Director of Marine Development, MMO

Stephen Brooker


Steve Brooker joined the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) as Head, Marine Planning in 2010, and in March 2013 he became Director of Marine Development. Since 1 March 2016, Steve has reduced his working contract and now works for the MMO three days per week in the role of Chief Planning Officer.

Steve has over 30 years experience in environmental and sustainability management. Before working at MMO, he worked at the Environment Agency, the North East Regional Assembly, and One North East, covering areas such as environmental policy and regulation, communications management, and regional sustainability and climate change policy.

Director of Marine Development, MMO

The Director of Marine Development is accountable for the teams handling marine licensing and marine planning. The director must help MMO develop marine plans and make decisions based on them.

Previous roles in government

  1. Director of Operations, MMO

    • 2014 to 2015
  2. Director of Marine Development, MMO

    • 2013 to 2014