Leo Wirtz, BSc

Leo is our Senior Countryside Services Consultant and heads up our Countryside and Wellbeing Team. Leo has a strong background in land management with over 20 years of experience working in both public and charitable sectors.

Prior to working at Johns Associates Leo worked for Wiltshire Council and managed a portfolio of over 30 countryside sites across the county.   He has worked for the National Trust in Devon, both on the West Exmoor Coast and at Buckland Abbey on Dartmoor, gaining experience controlling non native invasive species.  Leo has worked closely with a number of organisations to help deliver mental heath projects across the sites he managed and is committed to promoting the understanding of the relationship between the natural environment, health and wellbeing.

Leo is married with two children and when his wife isn’t making him build kitchen extensions he is a part time surfer, has a long held interest in traditional woodland crafts and likes to challenge himself on the occasional obstacle course race too.