Speakers 2018

Speakers include:

Prof. Edward Hanna, FRMetS, Professor of Climate Science and Meteorology, School of Geography, University of Lincoln.

Alison Baptiste, Director of Strategy and Investment, Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Environment Agency.

Alison is accountable for setting the strategy and vision for how flood and coastal risk is managed including strategic investment decisions. She works closely with Directors and Ministers in UK Government and has extensive experience in both policy and operational roles including during major flood incidents. She is a trusted media spokesperson for the Environment Agency with extensive experience on national and international news channels.

Alison is a Chartered Civil Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and was voted as one of the top 50 women engineers in UK in 2016.

John Beardmore, Operation Noah; John is a sustainability and energy researcher and practitioner, who advises the Derby Diocese Environmental Group and is a Board Member of Operation Noah.

Michelle Scott, Engagement Officer, Environment Agency – Saltfleet to Gibraltar Point Strategy

Revd Les Batty is a coastal scientist, Anglican priest and environmental theologian. He was co-founder of ‘A Rocha’, worked for many years in coastal ecology and management and teaches at Lincoln School of Theology.

Tim Joyce, Operational group manager Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue; author of Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Operational Flood Plan.