Impact assessment

Impact assessment aims to ensure that environmental and social issues are identified and factored in during the development and adoption of public policies and plans, and the consenting of public and private development projects. At its best, impact assessment helps ensure social value to communities and economic value to investors, without eroding biodiversity and natural capital and without pushing beyond environmental limits.

The Impact Assessment Network draws together professionals across all aspects of the discipline to provide leadership and definitive guidance. The role of the steering group is to oversee the delivery of an annual work programme of activities, including webinars, workshops, reports and much more.

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The membership of the steering group is as follows.

Stephanie Ball

Environmental Advisor at National Highways, National Highways

Ros Boalch

Associate Director, Waterman Infrastructure & Environment Ltd

Stefan Boss

Director Environmental Planning, Stantec UK

Owen Cahill

Environmental Engineer at MKO, MKO

Paul Darnbrough

Consents Manager, SSE Renewables

Alex Hampson

Principal Environmental Consultant and EIA Division Lead, Xodus Group

David Hoare

Technical Director at RSK, RSK

Lewis Jenkins

Associate EIA Practitioner - Quod, Quod

Emma Magee

Senior Environmental Project Manager, Environment Agency

Nicola Parker

Senior Environmental Planner - Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Defence Infrastructure Organisation

Jeremy Randall

EIA Practice Lead at Mott MacDonald, Mott Macdonald

James Sanders

Director, Temple Group

Ursula Stevenson

Tresor Consulting

Urmila Jha Thakur

Lecturer in Environmental Planning Management at University of Liverpool, University of Liverpool

Sam Timbrell

Principal EIA Specialist, Mott Macdonald

Simon White

Divisional Director – Environmental Assessment, Jacobs

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Opting to become a member of the network means you'll receive updates about developments in this sphere and the work of the steering group and any working groups, invitations to apply to join the groups or get involved in other ways, requests to participate in consultations, and notification of relevant webinars and other IEMA or external events.

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Simply send an email to [email protected] with your name and membership number.

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