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Meet the team – Communications

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Christopher Graffius Executive Director of Communications & Public Affairs

Christopher Graffius joined BASC as its director of communications in 2001.

He is responsible for the organisation’s media department which includes press relations, political affairs, website and publications.

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Garry Doolan Deputy Director of Communications and Public Affairs

Garry Doolan is BASC’s deputy director of communications and public affairs. He has more than 20 years experience of journalism and the media.

He joined the organisation in 2016 and is a keen shooter and beater, with his springer spaniel Quincy.


Victoria Chesters Social Media Officer

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Debbie Collins Press Officer

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Tom O’Carroll Video editor


  • Produce high-quality video
  • Provide video technical support, advice and services to BASC staff.
  • Maintain online video publishing, YouTube channel and Google+ account maintenance.
  • Pre-production, research and management of video projects.


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Steven Moore Head of publications


  • Publisher, responsible for all written material published by BASC.
  • Editor of Shooting & Conservation magazine.
  • Responsible for all content on BASC websites.

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Sarah East Communications designer


  • Co-design all BASC’s printed material
  • Produce original artwork for BASC literature
  • Ensuring print costs are within budget and up to spec

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Marta Jacyna Publications Assistant


  • Provide overall assistance to the publications team.
  • Responsible for ensuring smooth production of S&C.
  • Responsible for overseeing Codes of Practice literature.
  • Producing Young Shots pages in S&C.

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Alistair Kennedy Communications designer


  • Co-design all BASC’s printed material
  • Produce original artwork for BASC literature
  • Responsible for uploading S&C onto the BASC website
  • Ensuring print costs are within budget and up to spec

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Mike Montgomery Publications Officer


  • Deputise for editor of S&C
  • Responsible for overseeing Fast Track and Action Alerts to members.
  • Write and sub features for S&C
  • Fulfil role of production editor for S&C.

Vanessa Waugh Communications & Public Affairs Co-ordinator


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Dr Conor O’Gorman Policy Development Manager

Conor joined BASC in 2003, spending several years successfully negotiating wildfowling leases and consents in England, Wales and Northern Ireland before expanding his role as Policy Development Manager to oversee the submission of BASC responses to all government consultations nationally and internationally. He specifically represents shooting interests on any proposals affecting the open general licences for pest birds.

Conor qualified as a Zoologist in Ireland in 1996 and began work on a game-keeping and habitat restoration project to save the Irish grey partridge from extinction, for which his research was awarded a PhD. He takes a keen interest in that project to this day, the last Irish population having recovered from a low of 22 birds a decade ago to over 900 birds today.

Political affairs

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Sophie Hutchinson Political Affairs Manager


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Lee Selvester Website manager


  • Manage all BASC websites
  • Production and development of BASC’s website strategy.
  • Launch new sites as required.
  • Oversee development and maintenance of extranet.

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Jamie Davies Website Assistant

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