Vicky joined in 2017 as Project Officer (Regions), a unique administrative role that encouraged connectivity between all five TEC offices. She was promoted at the end of 2018 to Office Manager for the Sussex team, performing facilities management for the regional offices in conjunction with the London team amongst other tasks. She is head administrator for the DP World London Gateway project, one of the largest ongoing developments handled by The Ecology Consultancy. Heavily involved with a number of working groups, mostly surrounding IMS documentation procedure, Vicky also pursues IT solutions and improvements for the company as a whole. She ensures the procurement of eco-friendly, ethically-sourced, and sustainable materials & services to meet the company’s Sustainable Development Framework, and is the Mental Health Champion for the Sussex office.
Vicky has 16 years’ admin and IT experience within various industries, mainly in specialised technical fields. Ten years dealing with international clients and managing large-scale complex tenders and supply projects, has allowed her to find cost-effective solutions for a wide variety of technological and sourcing problems. She has also experienced five years as a procurement and office manager in the oil & gas industry, line managing a small team to produce quotes and tenders for the company, during which she implemented practises to bring the company in line with ISO 9001:2015 guidelines.
Two degrees in ecology and conservation have given Vicky a good background on the industry. Her work contained a particular focus on field surveys and the identification of both terrestrial invertebrates and British mammalian carnivore scat. Whilst studying, she volunteered for two years at the Kew Gardens herbarium maintaining the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, and a further six months at a London-based urban farm as an assistant presenter and animal-handler during conservation shows for children. Vicky holds a BSc (Hons) in Zoology from University of Roehampton, and an MSc in Conservation Science from Imperial College London. She has published one paper from her BSc [“Edge effects in corticolous collembolan in Richmond Park (UK)”, British Journal of Entomology and Natural History] and is currently preparing another paper for review from her MSc on the Scottish wildcat.