Our people

Meet the minds behind EPG

It’s time for a fresh approach. We’re straightforward, a little peculiar and we love what we do. As a close-knit team based across the UK, all our team members bring their own unique set of skills, which when combined makes us unbeatable.

We celebrate the daring and the determined, always looking for innovative and cutting-edge solutions. We’ve grown significantly in recent months and have a team of driven, confident and down to earth people who are always encouraged to bring their own distinctive flair to the table.


Let’s meet the team

Phil Williams



    Phil joined The Environmental Protection Group (EPG) straight from university as a graduate SuDS and FRA engineer, and now leads the business as a Board Director.

    Phil is Chartered with CIWEM a member of SusDrain and delivers SuDS training via CIRIA. Passionate about SuDs, blue green infrastructure flood risk and nutrient neutrality, he regularly joins steering committees and co-authors guidance and scientific papers as well as undertaking R&D for new methods of water sustainability.

      Phil has extensive experience within the construction sector with particular expertise in sustainable designs for both small-scale development and large area master plans. Since EPG joining STRI Group, Phil has worked on a number of high profile sports projects across the globe, and regularly collaborates with the team on water management in relation to sports surface design.

      Steve Wilson


      Technical Director

        Steve is a Chartered Engineer with over 25 years geotechnical and environmental engineering. He has applied his knowledge of geotechnics and, drainage to the design and construction of sustainable drainage and has helped prepare much of the UK guidance on permeable pavements. He is authors of the CIRIA SuDS Manual and he CIRIA guide on constructing SuDS.

        Steve is an experienced speaker and trainer on the subject of sustainable drainage and has delivered training to a number of local authority planning departments to support them when SuDS delivery was brought into the NPPF.

        Steve has also been a member of several project steering groups for CIRIA (SUSDRAIN website, CIRIA Report C625 Model agreements for sustainable water management systems and RP 697 SUDS updated guidance on technical design and construction) and HR Wallingford (Use of SUDS in high density developments) relating to sustainable drainage projects.

        Dr Jacqueline Diaz-Nieto


        Head of Water

          Jacqui is a chartered water and environmental manager with CIWEM and graduate member of ICE, and currently working towards becoming a Chartered Engineer.

          Committed to tackling urban drainage challenges through innovate thinking and effective stakeholder engagement, Jacqui works relentlessly on design solutions and industry education to contribute positively to the protection of our natural environment.

            Jacqui is qualified to doctorate level in environmental and civil engineering and lead author on several peer reviewed publications. With proven expertise in the application of engineering principles and spatial data analytics to develop technical standards and design specifications, Jacqui is well respected in the water industry and spends time sharing her knowledge with her team. She possess a wealth of expert and up to date industry knowledge on sustainable drainage design and is experienced in collaborative working with multi-disciplinary industry experts.

            Amy Juden

            MSci MA(cantab) CGeol FGS

            Head of Geoenvironmental

              Amy is a chartered geologist and contaminated land specialist who has been working in the brownfield redevelopment industry since 2012. She has specialist skills in site conceptualisation, geoenvironmental ground investigation, and contaminated land risk assessments.

              Amy is passionate about determining the most sustainable (and therefore cost-effective) solutions for development on contaminated sites. She is skilled in a variety of human health detailed quantitative risk assessment techniques including for asbestos in soil, ground gases, radon, and VOC vapour intrusion.

                Amy is a specialist in ground gas risk assessment and mitigation design and delivers training for CL:AIRE on ground gas risk assessment, the Geological Society on methane and radon geohazards and is an author of NHBC Foundation Publication N94 Hazardous ground gas – an essential guide for housebuilders.

                Amy is currently an active committee member for the Yorkshire Contaminated Land Forum (2023 to present). She was an inaugural committee member of the Geological Society Contaminated Land group, serving for six years (2017 to 2022), a previous SoBRA asbestos-in-soil working group member (2018 to 2021) contributing to their asbestos in soil human health risk assessment guidance. She served three years as a judge for the Brownfield Awards (2021 to 2023) and is a previous winner of Best Young Brownfield Professional (2019).

                Leo Phillips

                BSc (Hons) FGS

                Head of Commercial

                  Leo is an accomplished geoenvironmental monitoring specialist with over a decade of post-graduate experience, showcasing expertise in the development of industry-leading monitoring techniques, ground investigation specification, project management, construction project oversight and environmental permitting.

                  His experience spans an array of projects, ranging from national permit compliance landfill contracts to gas extraction initiatives and wastewater treatment upgrades. Leo excels in managing teams deployed to high-risk sites, ensuring the safety of personnel and upholding clients’ responsibilities.

                    Leo’s environmental sector experience encompasses large-scale sampling and monitoring campaigns, with a focus on water authorities, major infrastructure projects, and waste and aggregates companies. From lone working projects to overseeing catchment-level schemes with budgets exceeding £2 million, Leo has delivered projects of varying size and complexity. His proficiency extends to environmental monitoring scheme design, setup, project delivery, reporting, and continuous improvement across diverse environments, including river catchments, reservoirs, coastal areas, and inland bathing water locations. 

                    Alwyn Hughes


                    Structural Waterproofing Manager

                      Alwyn leads the structural waterproofing team at EPG, working with a range of clients to ensure the usability of below ground structures.

                      He has extensive experience within the construction sector with expertise in structural waterproofing design for small-scale domestic projects and large-scale industrial/residential projects.

                      Alwyn also works on ground gas protection and venting for projects within the UK and internationally.

                      Think you could be an essential part of our ever-growing success story?

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                      Our people

                      Abi Wilkinson

                      Senior Marketing Executive

                        Alex Jobson

                        Environmental Geo-Engineer

                          Alex Wilson

                          Graduate Geoenvironmental Consultant

                            Ann Bentley

                            Graphic Designer

                              Cameron Haine

                              CAD Technician

                                Gareth Walters

                                Finance Director

                                  George Hudman

                                  MSc BSc FGS MCIWEM

                                  Flood Risk and SuDS Engineer

                                    Haseeb Mahmood

                                    Group Management Accountant

                                      Heather Palmer Jones

                                      Senior Flood Risk and Infrastructure Engineer

                                        Helen Avison

                                        Sales Ledger Accountant

                                          Jonathan Kasai

                                          Graduate SuDS and Flood Risk Engineer

                                            Josie Lynch

                                            Natural Flood Management Consultant

                                              John Andrews

                                              BSc MSc DIC PhD MRSC ASoBRA (vapour intrusion)


                                                Jordan Swales

                                                BSc (Hons) FGS RSoBRA

                                                Geoenvironmental consultant

                                                  Luke Dear

                                                  CSSW TechICT


                                                    Luke Johnson

                                                    Financial Controller

                                                      Martha Redman

                                                      Chartered Landscape Architect

                                                        Oliver Coultas

                                                        Digital Content Creator

                                                          Pagen Spooner

                                                          Graduate Geoenvironmental Consultant

                                                            Rachel Kershaw

                                                            Purchase Ledger Accountant

                                                              Sarah Haines

                                                              Principal Engineer

                                                                Tina Jessop

                                                                Head of Brand and Client Experience

                                                                  Tom Robertshaw

                                                                  MSc, BSc GradCIWEM

                                                                  Flood Risk and Sustainable Water Management Engineer

                                                                    Sophie Scutt

                                                                    Water Consultant

                                                                      Will Thomas

                                                                      Geoenvironmental Engineer

                                                                        To talk to us about your project please fill in the form below, email us on enquiries@epg-ltd.co.uk or talk to us on 01925 652983.   

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