I've carried out a variety of research and writing projects for Bioregional clients including B&Q, WWF UK, the UK government’s Department for Energy and Climate Change and Transport for London, as well as advocating policies and making recommendations which draw on Bioregional's practical work.

Before Bioregional

I was the environment correspondent of The Independent newspaper for eight years, where I won two awards, and I edited the ENDS Report, a UK-based journal and website for environmental professionals, for half a decade. I was a policy analyst for the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution for a couple of years and served as communications director of the Campaign to Protect Rural England for more than five years.

I have a zoology degree from Oxford University and began my career as a reporter on local newspapers in Reading and Bristol with a spell on BBC Radio Bristol.

When I'm not at work

I've had two books published, on biodiversity in the UK and urban regeneration, and I'm a solar smallholder with a 2.5kW photovoltaic array on my seaside home. I love being on and in the sea, travelling, cycling, golf, tennis, studying for an Open University science degree and mauling the piano. My wife and I have cycled to Bologna, Italy from London and walked more than half of the South West Coast Path.