The Wild Business team

Wild Business was co-founded in 2012, by Chris Sandom and Joe W. Bull.  It is the product of over 30 years of experience working in the environmental sector – as scientists, fieldworkers, and consultants.

Wild Business remains keen to collaborate with those who share our vision of business supporting widespread nature conservation and restoration. This includes bringing in early career researchers and consultants on a project-by-project basis, to train with us while gaining paid technical experience. To date, numerous fantastic collaborators have worked with us in this capacity.


Dr Joseph W. Bull | Director, Co-founder, Technical lead (Biodiversity Offsets, No Net Loss / Net Gain, Natural Capital)

Joe is currently a faculty member at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, and holds a visiting researcher position at the University of Oxford.

With a background in Physics (BSc) and Environmental Technology (MSc) in addition to his PhD from Imperial College London, Joe draws upon the natural sciences to find practical solutions to technical problems. He has worked all over the world and in a range of remote and challenging field environments, including on projects in Uzbekistan, Nepal, Peru and Malaysia.

For further information, find Joe on Google Scholar, LinkedIn, and his personal website


Dr Christopher J. Sandom | Director, Co-founder, Technical lead (Ecological Restoration, Rewilding)

Chris is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex.

Chris studied the theory and practice of environmental biology and geography at St Andrews University. At the Alladale site in the Scottish Highlands, he carried out extensive fieldwork for his PhD with WildCRU of the University of Oxford. Following that, Chris produced a series of influential global analyses as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

Find more information about Chris on Google Scholar, LinkedIn, and at the Sandom Lab website.