Devon LNP Conference 2018

New Horizons for Devon’s Natural Capital

Professor Ian Stewart presenting at a conference

See the Agenda and a List of Delegates (as of 14th March)

Over 220 people attended our third LNP conference at Exeter Racecourse on Friday 16th March 2018. The conference had a fantastic range of inspiring and thought provoking talks and workshops alongside valuable networking opportunities.

A huge thank you to all speakers, workshop leads and volunteers who helped out at the conference.

Speakers included:

  • Keynote: Professor Iain Stewart, TV Geologist from the BBC program ‘Earth: The Power of the Planet’,  Professor of Geoscience Communication and Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute at Plymouth University, and President of Devon Wildlife Trust.
  • Professor Michael Winter, Exeter University & Chair of the North Devon Biosphere Reserve
  • Peter Chamberlain, Environment team manager, Devon County Council
  • Dr Virginia Pearson, Chief Officer for Communities, Public Health Environment & Prosperity, Devon County Council
  • Rebecca Waite, Head of Local Delivery, 25 Year Environment Plan, Defra
  • Dr Matthew Frost, Interim Director, The Marine Biological Association
  • Professor Matt Lobley, Director of the Centre for Rural Policy Research, Exeter University
  • Eifion Jones, Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Rob Scarrott, Head of Environment for South West Water
  • Molly Marlow, Headteacher at Willowbrook School
  • Kate Hills, South West Water
  • Andrew Whitehouse, Countries Manager, Buglife

Many thanks to the sponsors:


Key Note Presentation

A Green Future: 25 Year Environment Plan

New Horizons for Agriculture

New Horizons for Prosperity

New Horizons for Naturally Healthy