Our Team

UKELA operates as a virtual organisation, with no main offices or overheads.

All our team work on a part-time basis from home. Meet them below.

If you would like to get in touch with any of us, please contact us by email.

Alison Boyd

Alison is our Executive Director. She has been with UKELA since 2005. Alison is responsible for all aspects of running the organisation, working in close liaison with the trustee board. Alison is based in Surrey.  

Elly-Mae Gadsby

 Elly-Mae is our Membership Development Manager. Her main responsibilities include managing our membership, providing support to the Executive Director on finance and project work, marketing campaigns, student competitions and Working Party liaison work. Elly-Mae is based in Somerset.

Paul Stookes

Paul is our Policy and Law Adviser. He has been a UKELA member since 2005. His main responsibilities are to support the working parties and Governance & Devolution Group to ensure that they engage proactively and effectively in the development of environmental law.

Louise Hotchkiss

Louise is our Communications Coordinator. Her responsibilities include providing support to the Executive Director and other members of staff on events, project work and communications with trustees and members. She also creates digital content, and oversees our social media campaigns and the weekly newsletter. Louise is based in Surrey.


For general information on environmental issues, visit our sister site Law and Your environment