Ian joined the Environmental team at Nevis Environmental in January 2016 with responsibility for providing technical support for environmental and ecological projects. His role includes a variety of field work ranging from ornithological surveys, protected species surveys, Ecological Clerk of Works alongside contributing to report writing. He is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and has been a member since 2007. Prior to joining Nevis Environmental he was self-employed for two years after working for Middlemarch Environmental Ltd for three years as an ecologist undertaking protected species surveys, habitat assessments and report writing. Before becoming an ecologist Ian was a Countryside Ranger working for 15 years with Leicestershire County Council undertaking practical conservation and land management tasks along with supervising volunteers and visitor management.