Net-Zero Roundtable with Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive, Environment Agency
Please note, this is a private event, by invitation only, and is intended specifically for C-Suite individuals with responsibility for net-zero in their organisations. The invitees are carefully selected in line with The Whitehall and Industry Group’s charitable purpose, representing organisations from a variety of sectors, to bring a range of views and perspectives. If you or a colleague would like to be considered for future roundtables in this series, then please feel free to email us on [email protected]
In this roundtable discussion, leaders from across the sectors will come together to discuss the major challenges to achieving net-zero emissions, and the opportunities that a net-zero carbon economy will bring. James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, will open the session, before an open conversation involving all.
Sir James Bevan
Chief ExecutiveEnvironment Agency
Sir James Bevan joined the Environment Agency (EA) as Chief Executive in late November 2015. As Chief Executive, he is the leader of the EA and is responsible for the day to day management of the organisation. Sir James has had a long career in government. His previous roles include: UK High Commissioner to India; Chief Operating Officer, UK Foreign Office; and Visiting Fellow, Center for International Affairs, Harvard. He has also held a number of senior posts in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office including posts in Washington, Paris and Brussels. Sir James has a BA Honours in Social Anthropology from the University of Sussex. He was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in 2006 and was awarded a Knighthood in 2012. Sir James was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Sussex University in 2012.