005 and was appointed Executive Vice President in 2008. Prior to that he was the Deputy Director and Head of the Expeditions and Fieldwork Division at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
Trained as a Life Scientist at Westminster University where he gained international field experience as an undergraduate, Nigel first joined the Royal Geographical Society as a Deputy Field Director in 1976 for the society's Gunung Mulu project in Sarawak. He helped establish the society's Expedition Advisory Centre and was then selected to develop its international field research programmes in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and the Indian Ocean. For his services to fieldwork, notably in Oman, he was awarded the Patron's Gold Medal of the Society in 1988 and the Mungo Park Award of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. In 1991 he was appointed Deputy Director, becoming responsible for a wide range of programmes and society activities. As Head of the Expeditions and Fieldwork division, Nigel was involved in developing standards and training for safe fieldwork and promoting the value of outdoor learning.
Nigel has been on the board of several geographical and conservation bodies, including the IUCN UK committee, the UK Man and the Biosphere committee, the Mount Everest Foundation, the British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow committee, Friends of Conservation (Chair), the Field Studies Council and the Global Canopy Programme. Nigel's principal expertise lies with interdisciplinary and international purpose-led fieldwork, community based nature conservation approaches, and corporate engagement with environmental issues. Recently Nigel was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from Westminster University for his services to the environment and conservation.
Executive Assistant - Extn 867
Rosey joined Earthwatch in April 2011 and works as Executive Assistant to Nigel Winser, Executive Vice President, and Events Manager for Earthwatch Europe. Central to this role is the organisation and execution of the Earthwatch Debate and Lecture series, sponsored by The Mitsubishi Corporation Fund for Europe and Africa, and held every year at the Royal Geographical Society in London, plus other fundraising events. She also holds the position of secretariat for the European Board of Trustees (CERT).
Before joining Earthwatch, Rosey’s career was mainly centred around event management. She held the position of B2B Operations Team Leader at Oulton Park Circuit; leading, planning and executing over 200 events per annum, including vehicle launches with blue chip companies such as BMW, Toyota, Audi, Honda. Most recently, Rosey worked for Cephalon Pharmaceuticals, both in their marketing department (organising exhibitions/international congresses) and latterly as executive assistant to the Senior Director of the Supply Chain. Rosey also has a strong IT background, after a 7 year stint at IBM in the ‘90’s.
Originally from Cheshire, she has also lived on the West Coast of Scotland, London, and now Northamptonshire! Rosey and her partner, Robin are widely travelled and recently enjoyed a latent 'gap year', when they orbited the globe via the US, Australia and South East Asia.