Educated in Environmental Science and Landscape Management Mike has considerable experience, both in the UK and internationally of designing and delivering constructive interactions between people and their environment. With extensive knowledge and practical expertise in engagement and evaluation he works with organisations to help them develop the strategies and delivery plans that involve people in ways that lead to productive outcomes for all concerned.

Mike King

Core competencies

Mike’s core competencies are:

  • Strategic thinking & planning – working with organisations to help them develop plans & road maps that enable them to address current and future challenge posed by their relationship with the external world.
  • Evaluation of participative research and stakeholder engagement programmes for public (Environment Agency) and voluntary sector (The Conservation Volunteers)
  • Strategic stakeholder engagement; designing, planning, delivering and evaluating stakeholder engagement programmes for major corporates (Shell, BG Group) and government agencies (e.g.  Nuclear Decommissioning Authority)
  • Facilitation – design and delivery of a wide range of facilitated events, with an emphasis on contentious environmental and social issues
  • Project and Partnership development to secure social and environmental programmes including Audience Development, Learning & Participation and evaluation.

Career highlights

Before becoming a consultant Mike had senior roles in a number of major environmental organisations. As Director of Conservation at BTCV he helped develop the policy and practice for conservation volunteering. He has also been Chief Executive of The Environment Council, an NGO specializing in Stakeholder Engagement to help resolve contentious environmental issues.

Other stuff

Mike lives in West Sussex where he volunteers for the Sussex Wildlife Trust as a reserve manager, looking after a 400 acre woodland SSSI.

Mike’s recent projects include:

Landscape Conversations

There is currently a lot of interest in the ‘Landscape Scale’ approach to addressing nature’s decline and the impact of…


Nature Re-Connecting

R4C have been appointed to identify publicly owned land in the county that is accessible and promotes biodiversity and health…