IEMA reshuffles to deliver Vision 2020

7th August 2014


The Institute's head office has undergone some essential changes, all of which aim to provide a greater focus on the membership and drive IEMA's aspirations and ambitions.

The restructuring has created several distinct functions, each driving the four central objectives of Vision 2020. New roles have been created out of existing positions and staff recruited to ensure the Institute can deliver the vision – though overall headcount is broadly the same.

The four teams – which operate under chief executive Tim Balcon, and are led by Martin Baxter, Lynda Millar, Bea Walshaw and Claire Kirk – are:

  • IEMA Sustainability Training Solutions – established to enable IEMA to lead and drive the development and uptake of environment and sustainability skills.

  • Professional standards – responsibility for setting, establishing and promoting globally recognised environment and sustainability standards, and transformational sustainability practice.

  • Policy and engagement – leading on events, projects and programmes to engage, empower and connect members and partners to lead and deliver improved environment performance and sustainability.

  • Operations and performance – supports the business across a broad range of key areas, including member support, finance, IT and HR in order to ensure that IEMA is efficient and effective in its delivery.

“Vision 2020 is all about changing IEMA to create a forward-looking, ambitious professional body recognised around the world for the knowledge and expertise of its members. These changes are aligned to making this a reality,” says Balcon.

“The strategy, the objectives, our business priorities, engaging the members, empowering our volunteers and maximising the skills of our staff are all as important as each other in the success of the vision. I know that what we’ve done in terms of repositioning our staff will be one of the key drivers in our future success.”

The four functions are now operational. As a result, IEMA members will continue to see opportunities and programmes of engagement, networking, learning, development and training emerge. To find out more about Vision 2020, IEMA’s structure, its directorates and its team click here.


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