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...

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

David Muir worked for Bristol City Council, mainly on air quality, from 1976 to 2009 and since taking early retirement has worked as an...

Senior Vice President

John is currently self- employed, working as a consultant in Education for Sustainability. He was Director of the Council for Environmental...

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...

Vice President

Jennifer graduated in Contemporary Studies at the University of Hertfordshire before obtaining postgraduate qualifications (MA) in Conservation...

Vice President

Dr Mark Everard is an author, scientist and broadcaster with extensive involvement in the worlds of environment and sustainability, angling and...

Vice President

Jim Longhurst is Professor of Environmental Science, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability and an Associate Dean in the...

Vice President

Professor William Pope has a wealth of experience, leadership and expertise gained from senior roles within industry, the NHS and academia,...

Vice President

Professor Carolyn Roberts is a 'Specialist' with the Knowledge Transfer Network (...

Honorary Fellows

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...

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

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

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

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

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

Staff members

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 is also Vice President of ENEP, Treasurer of CHES, non-Executive Director of Change Agents UK and a member of the Project Management Group of PP4SD. 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 holds a MBA and a BA in History.

Ruth Bowyer

Projects & Membership Officer

Ruth is the IES membership officer and provides support for a number of key projects. Ruth comes from an ecological background having graduated from an MSc in Applied Ecology and Conservation from UEA and is interested in ecosystem functioning and behavioural ecology, particularly in marine and urban ecosystems. She has previously worked for conservation and ecotourism organisation Crees, UEA and the University of Sheffield.

Emma Fell

Marketing & Events Manager

Emma has joined the IES team to co-ordinate 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.

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.

Darren Walker

Graphic Designer

Darren is contracted to produce many of our graphic designs, including putting together our journals, reports and contributing assets for the website. Darren is freelance graphic designer whose work can be found at darrengraphicdesign.com. Darren is also a music producer, artist and fashion designer. He holds a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design.

Caroline Beattie

Sub Editor

Caroline Beattie subedits the environmental SCIENTIST journal, and particularly enjoys the way that each issue explores a single topic from different angles. She is a freelance editor and writer who focuses on environmental issues and science. Caroline is also part of the team currently writing Defra's digital publications for GOV.UK. Her BSc from The Open University is in Environmental Studies.