Management

John Durnell

Contracts Manager

John is a project and team manager with over 20 years experience.  John has overseen large scale conservation restoration and habitat management projects working with multiple stakeholders and contractors.

Alison Cross

Principal Farm Advisor

Alison has over 15 year experience in the conservation sector, in particular, working with farmers to find practical solutions for reversing wildlife declines, within the context of their successful farm business. Alison now leads on developing and delivering our farm advice service; this includes Countryside Stewardship, Greening and Cross Compliance, bespoke farm conservation plans and resource protection.

Deborah Whitfield

Consultancy Manager

As consultancy manager, Deborah is responsible for the day-to-day running of Arcadian’s ecology services. Deborah has worked in conservation for 13 years and is an experienced project manager, delivering high profile and strategic projects. Deborah specialises in GIS and is passionate about both data analysis and nature conservation.

Amanda Ingham

Senior Farm Advisor MCIEEM

Amanda is highly experienced in providing agri-environment schemes advice and working with farmers on Countryside Stewardship. Amanda holds BASIS certificates in Conservation Management and Soil and Water Management and is able to provide resource protection advice. Amanda is also contracted under the Farm Advice Framework to deliver advice to farmers on behalf of Natural England.

Sarah Jackson

Senior Ecologist MCIEEM

Sarah is a dedicated and experienced ecologist, qualified in protected species survey for great crested newts, dormice and bats (class licence level 2). Sarah has undertaken a wide range of species survey projects, and leads on survey and assessment projects for a range of clients including businesses, hospitals and universities.

Dr Ben Rushbrook

Senior Ecologist MCIEEM

Ben is a freshwater specialist  and leads on white-clawed crayfish and southern damselfly work in Hampshire. Ben’s research background and teaching skills enable him to provide expert advice and training to landowners and managers. Ben is also responsible for managing Arcadian’s Ecology and Research laboratory (EaRL).

Catherine McGuire

Geospatial Ecologist

Catherine is Arcadian’s GIS expert and is also skilled in technical drawing. Catherine is an experienced planning agent for conservation projects with over 15 years experience in development control planning, and offers this unique service to our clients. Catherine also has an interest in geology.

Ruth Kernohan

Assistant Ecologist ACIEEM

Ruth enjoys botany and uses her id skills to carry out habitat survey and along with her technical prowess on GIS, produces habitat management plans for a range of clients including community groups and countryside sites.

Deborah Tann

Company Director

Deborah is an experienced Director and company CEO with over 20 years experience. Deborah is passionate about wildlife and is a firm believer in the benefits of nature in supporting the wellbeing of humankind. Creative and entrepreneurial, Deborah loves bringing people and partnerships together to make a real difference to nature and the environment for the future.