Business Development Contacts

Any member of the Business Development team can help you with your enquiry, but you might be able to identify the most suitable individual to contact by reviewing the assignment of responsibilities for Science Areas. 

The Business Development team:

Dr David Fraser of CEH

Dr David Fraser
Tel: +44 (0)1491 838800

David's scientific background is in fisheries ecology, with a PhD investigating the ecology of Arctic charr in Scottish lochs. He has held a number of freshwater scientific and policy positions with statutory conservation bodies before a move into environmental consultancy, where he held various senior water and ecology related roles. As Head of Business Development at CEH, David's primary role is to increase and diversify research income. He and Business Development colleagues work closely with Science Area Leads to identify existing and prospective products and services, pursuing those with appropriate customers and partners.

Colin Mackechnie. Photo - Heather Lowther, CEH


Dr Colin MacKechnie
Tel:  +44 (0)1491 838800

With a background in Physics, Colin has a PhD from Southampton University and an MBA from the Open University. He has extensive experience of promoting and securing funding for science from a range of clients, and supports atmospheric, pollution and environmental risk science initiatives at CEH.

Science Areas: Biosphere-Atmosphere InteractionsEnvironmental InformaticsPollution & Environmental RiskSoil

Jo Chamberlain. Photo: Heather Lowther, CEH


Dr Joanne Chamberlain
Tel: +44 (0)1491 838800

Joanne has a PhD from the University of Cambridge in forest genetics and ecology and has experience developing and managing DFID, EC and Defra-funded research within the HEI and consultancy sectors. She is responsible for biodiversity and ecosystem science initiatives at CEH, and supports our scientists in this area to secure funding from a range of clients.

Science AreasEcological Processes & ResilienceMonitoring & Observation SystemsSustainable Land Management

Nicholas Corker of CEH

Nicholas Corker
Tel: +44 (0)1491 838800

Nicholas has more than 25 years' experience in sustainable development, working as an environmental planner in professional practice, in research, education and extension for rural management and, latterly, in innovation management. He manages the CEH innovation pipeline from proof of concept through to spin-out formation. This includes having responsibility for all aspects of commercialisation: project identification and iteration, support and funding and intellectual property (IP) capture and licensing.

Dr Ingo Schuder of CEH

Dr Ingo Schüder
Tel: +44 (0)1491 69 2225

Ingo has a PhD from Newcastle University in Integrated Pest Management in Horticulture. He has previously worked on Green Infrastructure, Nature Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture. He has experience in fundraising for LIFE+ and UK funding streams. Ingo works part-time as a freelance Green Infrastructure consultant, Fundraiser and Translator.

His main responsibility is to oversee the development and delivery of a CEH training offer to external customers.

Science Areas: Natural Capital, Environmental Monitoring & Observation, Ecological Processes & Resilience, Environmental Informatics, Sustainable Land Management