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Environmental Professional of the Year

For the past three years we have recognised the outstanding achievements of individuals through the Chartered Environmentalist of the Year award. This year, we are delighted to announce that our award has been expanded to include Registered Environmental Technicians as the Environmental Professional of the Year Award.

This prestigious award celebrates an individual’s exceptional commitment or major achievement where their professional practice has made a real difference to protecting, preserving or enhancing the environment and advancing the principles of sustainability. 

The 2017 Winner is Announced!


Chair of the Society for the Environment, Dr Peter Matthews CBE OBE HonFSE CEnv, presents the Environmental Professional of the Year trophy to winner Dr Phillippa Pearson CEnv of the Institute for Water, working for Dŵr Cymru. 
Photo Credit: Haymarket Events

The award for Environmental Professional of the Year was presented to Dr Phillippa Pearson CEnv of the Institute of Water and working for utilities company Dŵr Cymru (Welsh Water) - pictured above. It was judged that she perfectly exemplified registered environmental professionals, especially in regards to her mentoring and communications work.

We will bring you more insight into the work that Phillippa has done to achieve this accolade very soon. 

The Society also recognised two nominees who placed highly in the voting; Elaine McFarlane CEnv of the Energy Institute, working for Shell, and Graham Powell CEnv of the Institute of Water, working for Anglian Water.

Chair of the Society for the Environment, Dr Peter Matthews CBE OBE HonFSE CEnv with Graham Powell CEnv (L) of the Institute of Water, working for Anglian Water, Environmental Professional of the Year winner Dr Phillippa Pearson CEnv of the Institute for Water, working for Dŵr Cymru and Elaine McFarlane CEnv (R) of the Energy Institute, working for Shell.
Photo Credit: Haymarket Events

Dr Emma Wilcox, Chief Executive Officer of the Society for the Environment, said “This award was a great opportunity to celebrate the exceptional achievements of environmental professionals. Those we recognised today, and all those who were nominated, demonstrated not only the positive impact of professional registrations but the overwhelming personal commitment our registrants have to the profession and the environment.”

The finalists and overall winner were decided by our Honorary Fellows Panel. Past winners have included David Stubbs (CIEEM, 2013), Professor Martin Bigg (IEMA, 2014) and Dr Lucinda Gilfoyle (IWater, 2015).

Congratulations to our winner and finalists for 2017 - any celebrations are well deserved!

This year we partnered with ENDS to present the Environmental Professional of the Year at the inaugural ENDS Environmental Impact Awards. The event brought together workers from across the sustainability and environmental sectors to recognise outstanding contributions to sustainable working. We would like to take this opportunity to thank ENDS for all of their assistance and hospitality. 

Nominations are Now Closed

Licensed Bodies for the Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) Register:

Society for the Environment
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Coventry, West Midlands CV1 2TT.
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