Ecologist, Senior Principal
Tel: +64 9 359 5308
DPhil, Freshwater Biology, University of Waikato
MBA (Executive), University of Auckland
MSc Applied Hydrobiology, University of Wales
BSc (Hons) Zoology, University of Manchester
Fellow, Society of Biology (FSB)
Chartered Biologist, Society of Biology (CBiol)
Certified Environmental Practioner (Ecology), Environmental Institute of Australia and NZ (CEnvP)
Member of the Royal Society of NZ (MRSNZ)
Member of Freshwater Sciences Society
Ian has over 25 years’ experience in environmental management, monitoring, policy development and assessment, auditing, research and decision-making in the New Zealand environment.
Experienced in assessing and reviewing the environmental effects of small to large developments ranging from energy generation activities, extractive mining, roading, stormwater and sediment effects in urban and peri-urban subdivisions, and the effects of discharge of treated wastewater to water.
Ian has carried out extensive ecological surveys and provided resource management advice to national, regional and local governments, SOEs, private business and community groups. Recently, he has provided advice to several Councils on biodiversity-related matters including biodiversity offsets.
Co-author of several national standards for freshwater and biodiversity management and monitoring in New Zealand. Ian has substantial experience as an expert witness and has appeared at many resource consent hearings and in the Environment Court. He is regularly called upon to provide independent expert testimony and is also an accredited and experienced environmental commissioner.