Mike was elected as a trustee at the AGM in 2020. He is a professional ecologist/ ornithologist and a chartered ecologist (CEcol) and has worked in ecological consultancy in Wales for 17 years. He is an experienced bird ringer with the Facey/ Vafidis partnership and is also a current PhD student at Cardiff University. His research focuses on woodland birds in Wales, in particular European Nightjar. As a result of his professional experience Mike has significant experience in renewables and infrastructure development and assessment and upland habitat (peatland) restoration. He is also an active member of CIEEM sitting on the Welsh section committee and the Welsh section policy committee.