The non worky bit
Dad of 2 boys, home counties born and bred Man Utd supporting (yes, I've been) music lover.
First time blogger.
Believer in the power of conversations / engagement.
Probably a bit anxious.
The worky bit
Been working at the Environment Agency / NRA since 94.
Twelve years in various operational flood risk management roles supervising contracts, project managing, asset management and issuing the occasional severe flood warning.
Eight years in the Agency's national mapping and modelling policy and process teams. Leading on insurance, national flood mapping (river, sea and surface water) and more efficient processes to improve how we work.
Two years leading on engaging with customers to help them understand and use our flood data to help with their decision making. Leading on engagement with the financial, agricultural and food / retail sectors my aim is to get our data used everywhere helping fully realise its potential and value.
Did some project management.
Now working on stakeholder engagement and trying to convince people to do things differently.