Howard Boyd handed second term as Environment Agency chair
Emma Howard Boyd has been reappointed as chair of the Environment Agency.
Howard Boyd, who also sits on the Defra board, was appointed to the board of the Environment Agency in 2009 and became deputy chair in 2015, replacing Sir Philip Dilley the following year.
In confirming the reappointment, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove said: "I am grateful for Emma’s strong leadership and achievements over her first term. She has played a crucial part in the Environment Agency’s vital work safeguarding our environment.
"I look forward to her continuing to enable delivery of our 25 Year Environment Plan which will leave the environment in a better state for future generations."
Howard Boyd said: "It’s an honour to be reappointed as chair of the Environment Agency. This is a dynamic and challenging period for the environment as we seek to maximise the opportunities presented by the 25 Year Environment Plan and EU Exit and develop even stronger environmental protections for the future.
"Last year the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change called for urgent global action to limit temperature rises. The next three years will be critical for all of us to ensure that the country is more resilient to extreme weather, minimising carbon emissions and protecting and enhancing the environment.
"I’m looking forward to working with all our partners to achieve the best we can. And I am proud to head an organisation which has such fantastic, professional and committed staff."
- Summer bathing water testing begins in England The Environment Agency has resumed seasonal water quality testing at more than 400 popular swimming spots. Read More >
- Brick manufacturer fined £33K for brook pollution A Staffordshire firm has been fined £27,000 and ordered to pay more than £6,500 in costs after admitting polluting a brook... Read More >
- Environment Agency makes executive director appointments The Environment Agency has confirmed the appointment of two new senior directors. Read More >
- Data Protection and Brexit - Is your organisation prepared? Guidance to help businesses and charities continue to comply with data protection law after the UK leaves the EU Read More >
- Ofwat's assessments keep water companies in check The regulator's initial assessment of water companies' business plans reveals that a tight financial settlement is on the... Read More >
- Opinion: How will the UK protect the environment after Brexit? The Draft Environment (Principles & Governance) Bill leaves several unanswered questions about the enforcement of the... Read More >
- Ofwat's PR19 assessments: How the industry reacted After Ofwat published its initial assessments of water companies' business plans for 2020-25, we look at the responses... Read More >
- Preparing for better phosphorus removal in AMP7 In order to meet the more stringent phosphorus removal requirements expected in 2020- 25, wastewater utilities will need to... Read More >