Niall joined Johns Associates in 2021 as Technical Director for Ecology. He has a proven 30-year career in ecology and sustainability across the public, private and voluntary sectors, most recently spending 7 years as National Ecology Lead for Waterman Infrastructure & Environment, leading on ecological survey and assessment of nationally significant infrastructure projects, large-scale urban expansions and other developments across the UK. Niall spent 10 years as Principal Ecologist at the London Ecology Unit before becoming Sustainability Manager at the Greater London Authority in 2000.
Niall is a leading professional with a wealth of experience in ecology, particularly in impact assessment, strategic assessment, ornithology and Habitat Regulations Assessment, has acted as Expert Witness at a number of public inquiries for ecology and sustainability and is a member of the CIEEM England Policy Board.
Niall oversees the ecology work at Johns Associates, ensuring compliance with wildlife legislation and guidance and developing and delivering high quality ecological advice to clients.