(for the 2020 The Devonshire Association President's Symposium)
Ian Bateman is Professor of Environmental Economics and Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute at the University of Exeter and Director of The South West Partnership for Environmental and Economic Prosperity. He is a member of the Natural Capital Committee reporting to The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer and advises the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Ian was one of the architects of the H.M. Government 25 Year Environment Plan and a co-author of the H.M. Treasury Green Book guidelines for appraisal of public sector spending. He was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to environmental science and policy and is a Fellow of the Royal Societies of Art and Biology.