Our brilliant staff

Who is in the cbec team?

cbec prides itself on the extensive level of practical and academic experience held by its staff and management.

the core of our success


team members

Dr Hamish Moir MSc PhD

Business Development Director and Principal Designer

Hamish is cbec’s UK Managing Director and has extensive training in the fields of fluvial geomorphology-instream ecology interactions and river engineering, both in research and consultancy capacities.

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Dr Chris Bowles PhD

US Managing Director

Chris is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Chartered Environmentalist with over 18 years of experience in water resources and ecological engineering. He obtained his doctorate in physical and computational modelling of intake._.

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Dr Eric Gillies BEng PhD

Technical Director

Dr Eric Gillies has over 20 years’ experience in modelling and measurement of a diverse range of fluid flows, and for the past 6 years has specialised in modelling river flows and._.

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Dr Matthew O’Hare PhD

Managing Director

Dr Matthew O’Hare is an internationally recognised expert, with over 25 years experience working across the UK and Europe, on freshwater systems subject to multiple stresses. He has also worked in Australia,._.

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Dr Martin Kernan PhD

Operations Director

Dr Martin Kernan is an environmental scientist with over 20 years’ research and consultancy experience of freshwater environments. He was scientific co-ordinator of the EU FP6 project, Euro-limpacs and the FP7 Project._.

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Kate Comins MSc

Principal Consultant / Project Management

Kate has over 20 years’ experience in environmental management, specialising in river and water resource management. She has a sound technical knowledge of river restoration techniques and processes and extensive project management._.

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Dr Peter Downs PhD, CGeog (Geomorph), SFHEA

Principal Consultant / Geomorphology

Peter has over 30 years’ experience in the fields of fluvial geomorphology, sustainable river management and restoration, and science and policy in river basin management.  His career has combined university lecturing (Nottingham and._.

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Gordon Falconer MSc

Associate Technical Director / Hydrology & Hydraulic Modelling

Gordon Falconer has an MA Honours in Geography and an MSc in Sustainable Catchment Management from the University of Dundee. He has been conducting topographic and bathymetric surveys with cbec for over._.

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Sam McArthur MSc

Principal Consultant / Geomorphology

Sam McArthur has over 5 years’ professional experience in the water resources industry, having worked in the three waters services area as well as in river restoration. Sam’s specialism is fluvial geomorphology,._.

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Alison Wilson BSc

Principal Consultant / Project Management

Alison Wilson has a BSc Honours in Geography from the University of Aberdeen. Through her degree, she gained a fundamental understanding of important management and conservation issues relating to the physical environment,._.

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Leonardo Camelo

Leonardo Camelo MSc

Senior Consultant / Geomorphology

Leonardo has over five years’ experience in the environmental consultancy sector after graduating with Distinction from the Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Management MSc at King’s College London.   The core of his._.

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Colm Casserly PhD

Senior Consultant / Geomorphology

Colm Casserly is a Geomorphologist and Senior Technical Specialist with cbec’s international team based in Ireland. Colm undertook his PhD at University College Dublin, where his doctoral research formed part of the._.

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Jorge Iguzquiza MSc

Senior Consultant / Technical Specialist

Jorge has five years’ experience in river basin management and GIS, and holds a Masters in Environmental Management and Restoration from University of Barcelona, where he studied specific subjects about GIS Analysis,._.

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Lynsey MacLeary PhD

Senior Consultant / Geomorphology

Lynsey is a geoscientist specialising in fluvial geomorphology and has over fifteen years’ experience across the environmental, engineering and mining sectors. Her PhD focused on untangling the effects of climate and vegetation._.

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Dan Piggott

Dan Piggott BEng

Senior Consultant / Hydrology & Hydraulic Modelling

Dan is a hydraulic modeller, working on flood mapping, flood risk assessments and hydrology. He also provides support on project tenders and project management. He graduated from Plymouth University with a degree._.

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Megan Annetts BSc

Consultant / Surveying

Megan Annetts studied BSc Physical Geography at Aberystwyth University, developing a keen interest in fluvial geomorphology, and flood risk, as well as acquiring field experience in, sediment sampling, macroinvertebrate sampling and land._.

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Fraser Drummond MSc

Consultant / Surveying

Fraser has an Msc in Land and Hydrographic Surveying from the University of Glasgow and an undergraduate degree in Geology from the University of Edinburgh. His undergraduate degree provided him with a._.

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Michael Green MSc, MCIWEM

Consultant / Geomorphology

Michael is an advocate for nature-based solutions which deliver multiple benefits for people and the environment – and believes that the two are not mutually exclusive. He previously worked for cbec in._.

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Clare Hunter BA

Consultant / Graphic design

Clare has a degree in fine art, and is skilled in the production of hand-drawn illustrations as well as graphic designs, for river restoration. She has produced illustrations for a number of._.

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Bogdan-Alexandru Mihaila

Consultant / Surveying

Bogdan began surveying long before he graduated from University. He started with Boundary surveys necessary for Land Book registry and after graduation most of the topographical surveys were for earth, dirt, gravel,._.

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Grace Prouse BSc

Consultant / Hydro-ecology

Grace studied BSc Physical Geography at the University of Southampton, developing knowledge of fluvial geomorphology and river basin management. Through fieldwork, she has applied this knowledge to a number of contrasting river._.

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John Wheatland PhD

Consultant / Geomorphology

John is a environmental scientist specialising in fluvial geomorphology and fine sediment dynamics. His academic research focused on understanding how sediment, pollutants, micro-organisms, and flow-dynamics interact to influence the quality and health._.

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associates

Richard Williams PhD

Dr Richard Williams from the University of Glasgow is an honorary member of cbec UK staff after undertaking an industrial fellowship with the company in 2017. Funded by the Royal Academy of._.

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