"Alastair is well known in conservation and catchment management circles. He was appointed as the first ever conservation officer for the Thames catchment in 1984 and held that role for 18 years. Alastair was Head of Conservation for the Environment Agency 2002-2016. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management and is an Honorary Professor in Applied Environmental Management at the University of Exeter. "
- Specialist advisor, Rewilding Britain
- Rewilding Britain About, organizational web page, accessed November 3, 2019.