BirdGuides is pleased to announce that Dr Fiona Barclay has today been appointed Managing Director with immediate effect. Fiona has been running the company for the past three years and this move recognises her
accomplishments across several fronts. These include developing BirdGuidesʼ online news services, transforming operations and in building relationships with key partners; in particular the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO).
Fiona is not only a life-long birder; she is also keenly interested in many other aspects of field natural history including moths, butterflies, dragonflies and bumblebees. Her passion for these subjects is already reflected in the catalogue of articles she has commissioned for BirdGuides online magazine (www.birdguides.com/webzine). A wide range of new mobile digital field guides are also in development, building on the success of BirdGuidesʼ existing iPhone reference apps, which earlier this week achieved number one ranking in Appleʼs iTunes store.
John Cromie, Technical Director of BirdGuides comments: “We are delighted that Fiona has agreed to become our MD. She has worked tirelessly to build the business and we are all excited by developments ahead. Fiona has an intuitive understanding of the new digital mobile technology that is poised to transform birding and field natural history.”