A graduate of the Stirling University and a member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, James has over 12 years’ experience in ecological consultancy covering a range of industry sectors. 
He has been a key member of the project teams supporting successful planning applications for a number of high profile quarrying projects, including: Duntanlich Barite Mine, Cononish Gold Mine and the redevelopment of Kishorn Yard.

James is an accomplished project manager and an experienced field surveyor with particular skills in botany and protected species, undertaking habitat surveys to Phase 1 and NVC level, along with ornithological and protected mammal surveys, such as bat, otter and badger. 

In addition, James has acted as effective ECoW in the monitoring of site compliance with planning consent and Section 75 agreements, producing annual audits, species protection plans and construction method statements as required.