Susannah Bleakley

Chief Executive

Has led the Partnership for 16 years, and is full of energy and enthusiasm. 

Originally from Bolton. Taught sciences in a bush school by Lake Victoria. And an Exploration Geologist with Shell for 7 years, latterly in Indonesia.

Supports:  Likes: hot lime pickle, trail running.  Heroes: Lemn Sissay, Miriam Makeba, Simon Barnes.

Twitter: @S__Bleakley

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Claire Bradshaw

Archaeology and Heritage Officer



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Claire Brady

Coastal Communities Delivery Officer
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Michelle Cooper

Community and Volunteer Officer

Yorkshire-born Michelle spent 15 years as a curator and manager at a number of museums in Cumbria and north Lancashire before joining the Partnership in 2014. With a background in maritime collections, historic buildings, exhibitions, volunteers, community projects and events, she is passionate about working in collaboration with local communities, organisations and volunteers to create meaningful engagement with heritage, nature and the Morecambe Bay landscape. Twitter: @MBP_Projects

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Sophie Cringle

Operations Officer

Sophie brings panache & skill to everything she manages on projects and in the office.

She joined us in Oct 2012 with an MA in Heritage Management. A background in heritage marketing, events & project management, she previously worked for the Council for British Archaeology, English Heritage and the Wordsworth Trust.

A true all-rounder, super-quick and always sunny. Twitter: @MBP_ Projects

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Richard Frank

Coastal Communities Team Officer

Richard joined us in February 2018.   He has significant practical expertise in youth and community engagement, volunteering, regeneration and access.  It's great to have him on our team as he's terrific at innovative partnerships, and knows about everything from car repair to arts and design, from landownership issues to local government procurement.

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Amy Hopley

Nature and Wildlife Officer

Originally from Lancashire, Amy studied Marine Biology and has worked for the Wildlife Trusts, RSPB and the National Trust protecting the amazing wildlife of our shores. She loves helping people see, and care for the wildlife spectacles right on our doorstep. Amy is thrilled to be a champion for the iconic wildlife of the Bay, protecting bird nesting and roosting sites, and sharing her passion for wildlife. 


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Anya Kuliszewski

LOVEmyBEACH Coordinator

Originally from Cumbria, Anya has worked for the RSPB and the National Trust in the Lake District, as well as undertaken partnership projects with Forestry England and Lake District National Park. She has a background in marketing and sales, as well as large event management and community engagement. She is a keen birdwatcher and environmentalist who can’t wait to inspire people to look after the natural world. 


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Jo Haughton

Coastal Communities Marketing and Operations Officer

Jo joined the Coastal Communities Team after 19 years as a Marketing Manager for the National Trust, so her focus has changed from camping and glamping to cycling and walking. A lover of all things connected to the outdoors, Jo’s been on the tourism circuit in South Lakeland for 30 years and will already be a familiar face to many of MBP’s friends and supporters.


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