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Derek Thorpe

Committee Member

I am an Environmental Advisor working in the civil engineering/construction sector.

My primary function is to provide organisational assurance through Environmental site audits. Ensuring not only legislative compliance but driving Environmental and Sustainability best practice, not only in the Environment Agencies construction supply chain but the wider construction industry through innovation and collaboration.

I chair an Environmental managers forum bringing together supply chain partners and internal stakeholders, with the aim of sharing best practice, learning from incidents, keeping updated on legislative changes and innovation. I am involved in periodic reviews of our construction standards, having recently introduced new standards for our construction partners and design consultants on topics such as environmental awareness training, management of invasive non-native species and biosecurity.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time outdoors walking, cycling and camping, but by far my favourite activity is just being in the natural environment with my son.

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