Expert Speakers


Technical Director, Wood

Alistair is a Technical Director with 27 years of consultancy experience gained within the UK and EMEA, and provides expert advice on EIA and application strategy. During this time, he has led and managed teams of technical experts on complex, EIA projects across a variety of sectors utilising a variety of digital techniques. He contributes to the development of best practice and technical excellence in this discipline, including through the delivery of events on digital EIA for professional institutions. He holds a Masters degree in Environmental Management and Assessment and Honours degree in Geographical Sciences.


Technical Director, Wood 

The presentation will be provided by Ian Evans (Wood Technical Director) who has over 30 years of experience in the geoenvironmental market, with a specific focus on support to land development and regeneration.  Ian is Chair of the Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC) Professional Technical Panel.


Technical Director and UK EIA Lead, Wood 

Nick is a Director at Wood and heads up the UK EIA team. He has over 20 years consulting experience and has worked extensively on UK infrastructure and development projects within the Transportation, Nuclear, Renewables and Land Development sectors. Nick’s involvement in digital EIA projects includes work in Europe, Asia and Southern Africa where he lived and worked for several years. He is a Chartered Environmentalist and holds Masters degrees in Law and Business as well as his first degree in Environmental Science.  


Director – Climate Risk, Water Management & Environmental Policy, Wood

Nick is an environmental consultant with over 20 years of experience in flood risk management and environmental policy. He leads the Advisory Services team in Wood’s UK Environment & Infrastructure business.


Technical Director (Ecology), Wood

Alan has worked in ecological consultancy for the past 16 years, spending the last 10 years working on DCO projects including Hinkley Point C, North London (Electricity ) Reinforcement, Navitus Bay Offshore Wind Farm, Triton Knoll Electrical System and the Heathrow Expansion Project. He worked closely with Heathrow and Natural England to incorporate biodiversity net gain into the Heathrow Expansion Project in all phases.


Future Ready Leader, WSP

David Symons leads WSP’s global Future Ready innovation programme, helping to see the future more clearly and challenging all of WSP’s people to advise for this future as well as today.  He was’s 2018 leader of the year, Society for the Environment's 2020 environmental professional of the year; a director of Aldersgate Group and a Commissioner for IPPR’s Environmental Justice Commission.  David and WSP are one of the founding organisations behind Pledge to Net Zero.

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