CIEEM 2015 medal winners announced

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Professor David Goode and Professor Penny Anderson have been recognised for achievements in their distinguished careers as ecology and environmental management professionals

Two environmental professionals have been recognised for their achievements in the sector, winning this year’s Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) medal.

Professor David Goode was recognised for his achievements in urban ecology and nature conservation, and Professor Penny Anderson won the award for her achievements in promoting high standards of professional consultancy as well as her contribution to upland management.

Professor Penny Anderson

The medal is the Chartered Institute’s highest accolade and is awarded annually in recognition of an outstanding single or life-long contribution to the field of ecology and environmental management.

Anderson, who was the first female to be awarded this medal, said: “It is unbelievable, but very special, that CIEEM would wish to co-award the medal to me in particular. It shows that through hard work and 100% professionalism anyone can reach such dizzy heights.”

Goode paid tribute to colleagues and friends who have helped him earn the lifetime achievement award.

“I am greatly honoured and delighted to receive the Institute’s medal, one of the greatest accolades for an ecologist.  It is a very special kind of ‘lifetime achievement award’ that I shall cherish,” he said.

Sally Hayns CIEEM’s CEO, added: “To award two medals is exceptional and reflects the recipients’ high standing within the industry. Both Penny and David have made outstanding contributions to the profession and we congratulate them on their very great success.”

The Awards Ceremony will take place on 25 June 2015 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and includes a celebration luncheon, a presentation by Guest Speaker Tony Juniper, and the announcement of up to ten further award winners and commended finalists.