Post holders

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

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...

Joan Walley was elected Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent between 1987 and 2015. During her 28 years in office, she acted as Shadow...

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...

Professor Sir David King is a Partner of SYSTEMIQ and Senior Strategy Adviser to the President of Rwanda.  He was the UK Government Chief...

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 has worked for the IES is various roles since 2006. In 2013 he was made the organisation's first CEO. Adam is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Chartered Environmentalist.  Between July 2014 and March 2015, he was the Interim CEO of the Society for the Environment, an umbrella body for registration, bringing together 24 professional institutes.  He is currently a trustee of the Science Council.  Previously, he has held board positions as Vice President of the European Network of Environmental Professionals (ENEP) and was a non-Executive Director of Change Agents UK (2011-16). He was the 2014 Young Leader of the Year at the Association Awards UK. He holds an MBA and a BA in History, and has a passion for long distance running.

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Chloe Fletcher

Operations & Business Development Officer

Chloe oversees the operations of the IES, including its security polices, health and safety, and environmental management plans. She acts as the Institution's Data Protection Officer. She undertakes and manages a number of projects to improve and build membership services and income streams. She joined the IES team in September 2015 as an Office Administrator and was Membership & Projects Officer from August 2016 - April 2018. She has a Mathematics BSc from UCL and is currently completing a part-time MSc in Environmental Modelling also at UCL.

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Rhianna Jarvis

Events & Training Officer

Rhianna is responsible for running all IES Events and Training workshops as well as engaging university students with the student membership programme. She has a BSc in Nutrition from Sheffield Hallam University and is passionate about sustainability and marine management. 

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Paddy Fowler

Publications Officer

Paddy joined the IES in October 2017 and is responsible for IES publications, this includes editing the house journal, the environmental SCIENTIST; and producing news articles, guidance documents, analysis blogs and reports for the website. He studied for an MSc in Science Communication at the University of Manchester, is passionate about the conservation of waterways and is a keen fisherman.

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Rhiannon Humphreys

Education & Professional Development Officer

Rhiannon is responsible for education, standards, and CPD. She joined the IES team in February 2019. She studied International Relations at the University of Leeds with a keen interest in environmental theories and feminist environmentalism.

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Alex MacNaughton

Office Administrator

Alex joined the IES in March 2018 and helps with administrative support. She has a design degree from Nottingham Trent University and is interested in ocean conservation. She is currently illustrating an educational children's book relating to plastic consumption and the affect on the ocean.

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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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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.