Jack A. Ward BSc (Hons) MSc
President, Environmental Scientist
With over 40 years progressive experience working as a biologist, resource manager and promoter of environmental sensitivity Jack has developed extensive knowledge of Bermuda’s biological and regulatory environment, since starting his career as a member of the Bermuda Inshore Waters Investigation (BIWI) team. Formerly a Fisheries Biologist, then Principal Curator of the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, Jack became the first Director of the Department of Conservation Services from 2000 until 2008. During his tenure, he directed the development of plans and legislation to protect Bermuda’s unique natural heritage including the Protected Species Act 2003 and participated in the review of all relevant development planning policy and environmental protection legislation. Jack, who has an MSc in Marine Biology, represented Bermuda on the International Coral Reef Initiative and served as a Ministry representative to the Marine Resources Board and the Board of Agriculture. He is a former Chairman of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute and is a PADI Rescue Diver has his 'C' Class Pilots licence.
Anne F. Glasspool BSc (Hons) MSc PhD CEnv MCIEEM MIEMA LEED AP Vice President, Environmental Scientist
As a Chartered Environmentalist with an MSc in Fisheries Management and a PhD in Marine Biology, Annie has over 30 years experience specialising in biodiversity studies, strategic planning, environmental impact assessment, environmental management, environmental policy development, regulatory compliance, project management, stakeholder consultation, capacity strengthening for NGO's and renewable ocean energy project development. After starting her career in Bermuda as the Senior Site Operator for the Air/Ocean Chemistry Experiment (AEROCE), she then led the award winning Bermuda Biodiversity Project from its inception in 1997 until 2008, building and managing a network of scientists researching Bermuda's natural environment. The author of a number of scientific publications and technical reports, she took the lead in promoting local conservation action through the initiation and development of the Bermuda Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, a community-based blueprint for conservation in Bermuda. Author of the report entitled "The Impact of Climate Change on Bermuda" commissioned by the Bermuda National Trust, she has served on various management, research, advisory and education committees for a number of NGO's and as a consultant to the Bermuda Government. She currently sits on their Marine Resources Board and Energy Working Group. Annie is a PADI Master Instructor and has her 'C' Class Bermuda Pilot's licence.
Christine Rickards BA MSc MCIP RPP
Senior Land Use Planner
With an MSc in Planning and professional accreditation with the Canadian Institute of Planners since 1993, Christine brings 30 years of planning experience to our team. She has expertise in both the private and public sector, in forward planning policy development, preparation and submission of development applications, regulatory processing of applications, EIA review, project management, expert witness statements, and budget preparation and management. She worked in Bermuda for 22 years and was the Senior Development Control Officer at the Bermuda Department of Planning for over six years, leading a team of 6 planning officers reviewing development applications and providing recommendations to the Development Applications Board. She also managed the Development Services Applications team guiding them in functions related to front end application vetting and client services. Christine was responsible for processing the more complex planning applications and played a pivotal role in progressing the understanding, requirements and need for EIA work on projects and technical requirements that needed to be met with regards to EIA preparation.
Our vision is to be the best environmental and land use planning consultancy firm in Bermuda, working with our clients to manage their environmental concerns, meet the regulatory requirements and attain their sustainability goals.
Environmental issues will continue to grow in importance within our community, as they are globally. Environmental degradation and resource limitation will become increasingly important factors in our home and business lives. Resource scarcity and increased environmental regulation are inevitable. Those communities and businesses that effectively adapt to this changing reality will be better positioned to thrive in the future. We believe that applying our extensive environmental and land use planning experience to secure and provide the best available information to assist our clients in achieving sustainable solutions, is the most effective means for us to contribute to our community.
We seek to anticipate our clients' evolving needs by continually enhancing our broad suite of complementary technical and strategic skills through training and best practice experience. We uphold the highest ethical standards, support professional activities that provide a public service, and endeavour to mentor dedicated young Bermudians. We are committed to finding creative, low-cost efficient ways to operate. We look for opportunities to reduce the environmental effects of our own operations, and support activities that promote the protection of community health and a sustainable global environment.