The Environment Agency (EA) has announced that Harvey Bradshaw will be its new executive director for environment and business, which covers waste management.
Separately, John Curtin becomes the EA’s executive director for flood and coastal risk management.
Bradshaw was previously director of regulated industry while Curtin was director of incident management. Both had been doing their new roles on an interim basis.
Bradshaw replaces Ed Mitchell, who had been in the role since June 2010. Mitchell reportedly left his role last year after being overlooked by environment secretary Liz Truss in appointing the agency’s chief executive.
EA chief executive Sir James Bevan, who took up the role in November, said the appointments followed “a competitive assessment process from an exceptional field”.
“They bring a wealth of expertise and experience to the roles,” he added.
Bradshaw said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to help lead the EA at this time. I look forward to working with James, the executive team and wider Defra group to deliver for people and the environment.”
Curtin said: “It’s a real privilege to secure this role at such an important time. The events of last winter once again demonstrated the challenges England faces from flooding, and I hope to play an important part in facing those challenges.’’
- Picture shows L-R: Curtin, Bevan, Bradshaw