Meet the team

Justin Butler
Managing Director

Justin is an expert on the scientific development and commercial applications of flood risk mapping and modelling. He founded Ambiental in 2002 and led the collaborative development of our leading 2D+ modelling software, Flowroute-i.

Alongside a Ph.D. in geographical information systems (GIS), flood science and applied mathematics from the University of Cambridge, Justin has extensive experience in developing high-technology software for insurance risk rating and loss modelling.

A regular in the media, Justin’s insights are often sought by both news and current affairs programmes in relation to flood events.
———-

David Martin
Technical Director

David leads a team of catastrophe modellers, software developers, and geographical information systems (GIS) specialists in producing our flood risk data products.

Having joined Ambiental soon after we launched, David’s expertise include flood risk modelling, loss modelling, GIS, spatial analysis, geospatial systems and process development. He has designed novel techniques to produce insurance-focused risk information and is responsible for developing and commercialising our modelling products in line with industry best practice. He works closely with clients to tailor or develop specific products to meet their specifications.
———-

Mark Nunns

Mark Nunns
Technical Sales Manager

Mark leads on sales and manages customer relationships. This includes assessing client requirements, and supporting them with testing, integrating and maximising the potential of our products.

Mark developed his knowledge of flood mapping and GIS processes within our flood modelling team, where he started as a technical analyst and worked on the production of UKFloodMap4™ and other global flood risk products. This has given him a solid understanding of our products and the technical processes behind them, which he puts to good use in supporting clients.
———-

rsz_daniel_flood_risk_consultant_crop_2

Daniel Cook
Flood Risk Consultant

Daniel is involved in all aspects of Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) and Surface Water Drainage Consultancy at Ambiental. His work includes project management, producing assessments, account management and writing proposals.

Daniel has worked previously as an Environmental Consultant supporting EIA projects, but found he specialised in the production of Flood Risk Assessments supporting commercial, residential and power projects including renewables. Assessments conducted by Daniel have included GIS, numerical modelling and hydraulic modelling whilst analysing all sources of flooding fluvial, pluvial, tidal, sewer and groundwater to support projects. Daniel has a solid understanding of national policy, the NPPF (England), TAN 15 (Wales), PPS (Scotland) and PPS 15 (Northern Ireland) and regional policies for example, Policy F1 – Royal Borough Windsor and Maidenhead.
———-

Paul_Drury

Mark Naumann
Principal Engineer

Mark is a ICE chartered civil engineer and leads on drainage and engineering design projects as well as providing input on Flood Risk Assessments (FRA), Drainage Strategies and Contaminated Land Desk Studies.

He has over 15 years experience in civil engineering with a background in drainage, infrastructure and earthworks design and flood risk working closely with clients, architects and contractors through all the RIBA stages from pre-planning through detailed design to construction stage site input. Mark is able to liaise closely with clients and architects to produce and site feasibility assessments leading to robust schemes and reports to support planning and tender stages.
———-

Paul_Drury

Paul Drury
GIS/Data Manager

Paul is responsible for the management of data assets, including Ambiental’s extensive collection of proprietary and third party datasets. He oversees the preparation, integration and quality assurance checking of data. His role also includes spatial analysis and the project management of production operations.

Paul has wide-ranging experience of managing technical computing and data build projects in the United Kingdom. He is an expert in geographical information systems (GIS) with over 10 years of experience. He has a developed understanding of the environmental data industry and underlying technical concepts.
———-

Scott Ferguson

Scott Ferguson
Special Projects

Scott is the lead consultant on international flood mitigation and risk assessment projects, and our flood forecasting solutions. He has over 20 years’ technical experience in flood risk management, and in particular, in forecasting and emergency response.

Having started his career as a hydrologist on hydropower schemes in Africa and Asia, he went on to work for the UK Environment Agency, developing their early telemetry, flood modelling and flood forecasting capability, and collaborating with the UK Met Office to improve the use of weather radar in flood prediction. He has worked on a range of policy, engineering and strategic flood risk management projects, and developed flash flooding warning systems for UK cities.
———-

Back to Top