Welcome Address

  • Marian Spain, Chief Executive, Natural England

Opening Keynote and Opening Panel Session

  • Joanna Averley, Chief Planner, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
  • Tony Juniper CBE, Chair, Natural England (Chair)
  • Mayor Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney, London Borough of Hackney
  • Rachel Fisher, Deputy Director for Land Use Policy, DEFRA
  • Rob Perrins, Chief Executive, Berkeley Group
  • Cllr Pippa Heylings, Deputy Chair - Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport Board, Local Government Association


  • Shirley Rodrigues, London Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, Greater London Authority

Putting Nature at the Heart of Planning

  • Pooja Agrawal, Chief Executive, Public Practice (Chair)
  • Dr Gemma Jerome, Director, Building With Nature
  • Kristy Lansdown, Head of Development, The Crown Estate
  • Nina Pindham, Barrister, No5 Chambers
  • Rebecca Moberly, Principal Consultant, Planning Advisory Service

Lessons From Large Scale Biodiversity Net Gain Projects

  • Nicholas Boys Smith, Founder, Create Streets (Chair)
  • David Mooney, Director of Development, London Wildlife Trust
  • Katharina Erne, Associate, Senior Chartered Landscape Architect, HTA Design
  • Lisa Palframan, Senior Technical Manager, Homes England
  • Andrew Taylor, Group Planning and Communities Director, Vistry Group

Discussion on Small Scale Biodiversity Net Gain Projects

  • Dusty Gedge, President, European Federation of Green Roof and Wall Associations (Chair)
  • Madeleine Beresford, Deputy Head of Land Use, Biodiversity Net Gain, Defra
  • Chris Carr, Managing Director, Carr & Carr Ltd
  • Drew Davy, Senior Sustainability Insights Manager, Grosvenor
  • Jim Smith, National Urban Forestry Advisor, Forestry Commission

Rethinking Infrastructure - Blue and Green Solutions

  • Clare Warburton, Principal Adviser, Green Infrastructure, Natural England (Chair)
  • Dr Sarah-Jane Scott, Senior Advisor in Biodiversity Net Gain, Environment Agency
  • Sarah Fowler, Chief Executive, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)
  • Steve Craddock, Planning Manager, Canal & Rivers Trust
  • Sue Illman, Managing Director, Illman Young

Off-Site, On-Site, or Both? Where to Deliver Biodiversity Net Gain?

  • Louise Clarke, Group Head of Sustainability, Berkeley Group (Chair)
  • Jon Dersley, Head of Natural Capital, Savills
  • Dr Nick White, Principal Advisor, Natural England
  • Peter Cole, Associate Partner, Ceres Property
  • Susan Twining, Chief Land Use Policy Advisor, CLA

Next Steps and Future Challenges

  • Marian Spain, Chief Executive, Natural England (Chair)
  • Matt Nokes, Principal Ecologist, Ground Control
  • Penny Simpson, Partner, Freeths
  • Cllr Richard Clewer, Leader, Wiltshire Council
  • Kerry ten Kate, Non-Executive Director, Natural England