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THE TEAM

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Stuart Wood

Principal Forestry Consultant

Stuart specialises in complex woodland management and woodland creation schemes throughout the southwest of England. He has a background in contracting work, bringing a practical and realistic mind to woodland management. He leads our woodland and forestry team in design, grant application and getting trees in the ground following UK Forestry Standard best practice.

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Nick Bishop

Operations Director

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Melissa Wynn

Principal Ecology Consultant

Melissa leads our ecology team in delivering specialist survey work, reports, complicated mitigation options and biodiversity enhancement advice for a range of projects. With a background in science-based specialist species conservation she has a genuine understanding of finding innovative solutions that really work in practice.

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Nic Harrisson-White

Ecologist

Nic is an experienced ecologist who came to us from Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Formerly Wildlife Information Manager, his species identification and habitat assessment knowledge is excellent, built over 20 years working in the field. Nic is a GIS and data specialist, which enables him to analyse and present information in creative ways.

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Matt Jackson

CEO

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Megan Dalton

Ecologist

Megan graduated from Plymouth University in 2020 with a First Class (Hons) degree in Conservation Biology. She has worked for the British Trust for Ornithology undertaking woodland surveys, before joining Land & Heritage in 2021. Megan is rapidly developing a specialism in woodland conservation, and veteran tree surveying.

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Tamar Davis

Woodland and Countryside Manager

Tamar joined us in 2021 as our Woodlands and Countryside Manager. Her previous role as a countryside ranger at Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park blends a strong practical background with wider arboricultural and habitat planning experience. Tamar is a QTRA and Lantra PTI qualified tree surveyor, and is responsible for delivering tree planting and habitat creation projects.

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Simon Humphreys

Director (Chairman)

A founding member of Land and Heritage, Simon has now retired from active service. He continues to contribute strategically with over 38 years professional and managerial experience in the ecology, forestry and wildlife conservation sector. As a former principal ecologist within the civil engineering sector he has significant experience working on major public infrastructure projects.

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CLAIRE FOXFORD (ASSOCIATE)

BSc, MA, CMLI

Claire is an extremely experienced landscape architect having worked within local authorities and the housing and development sector. She is a creative green space designer, with strong skills that integrate landscape design into development projects. She is used to working with large teams on complex projects, and in designing places for people. Claire also undertakes landscape and visual assessments (LVA,LVIA).

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KEITH ROLFE (ASSOCIATE)

BSc, DipTP, DMS, MTRPI

Keith is a valued associate with a long career as an urban and rural planning practitioner. Previously Head of Development and Building Control, and Head of Spatial Planning for Caradon District Council, Keith is an extremely experienced planning and development consultant. Land & Heritage support him in a range of landscape based planning services.

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FRANZISKA HARMAN

Garden Supervisor (Contract)

Franziska is an experienced gardener and garden designer, contracted to work at Leeds Castle in Kent. She joined the team in 2020, and provides valuable leadership skills, most notably to the growing number of volunteer gardeners. She oversees the professional maintenance of the formal gardens, and provides training and support.

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JULIE CLARE

Gardener (Contract)

Julie is a gardener contracted to work at Leeds Castle in Kent. She started as a volunteer gardener, whilst undertaking her RHS horticultural qualifications. She joined our team in 2020, and is continuing with her training alongside her gardening work.

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