Our Team


Our Team

Daniel Cook

Daniel Cook, Team Lead of Ambiental Environmental Assessment and Associate Director of RHDHV

Daniel Cook is Manager of the Environmental Assessment Department at Ambiental. His work involves multi-source flood risk assessments which utilise flood modelling and third party data (e.g. fluvial, tidal, surface water), to better understand and support development across the UK. His principal areas of technical expertise are Flood Risk Assessments, Drainage Strategies adhering to UK legislation (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland), policy and standards to ensure developments are appropriate in construction and purpose.

He has been awarded over 1,000 projects which range from minor to major developments throughout the United Kingdom, including EIA, ES Chapters, and some international consultancy on major projects. He has also been involved in a further 2,500 projects for technical report writing and project management. As a result, his exposure to so many projects has allowed him to accumulate a wide knowledge in the application of Policy and individual Planning Legislation (NPPF/TAN15/SPP/PPS15) and how it influences the decisions made in the planning process to promote sustainable developments.
Steven Brown

Steven Brown, Associate

Steven is a CIWEM Chartered Water and Environmental Manager, an Associate Member of the ICE, a Member of the British Hydrological Society, and IChemE. He supports the with the technical and legal compliance of Flood Risk Assessments and related studies.  He has over 15 years experience in flood risk management, with a background delivering Flood Risk Assessment, Surface Water Drainage Strategies, Numerical Flood Models, to support a wide range of development sizes and types both within the UK and internationally.

Project experience includes, hydro-carbon storage and transmission infrastructure, shopping centre regeneration, large scale housing developments, and small scale private development projects. He has supported Local Planning Authorities and Lead Local Flood Authorities by providing expert technical advice at the Local Plan stage and as part of their day to day operations.

Mark Naumann

Mark Naumann, Principal Engineer

Mark is an ICE Chartered Civil Engineer and leads on drainage and engineering design projects as well as providing input on Flood Risk Assessments (FRA), SuDS Drainage Strategies and Contaminated Land Desk Studies.

He has over 20 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 Feasibility and 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, tender and construction stages.