Joanne Segars OBE has been appointed to the Environment Agency Board by Environment Secretary, Andrea Leadsom.
The appointment will take effect from 1 March 2017 for three years.
Joanne is the Chief Executive of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, having originally joined the organisation as Director of Policy. She is a Board member of the Pensions Infrastructure Platform, having previously been its Chair, and sits on the Board of Pensions Europe, having spent two years as Chair. Joanne is also on the Board of Pension Quality Mark Ltd. Joanne is a founding governor of the Pensions Policy Institute and sits on its Council. She is also a Director of TUC Stakeholder Trustees Ltd.
Formally, Joanne was Chair of the Scheme Advisory Board for the Local Government Pension Scheme; a member of the Secretary of State’s Advisory Group on Stakeholder Pensions; and a Board member of the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority.
Emma Howard Boyd (Chair of the Environment Agency Board) says
"I am extremely delighted to welcome Joanne Segars OBE to our Board following her appointment by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Andrea Leadsom.
"Joanne will serve a 3 year term and brings a wealth of experience from the private pensions sector.
"Joanne will bring fresh insight, knowledge and ideas to the Board and will further enhance the Environment Agency Pension Fund's strong focus on responsible and sustainable investment. I look forward to working with her."
Joanne Segars says:
“I am pleased to join the Board of the Environment Agency.
“This is a new, challenging role for me and I welcome the opportunity to work with other members of the Board to protect and improve England’s environment.
"I also look forward to supporting the Environment Agency Pension Fund as it meets the challenges of LGPS pooling and cements its position as a leader in responsible investment.
“I look forward to working with Emma and her team.”
The Board and appointments
Board members provide non-executive leadership challenge and support to the Environment Agency’s executive through regular Board meetings, committees and groups. All appointments to the Environment Agency Board are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. The appointment complies with the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments (which was superseded by the Ministerial Governance Code on Public Appointments in January 2017).
The Environment Agency is a Non-Departmental Public Body, set up under the Environment Act 1995 to take an integrated approach to environmental protection and enhancement in England. The Environment Agency has major responsibilities in flood management, water resources and quality, climate change, land quality, chemicals, pollution prevention and control, waste, conservation and biodiversity, fisheries conservation, air quality and navigation.