Alan Lovell appointed as Environment Agency Chair

Alan Lovell

Environment Secretary George Eustice has confirmed Alan Lovell DL as the new Chair of the Environment Agency.

The appointment follows the EFRA and EAC committees’ joint report into Lovell’s suitability for the role, published on July 8th, and a public hearing with the committees held on 5 July. Lovell’s selection followed a process conducted in accordance with the Ministerial Governance Code on Public Appointments.

It will be a privilege to join them and to try to make a difference.

Lovell will take up the post on 26 September 2022 with Emma Howard Boyd’s CBE second term as Environment Agency Chair ending in September 2022.

Lovell is currently Chairman of the Interserve Group Ltd and is Senior Independent Director of SIG plc and Chair of Safestyle UK plc. His executive career included time as a Chief Executive of six companies, including Infinis, Jarvis, Costain and Dunlop Slazenger.

Environment Secretary George Eustice said: “Alan will bring a wide range of experience, enthusiasm and leadership to the role and I am delighted he will be the next Chair of the Environment Agency.

“His knowledge and experience will be a real asset as we work together to improve and enhance the natural environment.”

Commenting on his appointment, Alan Lovell said: “It is a great honour to be appointed Chair of the Environment Agency.

“This is a vital organisation, full of excellent committed people striving to do their best for the nation’s flood defences, for the environment as a whole, and in the battle against climate change. It will be a privilege to join them and to try to make a difference.”

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