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Convenor Martin Brammah
Vice Convenor Jon Huckle
Treasurer Jamie Woollam
Secretary Tori Alexander
Committee members Hannah Bilston, Alex Cole, Beck Harrington-Harding, Emma Mundy, James Simpson, Lindsay Stronge,

 

Martin BrammahConvenor
Martin Brammah MCIEEM

I am a Senior Ecologist and full member of CIEEM with over 9 years’ experience in Ecology. I start a new role as a Principal Ecologist in October.

As Vice Convenor of the East of England Section I was largely responsible for organising the AGM and also a successful noctule roost visit this year.

I have good IT knowledge, which will help the Committee keep up with technological advances. I bring enthusiasm, good humour and an efficient approach that I hope will allow me to continue to work with the Committee to deliver a range of exciting events in 2017.

 

Jon HuckleVice Convenor
Jon Huckle CEnv MCIEEM

20yrs + experience as professional experience including 14 as an ecological consultant working for a range of companies including Jacobs, Penny Anderson Associates and APEM, and more recently own company Huckle Ecology

Understanding of practical issues facing professional ecologists based on experience of wide range of employers and clients.

6yrs as member of CIEEM Professional Standards Committee (2007-13)– experience of CIEEM processes and understanding of professional affairs

Previously Vice Convenor and member of North West England Section committee when based in that region.

Enthusiastic about CIEEM’s role in leading the ecology profession through potentially challenging years ahead.

 

Jamie WoollamTreasurer
Jamie Woollam MCIEEM

I have 8 years of professional experience in consultancy and am a full member of CIEEM. I’ve led ecological services at CSA’s Hertfordshire office since 2010 managing a team of four ecologists. I remain an active field ecologist specialise in protected species survey and mitigation works, but with a keen interest in botany.

I believe I would be a reliable addition to the committee, sharing my up-to-date knowledge and hands-on experience of ecology in the region. I’m excited to get involved and support my fellow CIEEM section members in their roles.

 

Victoria AlexanderSecretary
Tori Alexander MCIEEM

I am an experienced ecologist with 9 years in the environmental sector and 17 years’ in a variety of ecological roles. I have advised and liaised with clients and statutory bodies on a variety of projects and ecological issues and have developed excellent communication skills and technical knowledge.

I hold a great-crested newt licence from Natural England and have worked on several large projects involving great-crested newt translocation and mitigation. I also have experience of designing and implementing protected species mitigation plans for a variety of species. 

 

Hannah BilstonCommittee Member
Hannah Bilston MCIEEM

I have been an ecologist for over 10 years and I would bring my experience and enthusiasm to the committee.  I have a degree in Environmental Science and a Masters in Conservation Ecology. I am an organised individual and have organised the Oxfordshire and North Bucks Bat Group talks programmes which have included various high profile speakers.  I sit on the CIRIA Biodiversity Interest Group and have inputted constructively into the group including running workshops. I enjoy keeping up to date with emerging industry themes and would input proactively with ideas for events to help ensure the East of England members are well informed.

 

Committee MemberCommittee Member (co-opted)
Alex Cole ACIEEM

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Harrington-HardingCommittee Member (co-opted)
Beck Harrington-Harding Grad CIEEM

I am an ecologist with four years’ experience and a graduate member of CIEEM.  I have a degree in Conservation and the Environment, hold licences for bats and GCN and am working towards obtaining a dormouse licence.  In my spare time you’ll find me grubbing around in old buildings carrying out volunteer bat surveys for Natural England, dashing round Suffolk picking up sick/injured bats for rehabilitation and release back into the wild or roaming the woods helping out with the NDMP.

I am enthusiastic team player and am happiest when supporting others from the side lines.  

 

Emma_MundyCommittee Member
Emma Mundy MCIEEM

I am a Senior Ecological Consultant at RSK ADAS Ltd and have over 10 years’ experience of working in the environmental and ecological sector. I previously worked for another consultancy but have also worked for conservation organisations which has broadened my knowledge base. I have undertaken a wide variety of surveys and specialise in mammals, including dormice and water voles. I am an enthusiastic team member and will bring my experience and this enthusiasm to the committee, with the aim of helping the East of England group to expand and develop into a strong ecology network.

 

James SimpsonCommittee Member
James Simpson MCIEEM (co-opted)

I have worked in the environmental and conservation sector for over 17 years.  I have worked in a variety of roles within the public, private, self-employed and charitable sectors.  This work has ranged from the delivery of countryside stewardship, managing a SSSI nature reserve called Idle Valley, to more latterly working as a consultant ecologist. 

In my latest role I lead the south east team for ADAS and provide expertise in both botany and amphibians.  This technical delivery has provided me with working on schemes that include the monitoring of Countryside Stewardship Schemes for English Nature to acting as the lead ecologist on the Woking GCN pilot project.  This varied and diverse range of experience can provide many insights into the industry and assist with the local committee.  

 

Lindsay StrongeCommittee Member
Lindsay Stronge Grad CIEEM

I am a graduate ecologist with two years experience. I work for RSK Environment and am based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. I have a particular interest in bats and botany but also hold licences for GCN/Smooth snakes/Sand lizard and Roman Snail.

I’m very enthusiastic about ecology and a keen organiser of activities and events in my spare time. I’m a career changer and still new to this sector, but I hope to organise events of interest to junior and aspiring ecologists. If you have any suggestions feel free to get in touch with the committee at eastofengland@cieem.net.   

 

 

 

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