New chief exec for SocEnv

A new chief executive and a re-elected chair are taking the reins at SocEnv.

A new chief executive and a re-elected chair are taking the reins at SocEnv.


The Society for the Environment (SocEnv) has appointed a new chief executive, Dr Emma Wilcox, and has re-elected its chair, Professor Peter Matthews.

The not-for-profit body brings together professional institutions from different sectors and licenses them to accredit members as chartered environmentalists.

On 14 July, Professor Peter Matthews was again appointed as chair, ten years after leading its development and achieving a Royal Charter.

“I used my experiences in forming the Society to help me with the successful creation of Natural Resources Wales and now, my experience in Wales is going to help me lead the Society into an even brighter future,” he said.

Its new chief executive, Dr Emma Wilcox, joined the society from trade association Energy and Utility Skills.

Wilcox said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as CEO at SocEnv. With the introduction of the new REnvTech qualification, new constituent bodies joining the society and with Peter back as chair it is an exciting time. 

“I am looking forward to supporting the organisation and working together with all our partners to further increasing the impact of our Chartered Environmentalist and now Registered Environmental Technician qualifications.”


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