Helen Barnard

Nature After Minerals Programme Manager

The NAM Programme Manager’s role involves driving forward new links with the industry and other conservation bodies; securing funding; disseminating best-practice to a range of stakeholders, as well as supporting fellow NAM team members. Based out of the RSPB national headquarters at Sandy, Bedfordshire, much of the programme manager’s time is spent out in the regions, visiting sites.



phone number

(01767) 693534 (direct)

Ben Newton

Nature After Minerals Project Officer

NAM’s Project Officer provides site-based advice on restoration to mineral operators and other stakeholders and also works with a number of mineral planning authorities, helping inform restoration plans and policy during Mineral Plan formulation, across different regions of the UK.




phone number

(01767) 693242 (direct)


RSPB, The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL