chief executive officer,
I have recently been appointed as the CEO at Coal Authority having previously spent 21 years at the Environment Agency, most recently as Area Director West Midlands.
I was responsible for leading the West Midlands Area of the Environment Agency, leading area staff, ensuring the corporate business plan is delivered at local level, leading and directing the Environment Agency’s response to incidents and emergencies in the area and working with national teams to create a consistent approach across the organisation.
I was at the Environment Agency for nearly 21 years and undertook a variety of roles including fisheries, waste and water regulation, communications and government liaison.
I am a Chartered Waste Manager and Chartered Environmentalist. I have a degree in Environmental Science, MA in Environmental and Social Policy and an MSC in Environmental Decision Making. I was a Board Trustee at Stonewall UK until January 2018 and made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in 2014.