Matthew Farrow, Executive Director

The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC)

Matthew is Executive Director at the Environmental Industries Commission - with overall responsibility for leading the EIC and ensuring its effectiveness as the lead trade body for UK environmental businesses.

A large part of his role involves bolstering lobbying efforts and driving the industry’s representation with government, regulators and the wider policy-making community. After graduating from the University of Cambridge with a BA (Hons) in history, Matthew spent 20 years working at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI); holding positions as both Head of Energy and Environment, and Head of Transport and Planning. After his stint at CBI, Matthew became Director of Policy at the Environmental Services Association (ESA); where he was responsible for all ESA’s policy and lobbying work in the waste sector.”

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Brexit and the politics of environmental regulation

With the Brexit negotiations now under way and the Grenfell Tower fire leading to a reassessment of regulatory strength across the built environment the future shape of the environmental regulatory landscape is more fluid than ever. Matthew will identify the main issues and trends that will affect future regulations and how these might impact on the contamination industry

EVEN MORE SEMINARS

  • Joanne Kwan: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Joanne Kwan - Asbestos from soil - what is next to help you?

  • Michael Lunn: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Michael Lunn - Brownfield Register and Permission in Principle - the opportunities for Brownfield First development

  • Alexandros Droudakis: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Alexandros Droudakis - Innovative Geosynthetic Composites in the Remediation of Contaminated Sites

  • Peter Doove: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Peter Doove - Japanese Knotweed/Schedule 9 invasive plants

  • Dr. Andy Hughes: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Dr. Andy Hughes - Technology to understand preferential groundwater flowpaths