Alex Galloway, former head of energy and environmental awareness at the environment department, has been named the new chief executive of The Society for the Environment (SocEnv)
An Honorary Fellow of SocEnv, Galloway worked as a civil servant at the Cabinet Office and the former Department of the Environment, before taking up the role of clerk to the Privvy Council in 1998.
In his Privvy Council role, Galloway oversaw the creation of CEnv status in 2004, playing an important role in SocEnv receiving its Royal Charter.
Since his retirement in 2006, Galloway has held membership of a number of boards and committees focused on professional regulation, including the Architects Registration Board and the Professional Regulation Committee of the Actuarial Profession.
Professor Ray Clark, chair of SocEnv, said: “I am delighted we have appointed such an accomplished leader with an impressive record across several spheres.
“Alex has significant experience and contacts gained within the civil service and from senior appointments within professional bodies. I am sure that he will make an outstanding contribution as SocEnv enters a new and exciting phase.”
Galloway said: “I am proud to have been given the opportunity to lead this renowned and respected professional organisation.
“As an Honorary Fellow, and with experience in this sector, I have an abiding respect for the work of the SocEnv. It is pivotal to the successful delivery of good environmental practice and professionalism that SocEnv’s members should be regulated and supported by a strong, national body.”