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Neil is a SWM Associate.


With nearly thirty years experience working in nature conservation and land management and recognised for his contribution to urban nature conservation, Neil is a leading pioneer in the application of the landscape scale conservation approach to urban areas. A major achievement was leading a partnership of fifty organisations to the successful establishment of England’s only totally urban Nature Improvement Area.

Neil is a Chartered Environmentalist through the Society for the Environment and a full, founder member of the Chartered Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management. He is also a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, manufacture and Commerce.

In 1984, Neil graduated from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, with joint honours in Plant Ecology and Animal Ecology. His honours project was a study of the ecology of a copper-rich bog in Capel Hermon.

Aside from a short period prototyping computer hardware, he has worked continually in the environmental sector, initially with the RSPB, but subsequently with three Wildlife Trusts – Glamorgan, Warwickshire and finally at the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country where he was Chief Executive for over 17 years. He was also a director of environmental and landscape design consultancy, Land Care Associates for fifteen years.