Post holders

President
Professor Sir John Lawton became President of the Institution of Environmental Sciences in April 2015, having been appointed an Honorary Fellow in...
Chair
Noel Nelson has been actively involved in environmental work for the last 23 years. After obtaining a degree in Physics and an MSc in Environmental...
Vice Chair
Gary supports Natural England's Chief Scientist in ensuring the credibility and impact of Natural England's science and evidence. He champions the...
Honorary Secretary
Phil is a public engagement specialist working in the museum and science communication sector. He has delivered public programmes, exhibitions and...
Honorary Treasurer
Jim Whelan has spent 30 years involved in sustainable development in various ways, but primarily in the field on planning and property. He is an...
Company Secretary
Eleni is an environmental scientist with fourteen years experience in the Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management of major...
Senior Vice President
John is currently self- employed, working as a consultant in Education for Sustainability. He was Director of the Council for Environmental Education...
Vice President
Dr Heather Barrett-Mold has worked in Further and Higher Education for a number of years, and was Principal and Chief Executive of Pershore Group of...
Vice President
Jennifer graduated in Contemporary Studies at the University of Hertfordshire before obtaining postgraduate qualifications (MA) in Conservation...
Vice President
Jim Longhurst is Professor of Environmental Science, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability and an Associate Dean in the...
Vice President
Dr Mark Everard is an author, scientist and broadcaster with extensive involvement in the worlds of environment and sustainability, angling and music...
Vice President
Professor William Pope has a wealth of experience, leadership and expertise gained from senior roles within industry, the NHS and academia, including...
Vice President
Professor Carolyn Roberts is a 'Specialist' with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), based at the University of Oxford. KTN is part of UK...

Honorary Fellows

Pamela Castle OBE, solicitor, is Chair and Founder of Castle Debates. She is former chair of, amongst others, the UK Environmental Law Association...

Professor Brian Chalkley has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to the development and promotion of environmental and geographical...

Tony Juniper is Special Advisor to the Prince of Wales' Rainforest Project, and a Senior Associate with the Cambridge University Program for...

Judy Ling Wong is UK Director of the Black Environment Network (BEN), which works to integrate environmental, social and cultural issues in the...

Caroline Lucas is Member of Parliament for Brighton Pavilion and served as leader of the Green Party of England and Wales from 2008 to 2012. In...

Professor Jacqueline McGlade was appointed Chief Scientist at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in early 2014. She also holds the ...

Sara Parkin is a Founder-Director and Trustee of Forum for the Future, an organisation with the mission to promote sustainable development. Her...

Jonathon Porritt is an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on environmental protection and sustainable development. He is a co-founder of...

Professor Bob Watson has been the Chief Scientific Officer for Defra since 2007, and is also Professor of Environmental Sciences and the Director...

Professor Martin Williams has established a Science Policy Unit at the Environmental Research Group at King's College. He was previously Head of...

Staff members & Contractors

Adam Donnan

Chief Executive Officer

Adam's role includes creating strategy for the organisation, acting as an external representative and directing and controlling key resources. He was Vice President of ENEP (2013-16), non-Executive Director of Change Agents UK (2011-16) and a member of the Project Management Group of PP4SD (2007-16). He has been Treasurer of CHES since 2007. He has a bold vision of the way modern professional bodies should operate towards the public good and is constantly striving for innovation in the way the IES delivers its membership services. He was the 2014 Young Leader of the Year at the Association Awards UK. He holds a MBA and a BA in History.

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Emma Fell

Marketing & Events Manager

Emma has joined the IES team to coordinate our marketing and to further develop the frequency of the events we hold. In particular she will be focusing on increasing the number of local events that we hold through our regional groups. Emma has experience of marketing for music organisations and food markets. She holds a BA in Philosophy.

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Robert Ashcroft

Publications & Policy Officer

Robert is responsible for IES publications, including editing the house journal environmental SCIENTIST and producing a range of web content and reports. As policy officer he also works to represent the views of members to policy makers and promote the use of environmental science in decision making.  He holds a BA in Geography from Cambridge University and an MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management from Oxford University. Before joining the IES team Robert worked as a researcher focusing on biodiversity and nature conservation at the Institute for European Environmental Policy.

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Lisa Abbott

Office Administrator

Lisa joined the IES in June 2016 to help with administrative support for our membership, events and publications. Her previous roles include Internal Account/Administration Manager for a software development company and Editorial Assistant for a medical publishing company.

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Chloe Fletcher

Membership & Project Officer

Chloe oversees the membership application process and membership care, and undertakes and manages a number of projects to improve and build membership services. She joined the IES team in September 2015 as an Office Admistrator and became Membership & Projects Officer in August 2016. She has a Mathematics BSc from UCL and is currently undertaking a part-time MSc in Environmental Modelling also at UCL.

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Dominic Sheldon

Publication Officer

Dominic is our Publications Officer. He graduated with an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College in 2015 and a BSc in Environmental Sciences from UEA, having specialised in the communication and public perception of climate change. He completed an internship at the UNFCCC Secretariat and has previously worked at the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Solar Energy Industries Association in Washington, DC. In August 2016, Dominic moved from a part-time role assisting with our publications portfolio to coordinating this work full-time. Dominic also previously worked as a Research Intern at the IES in 2014.

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Kate Saker

Graphic Designer (contractor)

Kate is an accomplished designer with over 15 years experience in print, digital, social media, packaging and exhibition design. She has a wealth of client experience encompassing the arts, professional services and large international brands such as Cunard, Royal Mail, World Gold Council, Procter and Gamble and Unilever. Kate started her career in one of London's top design agencies and now runs her own boutique design agency. She has a BA in Design and Media. In her spare time she loves to travel and discover new places and people to meet.