Tom Tew is Chief Executive of the Environment Bank, a company trying to improve environmental accounting (and accountability) in the current UK planning system leading, hopefully, to a better understanding of the scale of current habitat loss and some major habitat creation projects in return. For his sins, Tom spent over 20 years in the public sector as a nature conservationist, leading teams and programmes at local, regional, national and international scales. His previous roles include Head of the UK CITES Scientific Authority at the JNCC, Area, Regional and National Director at English Nature and Chief Scientist at Natural England. He was a member of Sir John Lawton’s Making Space for Nature panel. As well as the Environment Bank, Tom is the Chairman of the Vincent Wildlife Trust – a mammal conservation charity focusing on horseshoe bats and pine martens, and is a Trustee and Board Member of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the HLF West Midlands Committee.