Peter Matthews appointed Chair of Wales' new natural resources body
01 Aug 2012
Professor Peter Matthews has been announced as the Chair of the Welsh Government’s new body for managing natural resources in Wales. The appointment took effect on 1 August 2012. Professor Matthews has held a variety of senior positions in the environmental field, in both the private and public sectors. He has been Chair of the Society for the Environment, Deputy Managing Director of Anglian Water International, President of the European Water Association, and Chair of the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation. He also served on the Royal Commission for Environmental Pollution and is a Visiting Professor at Anglia Ruskin University.
The new body brings together the Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales and Forestry Commission for Wales as one organisation, which will become fully operational on 1 April 2013.