Phil Roxby – Director

Phil joined INCA in 2019 from Darlington Council where he worked as their ecologist for 16 years and before that, various environmental charities. As Darlington ecologist he was responsible for ensuring that biodiversity was incorporated successfully for both the planning and projects teams. This often resulted in creative outcomes; such as the innovative use of water for ecology in urban business parks, to new nature reserves alongside new road schemes with species rich grasslands. He enjoys finding innovative solutions for wildlife and people to co-exist successfully together within interesting, well designed environments. Phil is licenced for working with both Great Crested Newts and Bats, with a particular interest in birds and butterflies. He is passionate about photography, rock climbing and motor racing.

Ian Bond – Ecologist

Ian has worked in an ecological role in the Tees Valley for approaching 25 years, having worked as an ecologist for Hartlepool Council and in Stockton Council’s countryside team, prior to joining INCA in 2015.  Ian is a Chartered Environmentalist and was secretary of the North East section of the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management (CIEEM) for several years.  In 2016 he was the recipient of CIEEM’s Members’ Award.

He has a wide range of interests in natural history but particularly in mammals. He was the editor of the book, “Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians of the North East” and has been a licensed bat worker for over 20 years.  When not thinking about wildlife he aspires to be an ageing, amateur athlete and occasional nature writer.

Mark Morris – Ecologist

Mark is an experienced ecologist having worked in the water industry for 19 years on a range of sites throughout the North East, he joined INCA in 2022 bringing with him a wide range of ecological survey skills, knowledge of invasive species management and experience of habitat creation and management. He is a Chartered Environmentalist and member of CIEEM and is looking forward to working with the wide range of industry found on Teesside which INCA is involved with. He is also hoping to continue his journey as an Ecologist, further developing field skills and knowledge with the wider team. Outside of work, Mark enjoys time with family, walking and trying to better his parkrun time every Saturday morning!

Dr Robert Woods – Ecologist

team-robert-woodsRobert began his role at INCA in August 2007, having pursued a career in the chemical industry, initially as a Research and Development Chemist, but then in manufacturing, change management and training, much of this on Teesside.

His wealth of knowledge about and experience of manufacturing is supplemented by his passion for wildlife. Keen to work in conservation, he sought a career change and for a number of years he studied Environmental Conservation part-time at Oxford University, which led to his qualification as an Ecologist in 2007. His knowledge, experience and skill-base all fit well with the niche that INCA fills.

He has a life long interest in Entomology, especially Lepidoptera.

Tracy Smith

Tracy SmithTracy joined the INCA team as an Administrator in 2009, looking after the Accounts, Payroll and Office Administration. Having previously worked in Engineering Sales for various Bearing & Roller Chain Companies whilst living in South Africa, and working in Administration since 1999, INCA was a new and exciting challenge.  Going forward, Tracy is looking forward to being involved in some of the fieldwork which INCA carries out and is interested in learning more about INCA’s role within its niche.

Tracy enjoys the outdoors, whether it is walking Roseberry Topping or a stroll on the beach. She is also a keen gardener, enjoys cooking, reading, crosswords and knitting.