Steve Brooker joined the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) as Head of 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. In this role Steve is responsible for ensuring that Marine Plans for England are prepared for Government and that a marine planning system is implemented as a part of the MMO role in Marine Management.
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.