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John Thompson MSc MCIEEM

Executive Director

Tel: +44 (0)1670 735 547

Email: john.thompson@ecoeireann.ie

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/1johnthompson

I have been working with EcoNorth since its inception in 2009, first as a Senior Ecologist then Principal and now Executive Director, following employment at our parent organisation Northumberland Wildlife Trust. With 18 years of professional experience in ecology and nature conservation, 12 within ...

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Principal Ecologist

Claire Snowball MSc MCIEEM

Technical Director

Tel: +44 (0)1670 735 547

Email: enquiries@econorth.co.uk

I am the Technical Director at EcoNorth, having joined the team in 2016 and worked as an ecological consultant since 2005. During this time I have worked on projects throughout Great Britain, ranging from single loft conversions to national infrastructure schemes in upland and ...

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Kevin O'Hara, EcoNorth

Kevin O’Hara BSc (Hons) MSc

Senior Ecologist

Tel: +44 (0)1670 735 547

Email: enquiries@econorth.co.uk

I joined EcoNorth as a full time Senior Ecologist in June 2021. I have worked with the company on and off as a consultant since its inception in 2009, when I was employed as a Senior Conservation Officer at Northumberland Wildlife Trust. I have ...

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Abigail Hutton BSc (Hons)

Ecologist

Tel: +44 (0)1670 735 547

Email: abigail.hutton@econorth.co.uk

I joined EcoNorth in May 2022 as an Ecologist. I have a full range of experience in protected species surveys and elements of the mitigation hierarchy. I enjoy writing reports and liaising with clients to ensure compliance with current legislation. I also hold a ...

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Niamh Hawthorne MSc QCIEEM

Assistant Ecologist

Tel: +44 (0)1670 735 547

Email: enquiries@econorth.co.uk

I joined EcoNorth in June 2021 as an Assistant Ecologist, which has allowed me to develop my skills and experiences in ecological consultancy. I have been involved in a range of projects, which have involved preliminary ecological appraisals, preliminary bat roost assessments, nesting bird ...

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Alex Douglas

Alex Douglas MSc QCIEEM

Assistant Ecologist

Tel: +44 (0)1670 735 547

Email: enquiries@econorth.co.uk

I joined EcoNorth as an Assistant Ecologist in October 2021, following a period of subcontracting on bat surveys and providing the team with extra support during especially busy times over the summer. Before that, I read Geography BSc at Northumbria University (2016-2019) and graduated ...

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Jamie Birtwistle, EcoNorth

Jamie Birtwistle MSc

Graduate Ecologist

Tel: +44 (0)1670 735 547

Email: jamie.birtwistle@econorth.co.uk

I joined EcoNorth as a Graduate Ecologist in October 2022 after completing my masters in Ecological Consultancy at Newcastle University. During the previous summer, I was lucky enough to be involved in bat surveying with EcoNorth across Northeast England where I learned a great ...

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Sam Graham, EcoNorth

Sam Graham MSc

Graduate Ecologist

Tel: +44 (0)1670735547

Email: sam.graham@econorth.co.uk

I joined EcoNorth in October 2022 as a Graduate Ecologist, having previously completed my BSc in Biology with a Modern Language in 2020 and my Master’s in Ecological Consultancy in September 2022. My interest in ecology as a career was solidified during my undergraduate ...

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Mark Fletcher, Finance Manager

Mark Fletcher

Finance Manager

Tel: +44 (0)1670 735 547

Email: mark.fletcher@econorth.co.uk

I joined EcoNorth as Finance Manager in July 2018 during a busy and exciting time for the business. I am responsible for the day to day financial management of EcoNorth and EcoÉireann and regularly report financial performance to the Senior Management Team and Board ...

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Sandi Davison

Sandi Davison

PA/Administrator

Tel: +44 (0)1670 735 547

Email: sandi.davison@econorth.co.uk

I joined EcoNorth in October 2017 as a PA/Administrator. I have over 20 years of experience working as a PA, Administrator and Secretary including roles as PA to the Archbishops’ Secretary for Appointments at Lambeth Palace and Secretary to the Global Director for the International ...

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Alan Lauder BSc (Hons)

Lead Associate, EcoÉireann

Tel: +353 (0)7668 03374

Email: Alan.Lauder@ecoeireann.ie

I started working as an associate with EcoÉireann in March 2016, and have since contributed to many aspects of their ecology work and helped to develop the business. My main role is to work with the EcoEireann team to develop the business further, to ...

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