Murray Brown MA (Hons)
Assistant Countryside Ranger
Murray joined Maydencroft in 2019, having previously worked as Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust People and Wildlife Officer at Panshanger Park – incorporating communications, managing volunteer and corporate work parties, habitat management, biodiversity monitoring and organising a programme of talks, visits and events. He has worked in various conservation posts, predominantly with the RSPB in visitor experience and community engagement roles, but also in practical habitat management capacities.
Outside of mainstream work, Murray continues to volunteer with a range of conservation organisations including the RSPB, Woodland Trust and Sherrardspark Wood Wardens Society. He completed a Diploma in Ornithology in 2010 and was a surveyor for the BTO Bird Atlas 2007-11 in Hertfordshire.
Murray graduated in History at the University of St Andrews and previously worked in the international insurance market in the City and then as a humanities teacher in secondary schools.
“I’m delighted to have joined Maydencroft at Panshanger Park. Family ties to the Mimram Valley and surrounding villages go back generations and working here, I have the opportunity to combine my passions for wildlife and history.”
Murray is a very keen scuba diver – although he dives as little as possible in the UK! Along with birds, he’s also obsessed with sharks.