I was one of the three paid staff of the British Dragonfly Society. As the Dragonflies in Focus Officer from 2007 my major role was managing the records of the Dragonfly Recording Network. These records were used to produce the Atlas of Dragonflies in Britain and Ireland which was published in 2014. After a career in computing working for international banks and financial institutions I saw the light and took a degree in Conservation Management at the University of Hertfordshire graduating in 2006. The post of Dragonflies in Focus Officer combined my many years computing experience with an interest in the countryside and nature conservation. I retired from the BDS is 2015 and have recently relocated to Cumbria.