Carla Whitaker, Head of Project Governance and Assurance, and Communications Lead for Promoting Adaptation to Changing Coasts initiative PACCo), Clinton Devon Estates

I joined Clinton Devon Estates in 2010 after graduating from University with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology.

In 2017 I completed the Association of Project Management Qualification (APMQ) and am now the Head of Project Governance and Assurance for the Estate. I have developed and implemented a project framework for the Estate that aligns with APM methodology as well as being compatible with partner organisations. I have also achieved Green Belt Lean Six Sigma, and am currently studying for an MBA with the Open University.

In 2020 I joined the Promoting Adaption to Changing Coasts (PACCo) Partnership as the Communications Lead.

Outside of work I also love all things 1940s vintage, good home baking and dressmaking. Prior to my degree I attended the Oxford School of Drama and I occasionally contribute to amateur dramatic societies and choirs. In more recent years, theatre has taken a back seat whilst I welcomed my young family into the world.

Project Location: Lower Otter Restoration Project, England