The Office of Environmental Protection welcomes appointment of a Northern Ireland Non-Executive Member

The Chair of the Office of Environmental Protection (OEP) Dame Glenys Stacey has welcomed the appointment of a Northern Ireland Non-Executive Member.

DAERA has announced that Northern Ireland Environment Minister Edwin Poots has appointed Malcolm Beatty to the OEP for a five year term, from April 1, 2022.

Dame Glenys said: “I very much look forward to welcoming Malcolm to the OEP Board. I know that he brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience and that he will make such a valuable contribution to our work to protect and improve the environment.

“We are now focused on putting everything in place to enable us to act on our welcome new responsibilities in Northern Ireland, and this appointment is another significant step forward.”

Approval for the OEP to operate in Northern Ireland was recently confirmed by the NI Assembly and the organisation extended its remit to function there on 28 February.

Minister Poots said: "I want to welcome Malcolm into this new role. He brings a depth of knowledge, skills and experience, not only in matters relating to the environment and the countryside, but also in governance, leadership and decision making. Malcolm will bring extensive knowledge and insight on NI matters to the OEP board.”

The full announcement can be found here.

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