Harvey Bradshaw wearing a black jacket and a checked shirt, smiles

Harvey Bradshaw

Executive Director of Environment and Business,
Environment Agency

Environment Leadership Team

Harvey Bradshaw is Executive Director for Environment and Business at the Environment Agency. He is responsible for the Environment Agency’s approach to water quality, water resources, industry regulation, land management, climate change adaptation and sustainable development.

He leads a team of more than 900 people who provide ambitious leadership, enabling local environmental protection and improvement, and shaping and enabling effective government environmental policy. The directorate uses its world-class evidence, authoritative legal and technical expertise, operational experience and work with partners to achieve its aims.

Harvey has a degree in microbiology from the University of Kent and has worked for the Environment Agency and its predecessors since 1985. Harvey took up his current role in September 2015. Before this he was the Director of Regulated Industry. Harvey has significant personal experience in better regulation, waste regulation, waste, water and environmental planning, government relationships, leadership and management.

Harvey’s interests include sports, cooking, gardening and enjoying the outdoors.

About Business in the Community’s Environment Leadership Team

Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.

The purpose of BITC’s Environment Leadership Team is to help business drive innovation that turns the threats of the climate emergency into opportunity for people and nature.

Find out more about BITC’s work on the environment.