Anna has over ten years’ experience in the environmental sector, more than half of which have been spent in professional ecological consultancy. She has been a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) since 2011 and is committed to the highest of professional standards. Anna joined BSG Ecology in September 2017 as an accomplished project manager with experience of both private and public sector clients on schemes of varying size and complexity; from small dwellings with minimal constraints to large-scale infrastructure projects with multiple, and at times conflicting, ecological considerations.
Anna has an excellent understanding of the legislation and planning policy relating to the natural environment and is well versed in its practical application to support clients and facilitate development. She also holds protected species licences for bats (England and Wales), dormouse and great crested newt and has sucessfully prepared a number of European Protected Species Mitigation (EPSM) Licence applications for bats. Anna regularly undertakes ecological appraisals and impacts assessments, works closely with clients, project teams and stakeholders and has extensive experience designing and implementing proportionate mitigation, compensation and enhancement to achieve the best outcomes.
Anna began her environmental career at Dorset Wildlife Trust as a Biodiversity Officer. She then moved into ecological consultancy, working at both independent and multi-disciplinary practices and eventually joining BSG Ecology in September 2017.