Meet the team
Founded at Oxford University in 2018, natcap’s team is drawn from a diverse range of industries and specialisms: academia, technology, consulting and more.
We are mission-driven, and committed to using the best available scientific expertise and standards to address our most pressing environmental and social challenges.
Professor Baroness Kathy Willis
Co-Founder & Non-Executive Director
Kathy is Professor of Biodiversity in the department of Biology, University of Oxford. Her previous roles include Director of Science at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and a member of the UK Government’s Natural Capital Committee. She was also a Lead Author for the UN’s Global Assessment report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
Professor Wouter Buytaert
Scientific Advisor (Hydrology)
Wouter is Professor in Hydrology and Water Resources at Imperial College London. His research focuses on global development challenges at the interface between hydrological process understanding, water management, and sustainable development. He works extensively with policymakers and end-users, including international organisations such as UNESCO, national and regional governments, as well as NGOs and local communities.
Professor Marc Macias Fauria
Scientific Advisor (Biodiversity)
Marc is a Professor of Biogeosciences at the University of Oxford. His research employs ecological records and modelling to understand ecological and biogeographic processes as they are constrained by the physical environment, with a strong emphasis on spatial, process-oriented approaches. He has worked extensively in the Arctic region on a range of environmental research topics, from local to regional.
Judith Batchelar OBE
Strategic Advisory (Food & Beverage)
Judith has spent over 35 years in the food and drink industry, amassing a wealth of expertise, most recently as the Director of Sainsbury’s Brand and Food Matters. She is a Biochemist, nutritionist, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology, and the Royal Society of Arts and Manufacturers. She was awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to Farming and the Food Industry, and is a Commissioner on the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission.