Chief Executive and Accounting Officer

Lisa Pinney MBE


Lisa has been Chief Executive at the Coal Authority since June 2018.

Before then Lisa spent 20 years at the Environment Agency, latterly as Director of the West Midlands Area.

Lisa is a Chartered Waste Manager and Chartered Environmentalist.  She has a degree in Environmental Science, MA in Environmental and Social Policy and an MSC in Environmental Decision Making. 

Lisa is passionate about diversity and inclusion and was awarded an MBE for her work in 2014.

She is chair of the Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust, a board member of the Association of Chief Executives and an advisory board member of the Ausurus Group (European Metal Recycling Ltd).

Chief Executive and Accounting Officer

The Chief Executive and Accounting Officer is responsible for how the authority spends public and departmental money, and for providing accurate accounts.

Coal Authority