Environment Agency Appoints New Executive Directors


Left to right: John Curtin, James Bevan and Harvey Bradshaw

The Environment Agency has announced that John Curtin is the new Executive Director for Flood & Coastal Risk Management and Harvey Bradshaw is the new Executive Director for Environment & Business.

John Curtin and Harvey Bradshaw had been doing the roles on an interim basis. John Curtin was previously the Environment Agency’s Director of Incident Management and Harvey Bradshaw was previously the Director of Regulated Industry.

Sir James Bevan, Environment Agency Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted to announce, following a competitive assessment process from an exceptional field, the appointments of John Curtin and Harvey Bradshaw to the Executive Directors’ Team. They bring a wealth of expertise and experience to the roles.”

John Curtin, Executive Director of Flood & Coastal Risk Management, said: ‘’It’s a real privilege to secure this role at such‎ an important time. The events of last winter once again demonstrated the challenges England faces from flooding and I hope to play an important part in facing those challenges.’’

Harvey Bradshaw, Executive Director for Environment & Business, said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to help lead the Environment Agency at this time. I look forward to working with James, the executive team and wider Defra group to deliver for people and the environment.”


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  1. The position is very important one, I’m expecting a great deal from the new executive director. We all can agree the previously appointed person was doing so much for the environment. The agency has a lot to expect from the new guys this year.

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