David has significant experience in consultancy, nature conservation and company business strategy. He runs an ecological consultancy company, is Chairman and owner of The Environment Bank Ltd and was previously Chief Scientific Adviser to RPS Group plc. He is also owner and director of the Environmental Markets Exchange.
Over the past 3 years he has been actively involved in promoting environmental markets to provide new and innovative ways of mitigating for impacts on ecosystem services arising from development, industry and corporate businesses. David is a Fellow and past President of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. He has published extensively on ecological issues over the past 30 years.
David is a member of the RSPB, BTO, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and a life member of the National Trust.
David has been appointed Deputy Chairman of Natural England until 1 May 2016. He has been a member of Natural England’s board since 2 May 2006.