Born and brought up in the Peak District, I moved to Devon when I joined the National Rivers Authority in 1995, which became part of the Environment Agency when it formed in 1996. I’m a Chartered Civil Engineer by background and have spent most of my career managing construction projects for the Environment Agency. These have ranged from flood defence projects, flow gauging stations and fish pass projects through to habitat creation projects. I have always had an interest in balancing technical and environmental priorities with the needs of local people, aiming to deliver projects that work for their communities.
For the past five years I have been the Environment Agency’s project manager for the Lower Otter Restoration Project. I am excited to be moving to the Project Executive role for PACCo whilst retaining project management of the detailed design for LORP.Project Location: Lower Otter Restoration Project, England