Policy and Practice Committee holds first meeting

27th January 2022


The inaugural meeting of IEMA’s Policy and Practice Committee (PPC) took place in January. The PPC was created following a 2021 review of IEMA’s governance structures pertaining to policy and practice activity.

The review (bit.ly/PolicyPracticeRev) concluded that a PPC should be established to provide long-term and strategic oversight across all IEMA policy and practice activity. It will meet four times a year.

The committee will enable IEMA’s thematic member steering groups – Climate Change and Energy, Impact Assessment, Global Environmental and Social Assessment, and Circular Economy – to deliver their respective activities in a more effective and joined-up way.

In addition, and as set out in the governance review, the PPC will:

  • Identify major projects for relevant member steering groups to deliver
  • Advise on expert stakeholders for any task and finish groups required for policy and practice work
  • Appraise the impact of policy and practice outputs, and suggest process improvements
  • Regularly consult and survey IEMA’s membership to gauge views on policy and practice priorities.

The members of the Policy and Practice Committee are as follows:

  • Louise Nicholls, managing director at Suseco.org (interim chair)
  • Conor Savage, climate reporting manager at Natwest
  • Andy Whyle, sustainability consultant at S-AW
  • Adrian Barnes, senior manager at Green Investment Group
  • Stefan Boss, director of environmental planning at Stantec
  • Bret Willers, head of climate change and sustainability at Coventry City Council
  • Andrew Smith, research environment and sustainability lead at Crown Commercial Service
  • Cathie Mackay, vice president of environment health and safety services and third-party oversight at GSK
  • Marie Fox, evidence adviser at the Environment Agency
  • Laura Bartle, net zero policy and strategy manager at the National Grid
  • Dr Eric Twum, chief executive officer at Institute of Green Growth Solutions

For more information regarding the PPC and its activities, contact [email protected]

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