IEMA Impact Assessment Steering Group update

The end of 2020 saw four of our members step down, having completed their three years’ service.

Peter George vacated his role as chair after leading the group through challenging times with great passion. Josh Fothergill gave many significant contributions and considerable support to members, Becky McLean brought fantastic knowledge and innovation, and Karema Randall provided a valuable insight from a regulator perspective. I would like to thank them all, and hope they will continue to be involved. 

We also welcome five new members: Stephanie Ball from Highways England, Urmila Jha Thakur from Liverpool University, Stefan Boss from Stantec, Lewis Jenkins from Arcadis and Owen Cahill from MKO. Their diverse backgrounds will help us go from strength to strength.

We have a bumper programme of webinars, Outlook Journals and guidance documents lined up, so check the IEMA website regularly for updates. The best way to stay abreast of our activities is to join the IA Network: email [email protected] to let us know you want to join. You’ll receive regular IA Network news, including links to articles and guidance, and opportunities to get involved in network groups and tasks.

This edition of Transform sees the start of a regular feature, ‘QIA’. In each issue, we will give answers to a selection of the questions posed by participants of last year’s ‘EIA Back to Basics’ webinar. You can find the first QIA at

David hoare, IA Steering Group chair, associate director at WSP

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