Pete Fox - Business in the Community

Pete Fox

Director of Water, Land and Biodiversity,
Environment Agency

Water Taskforce

Pete Fox is passionate about the British countryside, its wildlife and natural environment.

Born and raised on a mixed farm in the midlands, Pete has worked in the Environment Agency and predecessors for some 28 years in regulatory, technical and leadership roles including climate change, waste regulation, biodiversity and flood risk management. Previous to this he worked in the voluntary sector, in wildlife conservation.

He has a first degree in agriculture, an MSc in wildlife conservation, a PhD in river management. More recently, Peter has been awarded an honorary professorship from Dundee University, in recognition for his ongoing contribution to environmental protection.

Pete is a chartered environmentalist and a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.

Now in a senior leadership position as Director of Water, Land and Biodiversity, he is responsible for leading the work of the Environment Agency on water quality, water quantity, farming, contaminated land, wildlife and fisheries.

About Business in the Community’s Water Taskforce

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.

BITC’s Water Taskforce is a cross sectoral group that convenes to collaborate around shared problems on water and the natural environment. They use action research to address challenging environmental issues that impact across sectors and in partnership with government.

The group has identified that cross cutting themes such as innovative financing mechanisms, digital and skills are integral to overcoming environmental challenges that will achieve positive social change.

The Taskforce supports BITC’s Environment Leadership Team, who are helping 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.