Deputy Chair, CoRWM

Professor Campbell Gemmell


Campbell Gemmell is current CoRWM Deputy Chair.

Campbell is a Partner in Canopus Scotland Consulting, working largely on environment policy and regulation issues in the EU, Australasia and China.

Campbell chaired the review of Scotland’s Air Quality Strategy for Scottish Government November 2018-June 2019, which reported in August. He produced the recent report on post-Brexit environmental governance options for Scottish Environment LINK, where he is an Honorary Fellow and has also been working on the development of an Environment Rights Centre for Scotland. Campbell has been a consultant with the World Bank Group and expert advisor on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s regulatory reform programme. He is Visiting Professor at Strathclyde University Law School, Honorary Professor of Environment Research, Policy, Regulation and Governance in the University of Glasgow and Adjunct Professor in the Future Industries Institute at UniSA, Adelaide.

Professor Gemmell is former Chief Executive Officer of the South Australian EPA (2012-14) and was CEO of SEPA (2003-12), with, in Scotland, responsibility for environmental regulation of the civil nuclear programme and relevant wastes from Scottish sites. He was closely involved in assessing and tackling the Dounreay particles legacy and related issues in other locations in Scotland. He was a member and Chair of the Dounreay Particles Advisory Group 2001-11. Campbell also chaired the South Australian State Radiation Protection Committee 2012-14.

Campbell has a Ph.D in glaciology and is also a certificated mediator.

Current term of office ends: November 2020

Deputy Chair, CoRWM

The Deputy Chair provides advice and deputises for the Chair when necessary.

Committee on Radioactive Waste Management

Previous roles in government

  1. Interim Chair, CoRWM
  2. Member, CoRWM