The GoBe Team Continues Growth

Since 2009 GoBe have built a highly respected environmental planning business comprising a team of strategic advisors, project managers, consent experts and technical specialists.  As our business has grown year on year, we have been able to take on increasingly large contracts and retain a greater level ownership across all elements of technical work within those contracts, thereby ensuring effective management of project programmes and budgets. 

This latest recruitment round is really exciting for GoBe, as we have brought in a number of leading industry experts in their field who will help to expand our technical expertise further, as well as increasing the capacity of our project management, ornithological and EIA practitioner teams.  We look forward to seeing these individuals thrive, working on both our wide portfolio of existing contracts and exciting future projects.

 Dr Claire Hinton

Claire joins GoBe with over 18 years’ experience in marine consultancy for sectors including offshore wind, oil and gas, and marine aggregates. Since starting her career as a numerical modeller at ABPmer, Claire has since developed her physical processes and EIA capabilities for a wide range of projects, including those for developers and regulators alike. She also brings with her experience from working within the Senior Management Team at BMT Group. As GoBe’s new technical lead for marine processes, Claire said, “I’m looking forward to supporting and developing the team, further enhancing the company’s in-house technical capabilities. I am really excited to be joining a consultancy with such a renowned reputation, not only to their clients for the high-quality offer and depth of expertise, but also to their staff for their supporting and flexible approach”.


Julia Bolton

Julia is a Principal Consultant with over 11 years’ experience within the offshore wind and Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) within the UK. With a background in environmental and project management, Julia worked as a Project Manager at Scottish Power Renewables, managing key NSIPs where Julia gained a detailed understanding of the development, examination, consenting and post-consent compliance aspects of offshore wind projects. On joining GoBe Consultants, Julia said “I’m looking forward to expanding my knowledge and gaining further experience spanning project life cycles”.

Carleen Collier

Carleen joins GoBe as a Principal Consultant after 10 years in Australia where she worked as Associate Director and Lead of the Environmental Planning and Approvals Team at AECOM. With a technical background in Environmental Impact Assessment and Project Management spanning 15 years, Carleen has extensive experience on major infrastructure projects around the world and is an accomplished leader of technical teams. As a new member of GoBe, Carleen said, “I have worked on the planning approvals for some of Australia’s largest onshore wind farms so when the time came for me to relocate to the UK I was really excited by the opportunity to work for GoBe due to their extensive experience in offshore wind and their established relationships with energy clients. I’m really looking forward to getting involved in some of the fantastic projects GoBe work on, which will support the UK’s impressive renewable energy targets”.


Laura Goodhead

Laura recently graduated with an MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation from the University of Exeter. Having undertaken a six-month internship with GoBe Consultants Ltd during her masters’ degree, she has joined the ornithology team at GoBe as a graduate consultant. With a particular interest in marine ornithology, she will be providing support on technical workstreams on a range of projects. Laura said, “After a successful internship learning what a career in marine consultancy looks like, I am delighted to be working as part of the same team on projects within the renewable energy sector”.


Ben Jones

Ben Jones joins GoBe as a recent graduate of marine biology and oceanography, providing support across a number of our technical workstreams. With a background in bioacoustics and marine mammals, Ben is particularly interested in anthropogenic noise sources, including the offshore wind industry, and how these interact with cetacean wildlife. On joining the GoBe team, Ben said, “During my time at university, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in ensuring renewable energy projects are constructed and operated in an environmentally sensitive way. When I found GoBe and learned more about the work they did, I was determined to get involved and contribute towards a sustainable future”.


Jessica George

Jessica is a recent MSc. graduate from the University of Liverpool, where she delivered a thesis in creating methods to monitor seabirds using image-capture technology, including time-lapse cameras and UAVs. Jessica joins the rapidly expanding GoBe ornithology team and will work alongside our other experts in delivering a wide range of projects across all phases of development, from site identification through consenting, derogation (where relevant) and through to post-consent compliance. Jessica added “I have always had a strong interest in the marine environment and sustainability. Having the opportunity to pursue my passion with GoBe through working on renewable energy projects whilst reducing ecological impacts is really exciting, and I cannot wait to begin contributing to these projects.”.