Team

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Paul Silcock Profile

Paul Silcock, Managing Director

Paul Silcock is a rural practice Chartered Surveyor, Chartered Environmentalist and applied agricultural and environmental economist. He has 30 years’ experience in agricultural, fisheries, rural, environmental and economic consultancy and in-depth knowledge of the land-based sector and natural capital. Paul has managed more than two hundred projects across the UK and abroad for clients in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Charlotte Whiston Profile

Charlotte Whiston, Consultant

Charlotte has a degree in Rural Land Management and is qualified as a rural practice Chartered Surveyor. She has knowledge and experience across the rural, commercial and residential sectors and in-depth experience of managing rural estates for private clients. She is responsible for agri-environment scheme participation and is also involved in a number of projects including Natural Capital Assessments and ELM economic modelling.

Charlie Russ, Associate

Charlie is a rural practice Chartered Surveyor with a background in estate management and environmental consultancy. He helps land managers work within a natural capital framework and recognise the natural environment as an economic asset. He is particularly interested in Payments for Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Net Gain schemes, and how they operate in the context of other land management considerations. Charlie is also a practising New Forest Commoner.

Esther Kieboom Profile

Esther Kieboom, Associate

Esther works in the field of environmental economics. She undertakes projects relating to the linkages between the economy and natural capital, identifying socio-economic opportunities related to areas of high nature/historic/landscape value, and assessing the value of ecosystem services.

George Chanarin Profile

George Chanarin, Consultant

George has an MSc in Environmental Science from Wageningen University and Research. He has experience undertaking natural capital assessments and research. In his consultancy role, George applies research, tools, and methods from the field of Environmental Science to create integrated assessments of agri-environmental systems.

Hannah Dancer Profile

Hannah Dancer, Administrator

Hannah is our office administrator, providing marketing, project and administrative support, including quality assurance.

Emma Silcock Profile

Emma Silcock, Office Manager

Emma is our office manager and provides strategic overview and support. She has a background in business and sales administration.

David Lewis Profile

David Lewis, Associate

David is a Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Forester. He has extensive experience of forestry and woodland management, and renewable energy. He has undertaken a range of feasibility and policy studies in the forestry/land management and biofuel sectors and also manages a number of woodlands for private clients.

Steve Webster Profile

Dr Steve Webster, Associate

Steve works across the agricultural, agri-food, fisheries and rural sectors. He undertakes policy analysis, strategy development, research and programme evaluations. He has knowledge and experience across all farm types and in-depth experience of the development, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of capacity-building programmes for food and farming.

James Jones Profile

Dr James Jones, Associate

James is an agricultural economist and farm business specialist. He has undertaken a wide range of agricultural consultancy, including policy research, agri-environment costings and feasibility studies. James has in-depth knowledge of the Common Agricultural Policy. He also runs his own organic arable and livestock farm in Devon.

Matt Rayment Profile

Matt Rayment, Associate

Matt Rayment is an economist with more than 25 years’ experience in the appraisal and evaluation of public policy. He has particular interests in natural capital and biodiversity, environmental policy, rural land use and management, and economic development. He has undertaken numerous assignments for the European Commission, UK Government, national and regional agencies, local authorities and NGOs.

Rob Harvard Profile

Rob Harvard, Associate

Rob specialises in ecology, sustainable agriculture, conservation grazing and landowner liaison. He has expertise relating to common land and agri-environment scheme implementation. Rob works for Natural England and leads on grassland and grazing in the South Mercia region and is also a livestock farmer and local food producer.

Will Manley Profile

Will Manley, Associate

Matt Rayment is an economist with more than 25 years’ experience in the appraisal and evaluation of public policy. He has particular interests in natural capital and biodiversity, environmental policy, rural land use and management, and economic development. He has undertaken numerous assignments for the European Commission, UK Government, national and regional agencies, local authorities and NGOs.