Tom Butterworth

Tom Butterworth


  • UKIMEA Biodiversity and Environment Leader

Tom is the Arup's Nature Leader in the UK, India, Middle East and Africa, and has extensive experience in nature positive, natural capital and biodiversity assessments.

Tom is a technical advisory on biodiversity for the British Standards Institute and the International Standard Organization, authoring several national and international biodiversity standards and sits on the metric working group International Advisory Panel of Biodiversity Credits.  

Tom has over 27 years’ experience working for wildlife. Over this time Tom has led practical management of protected sites, developed local, regional, and national biodiversity strategies and policies, led programs of research, and managed the delivery of the England’s biodiversity strategy. More recently, Tom was central to the development of the Biodiversity Net Gain approach in England and Scotland, developing the metrics, informing the policy, and authoring the industry guidance.