Area Director for Devon, Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly, Environment Agency
Rich Stockdale, Area Director for Devon, Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly, Environment Agency.
Rich is redefining what is possible within the public sector. He leads operations for the Environment Agency in Devon, Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly providing inspiration and strategic direction to 500 people who are passionately committed to making the area a greater place to live, work and play.
Rich combines a PhD in big data with business consultancy experience to continuously challenge the way the Environment Agency delivers for people and the environment. His disregard for the status quo and commitment to creating high freedom environments for his people has seen him become one of the most influential people working in sustainability.
His focus on external partners and collaboration has seen the Environment Agency step firmly on to the national and international stage, championing sustainability and leading the fight against plastic pollution by helping drive culture change around single-use plastics and the way people value the environment.