As a non-departmental public body we are governed by our board and team of directors.
The Environment Agency is a non-departmental public body (NDPB). The board is directly responsible to government ministers for all aspects of our organisation and performance. We are accountable to Parliament through ministers.
Our board has 9 non executive members:
- Emma Howard Boyd (Acting Chairman)
- Richard Macdonald (Acting Deputy Chairman)
- Peter Ainsworth
- Karen Burrows
- Clive Elphick
- John Varley
- Lynne Frostick
- Gill Weeks
- Maria Adebowale-Schwarte
All are appointed by the Secretary for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The board meets 4 times a year and delegates day-to-day management to the Chief Executive (Sir James Bevan) and staff.
We have a team of 5 Executive Directors. They oversee, co-ordinate and put into effect national policies.
Upcoming board meetings
Please note, you must register your interest in advance of the meeting. If you would like to attend, please email BoardDO@environment-agency.gov.uk.
- 18 October 2016
- 7 February 2017
- 23 May 2017
- 18 July 2017
- 24 October 2017
2016 board meetings
2015 board meetings
2014 board meetings
2013 board meetings
For details of previous board meetings visit the National Archives.