Matt Stone


Hi, I’m Matt, I have always had a great passion for animals and their well-being; so in 2015, myself and my other half set up a very small home based rescue, today known as Moonstone Rescue. Our plan was and always has been to work with other organisations to better the lives of animals; domestic, exotics and wild.  I came across BeastWatch just before National Exotics Animal Rescue Service was created and took the opportunity to join a fantastic team of individuals who shared my passion for animals. In time I took over the running of the London response, which at the time was a rather small inactive team.
Fortunately after a great deal of hard work, London now stands alone as the flagship response for the UK and is built up of vets, vet nurses and vets in training, as well as reptile experts and ex RSPCA staff. In 2023, I was asked to take over the role of CEO for National Exotics Animal Rescue Service, to which I agreed; so here starts this new, wonderful journey alongside some rather special people.
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Tracie Williams

Executive Director of Welfare and Organisational Development Strategy.

Tracie is an Executive Director with responsibility for heading the National Exotics Welfare Team as well as overseeing organizational developments.

Tracie has a background in Animal Rescue and is qualified in animal welfare. Tracie was formerly the County Coordinator for Lancashire and our first Director of Operations.

Tracie's passion is wildlife and heads our in house triage team.

In her spare time, you'll catch Tracie down at the stables where Tracie and her Daughter have an ex racehorse and a pony and in typical Tracie style, these guys have issues and required a lot of time, trust building and vet fees.
If you'd like to reach out to Tracie personally then please click here to email directly.

Mike Potts

Executive Director of Special Operations

A retired charge nurse who has always had animals in his life being fascinated by bugs, reptiles & amphibians since a child, learning about nature through keeping many wild-caught long-term pets. Mike runs an animal encounter business & shares his home with around forty different species (including humans). Many of the animals he keeps have been rehomed to him or rescued through BeastWatch call-outs. He has been with BeastWatch UK since its early years as a cryptozoology interest group. The study of unknown animals remains a hobby and he was a long-term author & contributor to during the early 1990s, he remains an avid researcher & debater of the big cat phenomena & has an enthusiastic critical interest in all things paranormal.

Mike is a long-time, outspoken critic of the RSPCA & its ethics as an organization, it is his hope that National Exotics will become associated with offering a more positive & inspired response to the crisis facing the exotics-keeping hobby & the pet trade in general.