• Team

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David MacArthur

Director

David is an experienced ecologist and company Director with over 20 years’ experience in the environmental sector.

David founded MacArthur Green in spring 2009 with a vision of building a leading specialist ornithological and ecological consultancy with the purpose of working with key partners and clients to have a positive impact on the environment. This involved helping important projects succeed (such as renewable energy developments) and supporting industry research and guidance to inform best practice.

David is recognised as one of the leaders in his field within the renewables industry. He has experience as an expert witness in both ornithology and ecology and his combined understanding of these issues can deliver considerable value for clients.

Before MacArthur Green David worked with the Scottish Government’s statutory nature conservation advisor (Scottish Natural Heritage) and with ScottishPower Renewables as their Senior Ecologist.

During his time with ScottishPower Renewables, David was responsible for managing ecological and environmental policy issues and working closely with key statutory and non-statutory stakeholders.  At Scottish Natural Heritage David held various roles.  These included Natura 2000 officer with responsibility for designating National and European Sites (SSSIs, SACs and SPAs) and an Area officer advising on fisheries and wind farm developments.

David graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1998 with a degree in Ecological Science with honours in Wildlife and Fisheries Management. He went on to gain a Diploma in Economics (with Distinction) with The Open University. He subsequently gained a Masters in Economics (with Distinction) from the University of Strathclyde, specialising in environmental regulation and policy.

david@macarthurgreen.com
Dr Rob Sutton

Principal Hydrologist

Rob is a Principal Hydrologist providing input into a wide range of MacArthur Green’s projects including environmental assessments and ecological clerk of work services.

Rob has over ten years’ experience working as a technical lead and project manager within a range of hydrological, hydraulic and sediment transport projects across the UK. This work has included surveying, monitoring, modelling across high and low flows as well as delivering on a wide range of environmental assessments for a variety of development types. Most recently his work has focussed on water resource and drought planning for Welsh Water.

Prior to joining MacArthur Green, Rob spent several years working on water resource studies for water utility companies including a period seconded to Scottish Water as the leading Hydrologist for Drought Planning of Scottish water resources. Driven by the objectives of the Water Framework Directive, he also led a team of hydrologist assessing yield and water resource abstraction throughout Scotland. This work led to the development in the understanding of low flow modelling and assessments for Scottish ground and surface water courses.

Rob has a BSc (Hons) in Geography (Earth Studies) and a PhD entitled 'Monitoring and Modelling Flow and Suspended Sediment Transport Processes in Abandoned Channels' from the University of Exeter.

rob.sutton@macarthurgreen.com
Sharon Stewart

Office Manager

Sharon’s role as Office Manager is pivotal to the smooth and efficient running of MacArthur Green. She not only runs our internal audits in accordance with the ISO management system and manages tendering and supplier databases, but also supports our busy field survey work by coordinating with landowners, making accommodation bookings and confirming site access. Sharon’s background working in legal, financial and insurance companies means she has an innate ability to diligently see things through to completion, leaving no stone unturned. Her proactive organisational skills means our team are fully supported in all of the work that they do.

Sharon.stewart@macarthurgreen.com
Kirsty MacArthur

Director

Kirsty is responsible for the effective and efficient management of the legal and contractual risks concerning MacArthur Green.

A qualified solicitor, Kirsty specialised in environmental, planning and consenting matters in the renewables energy sector prior to joining MacArthur Green. Kirsty’s most recent career involved working as an Associate for international law firm Pinsent Masons LLP. During her time at Pinsent Masons, Kirsty was seconded to the ScottishPower Renewables legal team for one year. This experience provided Kirsty with a unique insight into the legal requirements of renewable energy developers, including work in relation to onshore and offshore wind, biomass and marine renewables. She provided legal advice in relation to the first tidal development in the world in the Sound of Islay for ScottishPower Renewables, and also in respect of a prototype wave development at EMEC.

Kirsty gained her Law degree in 2001 from Glasgow University, her Diploma in Law (Glasgow Graduate School of Law) in 2002 and qualified as a solicitor in 2004. During her career at Pinsent Masons, she was recognised an Associate to Watch in Environment by the Chambers and Partners Guide (2010 and 2011). She was noted as ‘exceptionally bright and enthusiastic’ in the same publication. Kirsty subsequently went on to gain a Diploma in Environmental Law and Management.

kirsty@macarthurgreen.com
Dr Nicola Goodship

Senior Ornithologist

Nicola’s role at MacArthur Green involves project management, technical input and consultation to successfully deliver environmental assessments for a range of onshore and offshore developments.

With over ten years of ornithology experience in the consultancy sector, Nicola has specialised in projects involving estuarine and marine birds. Prior to joining MacArthur Green, Nicola held various roles as an ornithologist including project manager, data analyst and surveyor and has contributed to a broad range of schemes from offshore renewable projects (wind, wave and tidal power development) to onshore energy projects and transport infrastructure. Nicola has been involved in various technical ornithological work including calculating population estimates, Distance density analysis and GIS spatial analysis. She has also authored and contributed to a range of reports including baseline reports, Habitats Regulations Assessments and Environmental Impact Assessments.

Nicola graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a BSc in Zoology and an MRes with Distinction in Animal Physiology / Energetics. Her PhD at Cardiff University in Animal Behaviour and Endocrinology was titled ‘Endocrine control of nestling begging behaviour in the pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)’.

nicola.goodship@macarthurgreen.com
Holly Clark

Senior Hydrologist

Holly is a Chartered Senior Hydrologist with experience in water resource management, water quality, private water supplies and environmental impact assessments.

Holly started her career as a hydrogeologist within the water resources sector working on a range of water supply projects including catchment management, options appraisals and groundwater modelling studies for UK water companies and the Environment Agency.

More recently, Holly has worked within the renewables sector, project managing multiple water quality monitoring programmes for wind farm and grid connection developments in Scotland. She has also led on hydrology assessments and water resource chapters for multiple wind farm development EIAs, including extensive private water supply risk assessments and site surveys.

Holly also continues to work in water resources in her role at MacArthur Green, most recently as a water resources modeller for Southern Water’s Water for Life Hampshire programme.

Holly is a Chartered Member of CIWEM and holds a Bachelors degree in Earth Science and a Masters degree in Hydrogeology.

Holly.clark@macarthurgreen.com
Professor Bob Furness

Principal Ornithologist

Bob is an internationally renowned ornithologist with a 35 year track record of high quality research and project supervision"

Bob’s work at MacArthur Green has involved strategic projects developing methodologies to assess or mitigate interactions between seabirds and renewables, for clients such as Forewind, US Bureau of Ocean Management, Marine Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Natural England, and Defra. He has also worked on a variety of site-based projects where impacts on birds are of concern, and on a wide range of issues related to bird conservation and adaptive management, marine fish stock assessment and fisheries management.

Bob is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Glasgow, a member of the Board of SNH, appointed Chair of the SNH Scientific Advisory Committee, on the board of the British Trust for Ornithology and an honorary member of the German Ornithological Society. He serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals including Journal of Ornithology and Bird Study.

Bob chaired an international panel of experts appointed by the Danish government to advise on the monitoring of environmental impacts of their demonstration offshore wind farms at Nysted and Horns Rev and has co-authored several recent papers in scientific journals on assessing the cumulative impacts of wind farms on bird populations.

bob.furness@macarthurgreen.com
Sarah Sanders

Senior Ornithologist

Sarah is an experienced ornithologist and has been the lead author (ornithology) of various high profile EIA Reports, Habitats Regulations Assessments, technical reports and Habitat Management Plans for various onshore projects including: North Kyle, Stranoch 2, Tangy IV, Gilston and Hopsrig wind farms, Islay – North of Scotland Reinforcement Project (overhead lines) and Speyslaw and Milton Airfield solar farms. Sarah also manages sites through pre-construction, construction and operational monitoring and has been involved at the following onshore wind farms: Andershaw, Blacklaw, Dersalloch, Glen App, Hadyard Hill, Middle Muir and Whitelee. Sarah’s key focus is onshore ornithology and she is involved in managing all aspects of large-scale development projects from the design and scheduling of field surveys through to consultation with SNH, EIA chapters/HRAs and post-submission support. Her technical skills include ornithology surveys (scheduling and undertaking), viewshed analysis, collision modelling, population modelling, PAT/GET modelling and breeding wader territory analysis.

Prior to her time at MacArthur Green, Sarah worked for RSPB Scotland for over two years at the Lochwinnoch Reserve and then as the RSPB representative within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Sarah also worked as a volunteer for RSPB Scotland during her time at university.

Sarah has a BSc in Zoology from Glasgow University, where she was involved in the 10th year of long running ring ouzel surveys in the Cairngorms.

sarah.sanders@macarthurgreen.com
Victoria Houston

Invoicing and Database Manager

Vicki joins the MacArthur Green team as an experienced financial administrator, with a strong technical skillset and genuine enthusiasm for data and systems.  A rare find, Vicki operates our time recording software with a smile, and brings her flair for problem solving and analytical thinking to any tricky problem.

Aside from all this, Vicki happens to be the proud owners of an MSc in Mobile Web Development (with Distinction) from the University of West of Scotland, and a BSc in Internet Technologies (with Distinction) from the University of Paisley

Victoria.houston@macarthurgreen.com
Dr Mark Trinder

Principal Ornithologist

Dr Mark Trinder has established a strong reputation for the delivery of population models and analytical assessments for the investigation of potential impacts on bird populations, particularly in relation to renewable developments.

His role at MacArthur Green is to lead on the delivery of onshore and offshore renewable projects and provide statistical and modelling support for the whole team.

Mark undertakes ornithological impact assessments for offshore and terrestrial wind farms and tidal turbine developments. He has been centrally involved in various strategic and industry guidance work packages. These have included methods for ornithological cumulative assessment of wave and tidal projects (for The Crown Estate), population modelling of gannet (for the Strategic Ornithological Support Services) and strategic assessment of collision impacts on birds migrating through Scottish waters (for Marine Scotland).

Mark has previously worked for both a large environmental consultancy and also in the conservation sector for the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.

 

mark.trinder@macarthurgreen.com
Lindsay Fergusson

Senior GIS Consultant & Field Operations Coordinator

Joining MacArthur Green in 2013, Lindsay brought with him a passion for the outdoors and a proficiency in the use of GIS and Graphic design packages. He provides GIS and Mapping Support to the MacArthur Green Team on a variety of projects, creating and maintaining environmental data sets and producing ecological, ornithological and peat maps for technical reports and the survey team.

In addition to his GIS and Mapping responsibilities, he is also trained in protected species (Otter, water vole, badger, pine marten and bats), peatland habitats and electrofishing survey techniques, enabling him to undertake field surveys carried out at MacArthur Green.

Lindsay also plays a key health and safety role in the company, providing support for all Lone Working surveyors.

Lindsay completed a BSc in Physical Geography at the University of Glasgow in 2007, returning as a post graduate in 2010 to complete an MSc in Geoinformation Technology and Cartography. He is also a member of the Association for Geographic Information (AGI).

lindsay.fergusson@macarthurgreen.com
Flora Gillies

Ecologist & Field Administrator

Prior to joining MacArthur Green, Flora worked for a couple of consultancies, primarily conducting dawn and dusk bat surveys. Flora has also volunteered with the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrel Project for SWT, The Borders Forest Trust and the Tweed Valley Osprey Project.

Flora has a BSc (Hons) in Animal Biology from Edinburgh Napier University.

Flora.gillies@macarthurgreen.com
Dr Ross McGregor

Principal Ornithologist

Dr Ross McGregor has more than ten years of experience working on the interactions of seabirds and offshore wind farms as a consultant and statutory advisor.

His role at MacArthur Green is to lead on the delivery of offshore renewable projects.

Ross has worked on a wide variety of offshore wind farms at all stages of their development; from risk assessments of proposed areas in Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA) to decommissioning turbines. He has been closely involved in the development of collision risk modelling as part of the steering group for the first offshore specific model in 2012 to managing the development of a new stochastic model for Marine Scotland. Ross has undertaken environmental impact assessment (EIA) and Habitats Regulations Appraisals and Assessment (HRA) for offshore developments from small schemes to very large (400 turbine) proposals. Ross has also completed work for statutory advisors in the UK, including guidance on offshore wind farm survey buffer sizes, development of decision support systems (DSS) to aid communications of advice to government and assessment of designated sites boundaries. He has been an invited expert on several project steering groups including the development of power analysis tools, generic population viability analysis assessment and species sensitivity to disturbance.

In addition to offshore wind farm development, Ross has completed work for local authorities, harbour authorities and the Scottish Government. This has included reviews of the scientific evidence for designated sites (Orkney Islands Council), advice on assessment of a the HRA for a port master plan (Orkney Harbour Authority) and methods for combining impact estimates.

Ross has previously worked for HiDef Aerial Surveying, Natural Power Consultants and Scottish Natural Heritage. He has a PhD in Zoology from the University of St Andrews and a degree in Ecology from the University of Edinburgh.

ross.mcgregor@macarthurgreen.com
Jason Mackay

Consultant Ecologist

Jason is an ecologist undertaking a wide range of field surveys including National Vegetation Classification (NVC) and Phase 1 Habitat Surveys, Peat surveys, Protected Species Surveys, and Ornithological Surveys. This also includes data analysis and reporting.

Jason previously practised as a solicitor specialising in Planning and Environmental law, and re-trained with the Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) while extending his academic studies with the Open University, gaining a Professional Development Award in Ecological Surveying and HND in Natural Sciences respectively, focusing on specialist practical field skills in a wide range of ecological disciplines. He has a wide range of expertise in field ecology with the ability to design and implement ecological surveys. He has extensive understanding of the ecological and environmental issues that influence any habitat.

Jason is also qualified as a Marine Mammal Observer with experience of boat surveys for cetaceans and seabirds.  He has a BA in Commerce from Napier University and also holds a wide range of RYA accredited marine qualifications.

jason.mackay@macarthurgreen.com
Natasha Woest

Ecologist / Ecological Clerk of Works

Natasha is an Ecological Clerk of Works for MacArthur Green. Before joining us, and during her studies, Natasha has worked in various roles as a Seasonal Ecologist and an Ecologist/ECoW with consultancies in the north west of England.  She holds a great crested newt (GCN) licence Class 1 and has conducted various other protected species surveys such as dawn and dusk bat surveys, water vole, barn owl and phase 1 habitat surveys.

Originally from Zimbabwe, Natasha’s passion for the wilderness lead her to volunteer as an assistant Zoologist at a local museum, and a fundraiser/animal socialiser for an animal rescue, of which she is still very active with. 

Natasha went on to gain a BSc (Hons) in Wildlife and Practical Conservation from the University of Salford.  She followed on to graduate with an MSc at the University of Salford, with the Natural History Museum London, in Phylogenetics, Taxonomy and Biogeography of a cryptic species of frog in East Africa.

Natasha.woest@macarthurgreen.com
Rafe Dewar

Principal Ornithologist

Rafe has over 15 years of ornithology and ecology experience in the consultancy sector and has been the lead author of various high profile EIA Reports, Habitats Regulations Appraisals, technical reports and Habitat Management Plans for large offshore and onshore infrastructure projects, including Clash Gour, Glenshero, North Lowther Energy Initiative, Berry Burn and High Constellation onshore wind farms; East Anglia, ONE North and TWO, Galloper and Hornsea offshore wind farms; MeyGen Tidal development; A9 road dualling; and Grangemouth Flood Defence Scheme.

Rafe has managed projects through all aspects of large developments from scoping to public hearings, and operational monitoring.  His technical skills include ornithology and ecology surveys, collision risk modelling, population modelling, habitat management techniques, habitat loss calculations, R software programming and various data analyses.

Rafe graduated from the University of Glasgow with a BSc. (Hons.) in Zoology, and went on to gain a MSc. (Distinction) in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Edinburgh.

rafe.dewar@macarthurgreen.com
Miles Wheeler

Ornithologist

With over 20 year’s bird survey experience, Miles is a key member of the MacArthur Green ornithology team. He is field based and works on sites throughout Scotland, conducting the full range of ornithology surveys including Vantage Point, Scarce Breeding Birds, Black Grouse and Winter Walk Over.

As a committed birder, Miles has travelled extensively throughout the globe and his ‘life list’ is enviable. Prior to joining MacArthur Green in 2012, Miles had clocked up over 17 years working as a bird surveyor and recorder for projects managed by, amongst others, The British Trust for Ornithology and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.

miles.wheeler@macarthurgreen.com
Eleanor Stacey

Project Manager (Ecology)

Eleanor Stacey is a Project Manager with a focus on ecology projects here at MacArthur Green. She is involved in managing all aspects of projects from the design and scheduling of surveys through to data analysis and reporting.  Eleanor brings a diverse range of skills in project management, tendering, data management, technical reporting, operational planning and health and safety awareness. Eleanor’s background is in Marine Biology and Hydrographic Surveying with a First class degree from the University of Southampton and she has nine years of experience as Senior Hydrographic Surveyor. Her previous roles have involved planning survey logistics (including weather, tide, access) for projects including renewables and construction, collecting survey information and reporting to clients.

eleanor.stacey@macarthurgreen.com
Professor Jason Matthiopoulos

Principal Modeller and Statistician

Professor Jason Matthiopoulos holds a personal chair in Spatial and Population Ecology at the University of Glasgow.

He is a mathematical and statistical ecologist who carries out diverse work on animal behavioural modelling, analytical population and metapopulation dynamics, demographic inference from sparse population data, spatial population dynamics, the statistical modelling of species distributions and the modelling of individual animal movement.

He is currently working to develop efficient statistical methods for linking the dynamics of populations with their spatial distribution and resource availability. His academic work (more than 80 high impact peer reviewed publications) aims to integrate traditional mathematical modelling with modern statistical inference (e.g. hierarchical models, state-space models, hidden Markov models). His applied work (more than 30 government reports) has focused on the trade-offs between wildlife conservation and human priorities (e.g. efficiency and design of protected areas, environmental impact assessment, resource management compatible with conservation, and productivity/biodiversity trade-offs).

Since 1998, his work has been instrumental in the design of policy on mammals and birds by UK government departments (MAFF, DEFRA, JNCC, DECC, SNH, Forestry commission, SCOS). He is the recipient of several international awards for scientific excellence, has long-term experience as associate editor in top ecology journals (Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Biology Letters, Journal of Applied Ecology). Jason has authored the highly successful postgraduate textbook “How to be a Quantitative Ecologist: The 'A to R' of Green Mathematics and Statistics”.

Joyce Reid

Ornithologist

Joyce is a key member of the MacArthur Green ornithology team, with over 20 year’s bird survey experience. She is field based and works on sites throughout Scotland, conducting the full range of ornithological surveys including Vantage Point, Scarce Breeding Birds, Black Grouse and Winter Walk Over.

Prior to working with MacArthur Green, Joyce spent over 25 years working as a countryside ranger at Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Alongside other wildlife monitoring there she has been heavily involved in monitoring hen harrier in the Renfrewshire Heights SPA and the installation of CCTV nest cameras. An enthusiastic birder, Joyce has also assisted licenced ringers at Schedule 1 nest sites, including providing rope access to cliff nests.

joyce.reid@macarthurgreen.com
Ewan Beveridge

Ecologist

Ewan works as an Ecologist for MacArthur Green and has a passion for the natural environment. Prior to joining, he had worked in various ecological and environmental consultancies around Scotland.

He has experience in conducting ecology and ornithology surveys, including peat depth/condition assessments and Phase 1 Habitat surveys, as well as those for bats, otter, water vole, badger and breeding birds. This has included carrying out data analysis and reporting. In addition, he has acted as an Ecological Clerk of Works for several renewable and infrastructure projects around the Scottish Highlands. Carrying out a placement within the Peatland Action Team at NatureScot in 2019 also allowed him to develop a sound understanding of peatland restoration.

His interest in ecology has also been fostered through voluntary experience with several charities, including Scottish Badgers, Trees for Life and Whale and Dolphin Conservation.

Ewan holds a BSc in Zoology with First Class Honours from the University of Glasgow and a MSc in Ecology & Conservation with Distinction from the University of Aberdeen. He is also a Qualifying member of CIEEM.

ewan.beveridge@macarthurgreen.com
Brian Henry

Principal Ecologist

Brian has been with the team almost since MacArthur Green began, and is an experienced Principal Ecologist with a number of specialist survey skills and project management experience.

His main focus for MacArthur Green is on delivering high quality vegetation and habitat survey data, reports and impact assessments, with a particular focus on National Vegetation Classification (NVC) surveys. Brian also provides Phase 1 habitat surveys, GWDTE surveys, and Peat Depth and Blanket Mire Condition surveys. He has provided these surveys for a wide range of clients within the renewables, forestry, roads, housing and mining sectors. Recent large project examples include delivering the NVC surveys for both the Central and Northern A9 dualling sections, covering a survey reach of over 70km.

Brian is an experienced project manager, and manages a number of ecology, ornithology and peat projects to ES submission with preparation of associated ES chapters, EcIA’s and HRA’s.

He is also experienced in conducting and providing protected species surveys and licencing, fisheries habitat surveys, ornithological surveys, ECoW services, and species and habitat management plans and monitoring. 

Brian graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2005 with a First Class honours degree in Physical Geography.  He also gained a Masters degree with Distinction in River Basin Management from the University of Stirling in 2009.

brian.henry@macarthurgreen.com
Lisa Marshall

GIS Consultant

Lisa joined MacArthur Green in 2020 and provides GIS support to the whole MacArthur Green team. She processes and maintains a wide range of ecological, ornithological, hydrological and peat datasets, and produces figures for technical reports and the team going out in the field. She loves spending time outside and occasionally assists in the field doing peat probing work and bat detector collection.

Lisa has a MSc (with Distinction) in Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity, Conservation and Epidemiology (2020) and a Bachelor in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (2013) from the University of Glasgow. She is a member of the Association of Geographic Information (AGI).

lisa.marshall@macarthurgreen.com
Seán Kerr

Field Ornithologist

Seán is a Field Ornithologist at MacArthur Green, conducting a variety of surveys across Scotland including Vantage Point, Black Grouse, Breeding Bird and Winter Walk Over. 

Prior to joining MacArthur Green Seán worked for a year conducting bat Preliminary Roost Assessments and emergence/re-entry and transect surveys, both professionally and voluntarily with the BCT. This followed 10 years working as a Quality Assurance Consultant for a ‘big four’ accounting firm, where his role was focussed on ensuring procedural compliance, fulfilling end-to-end outcome-based testing, and identifying and authoring process improvements.

Seán has a passion for biological recording. In his free time, he contributes data to: BTO’s BirdTrack, Wetland Bird Survey, Breeding Bird Survey, Upland Rovers, and Garden BirdWatch; Butterfly Conservation’s UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme; and Xeno-canto’s bird sound recording database.

As an ecologist and student with broad interests, including various taxa, acoustic ecology, and remote sensing, Seán holds a CertHE in Computer Science from University of Strathclyde, an HND in Sound Production from Stow College, and is due to graduate with a BSc in Biology from The Open University in 2022.

seán.kerr@macarthurgreen.com
Judy McKay

Business Operations and Carbon Manager

Judy has a unique role in MacArthur Green. Her skillset means she is ideally placed to lead and manage the company operations and carbon emissions. Judy’s innovative thinking not only ensures the smooth running of the business, she also integrates the delivery of MacArthur Green’s environment plan into the day to day running of the business (and improving it). In particular, Judy’s diligent and creative thinking helps position MacArthur Green as a true leader in adopting Carbon Negative Business practices, whether in relation to our Carbon Management Plan or Lochgair Management plan or client carbon calculator assessments.

judy.mckay@macarthurgreen.com
Jamie McPike

Field Ornithologist

An avid birder, Jamie joins MacArthur Green’s ornithology team as a field ornithologist. He works on sites throughout Scotland, conducting the full range of ornithology surveys including Vantage Point, Scarce Breeding Birds, Black Grouse and Winter Walk Over.

Prior to joining MacArthur Green in 2019 Jamie achieved a BSc Hons (First Class) in Applied Bioscience and Zoology from the University of the West of Scotland, and is currently studying for his postgraduate certificate in Environmental Management with the Open University.

jamie.mcpike@macarthurgreen.com
Oluwatosho Olowoye

GIS Trainee

Prior to joining MacArthur Green, Theo worked with the World Vegetable Centre as an Intern to support the GrAfrica project which aimed to support smallholder farmers in East Africa. This role included the creation of field experimental design to facilitate the introduction of accessible biological controls, in addition to utilizing mobile data capture and GIS to create an interactive map for geospatial and agribusiness analysis.

As an avid environmental conservationist, Theo has participated in the Reforest the Bluegrass community outreach workshops events over multiple years as a workshop leader in Lexington, Kentucky and is a deputy officer of the Ethics and Environmental Society which aims to introduce more carbon neutral measures at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Theo holds a BSc in Natural Resources and Environmental Science from the University of Kentucky and is due to graduate with an MSc in Environmental Management (Energy) from Glasgow Caledonian University. His dissertation research focuses on the integration of electric vehicles into the smart grid as a form of energy storage and potential contributions to the net zero target.

oluwatosho.olowoye@macarthurgreen.com
Gillian Clark

Health and Safety Manager

Gillian Clark is responsible for the management of all Health & Safety matters within MacArthur Green, providing practical advice, support and recommendations regarding health & safety policy, procedures and legislation. Gillian helps MacArthur Green to build a closer working relationship and greater co-ordination with our clients on health and safety matters.

Gillian is a Chartered IOSH member with over fifteen years Health & Safety experience. She has worked as a consultant within the renewables sector, petrochemical industry, major civil projects, and conservation renovations (including Natural England and Scottish Natural Heritage projects).

In addition to her role with MacArthur Green, Gillian also holds the role of Chief Executive for the Forestry Industry Safety Accord (http://www.ukfisa.com/).

Gillian has a BSc in Agriculture from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Further qualifications include NVW Level 4 Health & Safety, NEBOSH Environmental Management Diploma, and NEBOSH Health & Safety Diploma.

gillian.clark@macarthurgreen.com
Jenni Cunningham

Ecohydrologist

Jenni is part of our Hydrology team and her unique role as ecohydrologist means she leads our Water Quality Monitoring Programmes in addition to managing several Habitat Management Projects.

Jenni has experience carrying out a diverse range of environmental monitoring methods for air emissions, groundwater levels, ground gas and surface, drinking and groundwater quality for a range of sites. This includes peatland management areas, private water abstractions, onshore windfarms, landfill sites and construction sites. Jenni also has ecology experience assisting with Protected Species Surveys for Bats, Newts and Badgers as well as involvement in conservation and habitat management projects for priority species. 

Prior to joining MacArthur Green, Jenni primarily undertook hydrogeological investigations in Northern Ireland including preparation of EIA Chapters and carrying out all aspects of Phase 1 and Phase 2 Contaminated Land Risk Assessments. This encompassed desktop investigations and designing and supervising intrusive site investigations through to analysis, interpretation and reporting of findings.

Jenni is an IEMA Practitioner and holds an MA(Hons) in Environmental Sustainability with Geography from the University of Dundee (with 1st Class Honours) and an MSc (with Distinction) in Environmental Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast.

jenni.cunningham@macarthurgreen.com
Pieter de Jong

GIS Graduate

Pieter joined the MacArthur Green team in 2022 to support the GIS team and the rest of the MacArthur Green. Prior to joining MacArthur Green Pieter was a Production Manager of Water Infrastructure at various festivals around the Netherlands. He is also a very active volunteer at the Nocrich International Scout Centre in Romania where he founded an international hiking competition, for which he creates cryptic maps.

Pieter received an MA in Geography from the University of Aberdeen in 2019 and then became a post-graduate at the University of Glasgow earning an MSc in Geoinformation Technology & Cartography in 2021, with a dissertation looking at detecting different types of grasslands using remote sensing techniques.

pieter.dejong@macarthurgreen.com