Environment Director, Coastal and Marine Development, Royal HaskoningDHV

Sian is the Coastal Adaptation Lead for the Pacific and Environment Director for Coastal and Marine Development. With a background in coastal geomorphology she specialises in coastal adaptation and considering the environmental implications of major infrastructure projects at the water’s edge.

Sian has led Royal HaskoningDHV’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) work over the last 22 years, including translating predicted geomorphological effects into ecological impacts and, in turn, developing appropriate mitigation, monitoring and compensation strategies. She has led EIA teams for several major infrastructure development projects (across the full suite of topics) - from inception, through Environmental Statement (ES) submission, Public Inquiry and consent. Sian is an acknowledged expert in coastal management, EIA and HRA, particularly with respect to coastal development, having written guidance documents and provided training and key note presentations. She has dealt extensively with multi-disciplinary projects in the coastal zone, managing collaborative research programmes and acting as a specialist advisor to the UK’s Marine Management Organisation (MMO), amongst others.