Business Interest Group

Valuing Nature Business Engagement activities are led by Guy Duke.

The Valuing Nature Business Interest Group was established in 2015, to:

  1. consider business risks and opportunities related to the Valuing Nature Programme Research Goals 
  2. make recommendations on research and innovation priorities related to these research goals, as seen through a business lens
  3. advise on measures to enhance business impact of Valuing Nature Programme projects, extending research through innovation to commercialisation
  4. advise on opportunities for funded projects to engage with specific businesses, such as through secondments or links/synergies with business-led research and innovation
  5. advise on links with relevant business impact initiatives in the UK and internationally.

The current membership of the BIG is:

  • Peter Young, Chairman, Aldersgate Group - Chair of BIG
  • Stuart Bailey, Group Head of Sustainability & Climate Change, National Grid
  • Julia Baker, Biodiversity Technical Specialist, Balfour Beatty
  • Martin Ballard, Group Environment Manager, Willmott Dixon
  • Ruth Barden, Environmental Regulation Manager, Wessex Water
  • Jonathan Dobson, Sustainability Adviser, United Utilities
  • Richard Ellis, Vice President CSR, Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • Olivia Gray, Chief Operating Officer, Capital Science and Policy Practice, Willis
  • Andrew Griffiths, Sustainability Manager, Nestlé
  • Tony Juniper, Sustainability Advisor, Tony Juniper Ltd
  • Ian McAulay, Chief Executive, Viridor
  • Louise Newport, Scientific Policy Manager, Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Extreme Weather, Department of Health
  • Phillippa Pearson, Source Protection Manager, Welsh Water
  • Christopher Price, Director of Policy & Advice, Country Land and Business Association
  • Mat Roberts, Director of Sustainability Strategy, Interserve
  • Nick Veck, Head of CEO Office, Satellite Applications Catapult
  • Fiona Wheatley, Sustainable Development Manager, Marks and Spencer
  • Stuart Wilson, Midlands & West Team Leader & Ecological Adviser, Highways Agency