Meet the Team – MGET Staff
Paul Oldfield – Company Secretary
Paul is Company Secretary of the MGET, with over 25 years experience of practical nature conservation work in the Cheshire area with Halton Borough Council and Cheshire County Council. This involved working on the Mersey Forest Project in its early days, then becoming the Nature Conservation Officer for Halton Council for 10 years. He was also previously a Trustee with Cheshire Wildlife Trust and RECORD, the local record centre. Paul joined the Mersey Gateway Project prior to its construction period to ensure contractual compliance on environmental matters and was instrumental in setting up the Mersey Gateway Environmental Trust.
Dr Andrea Drewitt – Biodiversity Manager
Andrea joined the Trust in January 2018 as the Biodiversity Manager. Before joining, she completed her PhD at the University of Salford, researching the impact of the Mersey Gateway Crossing on the ecosystem services that are provided by the Upper Mersey Estuary. Andrea has been actively working in the area for at least three years and has experience in a variety of environmental issues. Andrea previously studied and worked on several international environmental projects, e.g. in Germany, Sweden and Mexico. She enjoys being out and about, as well as cruising around in her 1989 VW Campervan.