Prof J McGlade (Independent Non-Executive Director) joined the Board in July 2021. A natural scientist (aquatic sciences, biochemistry, ichthyology, informatics and soil science) by training, Prof McGlade is qualified in both the UK and Canada and is recognised globally as a leading researcher in the fields of ecosystem and human health, climate change, natural capital and dynamical systems modelling. Prof McGlade is currently at University College London and Strathmore Business School. Prior to this, she was appointed as UN Environment Chief Scientist and Global Director of Science 2013-2017 and Executive Director of the European Environment Agency 2003-2013, where she was responsible for 32 EU, EEA and Associate member states’ data, reporting and assessment on the environment and major sectors.
Earlier posts include Director of UK Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Coastal and Marine Science, Professor at Warwick University, and Director Ecosystems Modelling Institute German Federal Government, and Senior Research Scientist Federal Government of Canada. Prof McGlade was a Board Member of the Environment Agency England and Wales from 1998-2003, and in 2020 was appointed a member of Essex County Council’s Climate Action Commission. She is a member of the Audit Committee and Risk & Compliance Sub-committee.