Jon Riley MSc MCIEEM is an ecologist with over 25 years’ experience in the commercial, local government and charitable sectors. During this time he has developed particular strengths defining and delivering a diverse range of client briefs and in negotiating with statutory bodies and local government.
His particular focus whilst working with The Ecology Consultancy has been on Ecological and Environmental Impact Assessment, Habitats Regulations Assessment and habitat and botanical surveying; mainly in the housing and infrastructure sectors in the UK. He regularly works as part of design team in the preparation of masterplans for public open spaces and has prepared management plans and strategies for a variety of sites of nature conservation importance. As Technical Director, Jon is responsible for the quality of all deliverables and for developing new client-focused products and services.
Jon has prepared guidance on integrating biodiversity with the design and management of residential developments, most recently as part of Berkeley Group’s commitment to achieving biodiversity net gain. He also has a wide range of experience of conservation management planning, including plans intended to provide community as well as ecological benefit, and has worked with housing developers to deliver scheme designs with a wholistic approach to flood risk management and biodiversity.