Innes trained as a civil engineer and has spent the majority of his career
working with water across the various sectors of the Industry. He is a
Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and took up his most recent
post of Chief Executive with the Association of Drainage Authorities in
April 2015. Prior to that, he was an Area Flood & Coastal Risk Manager
at the Environment Agency in both Nottingham and York. He has also
spent a significant proportion of his career working outside the UK,
notably in France, the Middle East, Far East and the Indian subcontinent
during the 1990’s.
Partnership working – investing in the right delivery model
The Environment Agency is reducing its involvement with medium and low consequence flood risk systems and assets, and significant steps have been taken in the last 12 months to encourage others such as Internal Drainage Boards and Local Authorities to take over the maintenance and operation of these systems and assets. This seminar examines the progress made in finding the right delivery models through the creation of partnership working arrangements.