Matt is co-founder and Director of Johns Associates. He provides leadership and steers the commercial direction of the company as well as undertaking a range of technical work. He has a background in earth science and geography, aquatic resources, impact and risk assessment and ecology.

Matt has a strong understanding of environmental legislation and policy and how organisations and projects can respond to various environmental challenges and be successful while delivering environmental benefits. He is passionate about good environmental design that delivers multiple benefits.

Matt is the Director responsible for the Planning and Impact Assessment, Landscape, Water, GIS, Fisheries, Contracting and Outdoor Fitness teams within the company.

Prior to Johns Associates, Matt worked for Entec (now AMEC) and APEM, with broader experience gained from glacial research in the Alps, the Royal Naval Reserve, a local Parish Council, Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management, Golf Environment Organisation and various academic institutes.

He is married, has three children and a dog and is currently mid-way through a series of four mountain marathons in the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains.