CIEEM is the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, the leading professional membership body for ecologists and environmental managers
Mark is Head of Professional Practice at CIEEM and works to support and challenge ecologists and environmental managers to be ambitious for themselves and for nature and to ensure that ecology and environmental management is a rewarding and inclusive sector to work in. He is passionate about ecology, soil, equity in education and employment, and meeting skills needs in the environmental sector.
Richard is retired after a career of over 40 years in the the sector. He is a member of CIEEM’s Wales Policy Group. He has extensive experience of environmental and policy and advocacy, and advised Defra on a range of initiatives, including the UK Biodiversity Action Plan, the UK Forestry Strategy and UK Sustainable Development Strategy. Richard has been involved with Welsh Wildlife Trusts in both a professional and private capacity over many years, and is now a Trustee of Gwent Wildlife Trust.
Diana has spent the last twenty years working largely as a consultant ecologist for various small and medium-sized practices, as well as multi-disciplinary companies. She currently runs her own independent ecological consultancy (Koru Ecology Associates, based in Swansea) and is a Director for the West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre (WWBIC) and a Trustee for Forest School Swansea Neath Port Talbot and everyday family life.
Den Vaughan‘s main consultancy specialism is bats and he takes on large, complex development projects. Den studied Applied Ecology at East London University. He has worked on bird focused work with institutions including Wildlife Trust SW Wales, Edward Grey Institute, RSPB, JNCC, DEFRA (Central Science Laboratory), BTO. Den developed an interest in bats in 2008 and undertook bat license training (& dormouse license training). He has set up his own business, Landsker Ecology, and works on a consultancy basis.
Mandy has lived in Wales since studying archaeology at Bangor University. She worked for the Countryside Council for Wales/Natural Resource Wales for 20 years, mainly as Production Manager for Natur Cymru magazine but also for two years on marine guidance. After a Covid-restricted stint doing membership recruitment for the Woodland Trust, she joined CIEEM in 2021. She is particularly interested in green buildings and green infrastructure.