Environmental professionals recognised in new years' honours

5th January 2015

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Clare Wharmby

Flood protection work has been recognised in the new years' honours list, with five employees of the Environment Agency among those receiving awards.

Stephen Stamp, an operations team leader at the Environment Agency from Somerset, Raymond Foster, an asset performance team leader at the agency from Kent, and Anthony Perry, flood and coastal risk manager from Gloucestershire, received British Empire Medals (BEM) for services to the environment and flood risk management.

Barry Russell, flood risk management specialist at the agency, was awarded an MBE for his work in this area, while Donald Collins, operations field team leader at the agency, was awarded a BEM for services to the community in Worcestershire.

Sonia Phippard, director of water and flood risk management at Defra, received a CBE for services to the environment and flood risk management. Heather Shepherd, community and flood recovery support manager for the National Flood Forum in Shropshire, received an MBE for services to the community, particularly those at risk of flooding.

OBEs went to professor Paul Ekins, director and professor of resources and environment policy at UCL’s institute for sustainable resources, for services to environmental policy; Peter Madden, formerly chief executive at Forum for the Future, for services to environmental protection and sustainable development; and Fiona Davis, former director at Natural Resources Wales, for public service.

Professor Timothy Palmer, professor in climate physics at the University of Oxford, received a CBE for services to science, while Dr Elizabeth Edwards, a research scientist at the John Innes Centre and volunteer at the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, was awarded an MBE for services to the environment and the public understanding of science.

The full honours list can be found here.


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