Rob is the founder, managing director and principal ecologist of WFE. He has been an independent consultant ecologist since 1998. His background in nature conservation has given him a sound understanding of issues concerning UK habitats, species and designated sites. Subsequently, experience has given him an excellent knowledge of the planning system, the role of consultants and professional ethics.
With a grounding as an ornithologist, he is also a qualified botanist and is competent in surveying for other protected species. Rob is a Natural England licensed bat (Level 2) and great crested newt surveyor. He is also a keen naturalist, walker and blogger. Rob is skilled in survey design, project co-ordination and performs the main quality assurance role in Wild Frontier’s output.
Rob has performed expert witness duties at Public Inquiries for renewable installations and other plans and developments.