Soil Surveys, Environmental Assessment & Land Management

Our Team

Malcolm Reeve

Malcolm Reeve is founder and senior director of LRA. An Earth Sciences graduate of the University of Bristol, Malcolm is a chartered soil scientist and chartered water and environmental manager with over 40 years professional experience, more than 25 of those with Land Research Associates. He liaises with clients, quality controls the company’s outputs and leads major projects.

Mike Palmer

Mike joined LRA from the University of Newcastle where he gained a PhD and also undertook consultancy commissions. He is an experienced soil scientist, leading many of the company’s projects and is closely involved with the production of soil management plans for development projects and assessment of soil suitability for habitat creation.

Laura Thomas

Laura joined the company with an MSc in Soils and Sustainability from the University of Edinburgh. Laura primary responsibilities include undertaking soil and agricultural land classification surveys, risk assessments for recycling wastes to land and desk studies.

Frank Heaven

Frank is a soil science graduate of the University of Newcastle. He has over 40 years experience in soil surveying, land classification and soil science research, 20 years of that as a senior consultant with LRA.

Amy Broster

Amy is a biology graduate of the University of Birmingham and a former secondary school science teacher. She now heads up the company’s administration.