Nicky (Nicola) joined FWAG in August 2023.  Prior to that, Nicky spent 23 years working for Natural England and its predecessors. 19 years was spent in Gloucestershire working with landowners on agri-environment schemes such as Higher Level Stewardship and CS Higher Tier, including protected sites and commons and gaining experienced local knowledge of the County. For four years Nicky worked in Catchment Sensitive Farming in the Avon Warwickshire Catchment, part of the Severn River Basin, advising on water quality, soil health, farm infrastructure, wider land management and accessing funding to implement a wide range of on-farm measures.