Patron and presidents

Our Patrons and Presidents use their platforms and communications skills to help people fall in love with wetlands and their wildlife.

Our Patron

HRH King Charles III

Our President

Kate Humble

Writer and broadcaster Kate Humble has been President of WWT since 2018. Known for presenting a number of popular TV shows which focus on wildlife and rural Britain, Kate is also the owner of a small farm in Wales. Kate recently fronted the Wetlands Can campaign and regularly champions wetlands and what can be done to protect them.

Vice President

Mark Cawardine

Mark Carwardine is a zoologist, environmental activist, broadcaster, writer and wildlife photographer. Perhaps best known for his 30-year TV, radio and book project, Last Chance To See, Mark has been a WWT Vice President since 2018.

Vice President

Mike Dilger

Mike is an ecologist, ornithologist, writer, broadcaster and wildlife presenter on BBC1’s The One Show in addition to being a WWT Vice President. Mike is a regular visitor to his local WWT site in Steart Marshes, where he often visits with his young son – also a budding naturalist.

Vice President

David Lindo

David Lindo, AKA The Urban Birder, is a broadcaster, photographer, speaker, writer and avid birdwatcher. A Vice President since 2018, David is on a mission to engage city dwellers with the environment through the medium of birds.

Vice President

Chris Packham CBE

A Vice President since 2018, Chris is prolific in the world of wildlife and conservation. A broadcaster, nature photographer, author and stalwart BBC nature watch presenter, Chris campaigns tirelessly on a number of wildlife and conservation issues.

Vice President

Dr Dafila Scott

Dafila Scott grew up at Slimbridge and, as a teenager, studied Bewick’s swans with her father, WWT founder, Sir Peter Scott. After initially training and working as a zoologist, she turned to drawing and painting and now works as an artist. Her work is inspired by wildlife, landscape, and people.