The Whitehall Group are delighted to be welcoming Alan Lovell DL, Chairman of the Environment Agency as our guest speaker on Thursday, 30th November 2023. During lunch Alan will be discussing “Despair and hope for the water industry”?
Alan qualified with PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1976 to 1980, and then worked for the electronics company Plessey from 1980 to 1989, including a spell on secondment to the City merchant bank Kleinwort Benson.
He was Chief Executive of six companies, four, including Costain and Jarvis in need of turnaround and two, Infinis and Tamar, in renewable energy.
Since 2015 he has held Non-executive Director and Chair positions, including NED for the last 10 weeks of Carillion and, most recently, chair of Interserve. He is now chairman of Safestyle plc and a non-executive director and senior independent director of SIG plc.
Alan was Chair of the Consumer Council for Water from 2015 to 2019 and in September 2022, he became Chair of the Environment Agency.
Away from work, Alan was High Sheriff of Hampshire in 2009/10 and is now a Deputy Lieutenant,. He is Chairman of the Hampshire Cultural Trust and a Lay Canon of Winchester Cathedral. He has previously been chairman of the Mary Rose Trust and of the board of governors of Winchester University.
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The Whitehall Group is a high level policy discussion and thought leadership group whose members are mainly Cambridge alumni or those connected with the University of Cambridge. The Whitehall Group, a forum of the Cambridge University Land Society (CULS) hosts a series of lunches and dinners for approximately 15 – 20 attendees under the Chatham House Rules. The forum allows members and their guests to meet and discuss matters that are outside of their regular business / professional lives. We count amongst our members and supporters current and former Ministers, Diplomats and senior business executives. Past speakers have included Ambassadors, Ministers, Commissioners and leading academics and journalists. Speakers are invited to talk to the group on a current subject of political or economic interest.