Martin Bigg, FIEMA, CEnv

Professor of Environmental Technology Innovation - University of the West of England, Bristol


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Teach and research on Environmental Technology and sustainability with particular reference to waste (circular economy) and energy management, and the use of environmental management systems and regulation.

Director of the Environmental Technologies iNet

Lead £2.4m European joint programme with other universities and partners to support enterprising businesses develop innovative environmental technologies in the construction, transport, waste and energy industries.

Develop strategy for the largest UK environmental professional body, providing environmental practitioners with the knowledge, skills and tools to ensure sound environmental performance delivers real business benefit. IEMA has over 15,000 individual and corporate members based in 83 countries in the public, private and non-governmental sectors.

Director and Chair of Evaluation Group, Bristol Green Capital Partnership

Chair of the Bristol Green Capital Partnership from November 2011 to December 2013 and part of the team and wider community which secured and delivered the title of European Green Capital 2015 for the City of Bristol. Committed to achieving a successful Bristol Green Capital 2015 and the benefits and changes for many years after. The Partnership is a network of over 750 business, community groups, universities and other organisations committed to making Bristol a low carbon sustainable city with a high quality of life for all.

Project Lead, World Bank Programme

Worked with governments, local authorities and communities in the Middle East and Central Asia on environmental issues and regulation.

Previously Head of Industry and Waste Regulation, Environment Agency, England and Wales

Provided vision, policies, national business leadership, strategic direction and delivered regulation of the manufacturing, energy and waste industries in England and Wales. Worked with UK and EU governments to develop policies and guidance for the EU Industrial Emissions Directive and Environmental Permitting. Responsible for the direction and competency of 500 staff and £75m budget, targets and performance.