Judging will comprise a two-stage process: individual marking followed by panel discussion and deliberation on a judging day. In the individual categories, shortlisted entrants will be invited to an interview on the judging day. If entering the individual awards, please keep 2 July 2019 free in your diary should you be successful in reaching the shortlist.
Chaired by Professor Paul Leinster CBE FIEMA CEnv, the IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards judging panel features more than a dozen of the Environment & Sustainability profession’s leading authorities.
Senior Environmental Advisor
I am the Senior Environmental Advisor for Cementation, a Foundations and Pilling Contractor. My previous background is in specialist waste management. I am also the Chair of IEMA Futures.
Chief Policy Advisor
Martin works in the UK and internationally to support the transition to a low carbon, resource efficient and sustainable economy. Martin leads IEMA’s policy and external engagement activity with government and business. He has national and international experience in developing and negotiating global and European standards, and developing capacity for effective and widespread implementation. Martin is head of the UK delegation to the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) on environmental management and chairs the EMS committee. He is also a Board member of IEMA and SocEnv.
The Bee centre
Simon holds an active and pioneering role in the sustainability profession with over 30 years’ experience as an environmental practitioner, consultant and trainer. He is a Fellow, and former Chairman, of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment; the UK's leading body for sustainability professionals. He is also a Chartered Environmentalist and Chartered Wastes Manager. Simon's academic background is in applied biology and applied chemistry, where he specialised in ecology. During his career in environmental management and sustainability he has worked across a wide range of industry sectors, in both the UK and abroad. Simon’s passion is helping others to develop their careers and maximise their potential. He is currently 'Head Drone' at The Bee Centre, where he now enjoys making a direct, positive environmental impact rather than helping organisations feel a little bit better about doing slightly less badly.
Director of Water, Land and Biodiversity
Pete is a senior leader in the Environment Agency, with particular responsibility for strategy for water quality, resources, environmental planning, fisheries, farming and biodiversity. Working in environmental management and regulation for over 30 years, Pete has extensive experience of balancing the challenges of delivering economic and social goals within the needs for environmental protection and improvement. Driving improvement and innovation has always been a passion, along with engaging in debate about how we can clean up past mistakes and pass on a better environment to our children.
Business Director - Environment
Capita Real Estate & Infrastructure
Peter is a Chartered Environmentalist with nearly 30 years in environmental consultancy, specialising in EIA, sustainability and environmental planning. With extensive UK and international experience he has developed a pragmatic approach to resolving the competing demands of development and environmental protection. He has worked on high profile infrastructure projects including HS2 and Crossrail 2, as well as numerous complex projects across many different sectors, often leading large multi-disciplinary teams. A strong advocate of proportionate EIA and improving the quality of Environmental Statements (and related documents), Peter is Chair of IEMA’s Impact Assessment Network Steering Group, whose members are actively engaged in developing technical guidance for practitioners and promoting best practice. Peter is currently at Capita Real Estate & Infrastructure where he leads a team of over a hundred EIA, landscape and ecology professionals. E: email@example.com M: 07840 648502
Head of Sustainability
Canary Wharf Group
Martin Gettings FIEMA CENV Canary Wharf Group Head of Sustainability Martin’s 15 year background in construction engineering, design, and project management, preceded his next 15 years in Environmental Management and Sustainability Leadership. He is currently responsible for delivering Canary Wharf Groups’ commitment to Make Sustainability Real, across their 128 acre Estate and development portfolio. Martin is a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment and a Chartered Environmentalist. An elected board member of Supply Chain Sustainability School and active industry collaborator, Martin also participates in a number of leading built environment initiatives including UKGBC Future Leaders and Considerate Constructors Ultra Site, as well as Canary Wharfs’ own Breaking the Plastic Habit campaign. https://group.canarywharf.com/corporate-responsibility/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/martingettings/
Deputy Chair of Judges and Editor
Worked in the financial services sector in a financial publishing capacity for over 25 years, with a focus on banking, insurance and actuarial fields. Over the last five years developed an interest in the environmental and sustainability fields and began a Masters programme at Birkbeck college. Have been managing editor of The Actuary magazine for 12 years, and recently also became the Editor of TRANSFORM, overseeing and developing the redesign and new editorial strategy of IEMA's membership magazine.
Senior Environmental Advisor
Dorry is a Sustainability Consultant and a steering group member of the IEMA Futures network. She specialises in corporate sustainability solutions and services, and also has a background in the application of emerging technologies in sustainability. Prior to joining DNV GL, Dorry was a Consultant at WSP and a Sustainability Assistant at House of Fraser. She holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and a BSc in Geography from the University of Manchester.
Penny Walker is an independent facilitator, coach and trainer who helps people have more effective conversations about tricky things, especially challenging and uncertain sustainability issues like flood risk management, low-carbon strategies and collaboration in the soft-commodities supply chain. She is a Fellow of IEMA and a Chartered Environmentalist, as well as being a qualified coach and Certified Professional Facilitator. She has written two editions of IEMA’s practitioner guide “Change Management for Sustainable Development”, “Working Collaboratively: a practical guide to achieving more” and co-founded She is Still Sustainable. She blogs at www.penny-walker.co.uk/blog and tweets as @penny_walker_sd