I am greatly enjoying biodiversity consulting after more than 25 years serving in senior positions for conservation organisations - for 10 years until February 2015, as secretary general of Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI). Recently I was delighted to be awarded an OBE for the conservation and protection of wild tree species worldwide.
I am currently involved with two major projects: the Global Tree Assessment and the US National Seed Strategy. The tree work is with BGCI and Bournemouth University where I am a Visiting Fellow to the Faculty of Science and Technology. I am working on three book projects and I am excited about further opportunities to communicate the vital importance of plant diversity. In 2017, I continue to support policy implementation and support the conservation of endangered species.
This website serves as an initial point of contact and provides background information. Please keep in touch through email, twitter or the Contact page. I look forward to being of assistance.