Dr Nick White

Dr Nick White

Principal Advisor - Net Gain, Natural England

I work across Government (national and local), and with developers, NGOs and academia to advance policy, practice and standards around net gain (biodiversity, natural capital and environmental). The current focus of my work is on biodiversity net gain legislation, the biodiversity metric and biodiversity net gain standards and guidance. I am also working on the evolving approach to marine net gain.

As a non-ecologist I am interested in how biodiversity and the natural environment can contribute towards wider social and economic benefits. I also have a strong interest in green infrastructure, especially in relation to urban areas and its ability to enhance wider (grey) infrastructure resilience.

I enjoy engaging with different sectors and seeking opportunities to help secure the delivery of shared outcomes. I have previously worked in the health, cultural and charitable sectors.

I was named in the ENDS Report Powerlist UK 100 most influential environmental professionals in 2022 & 2023.