Profile: Paul Leinster

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Professor Paul Leinster CBE joined Delphic HSE as a Non-Executive Director in November 2015. During his career Paul has worked for BP, Schering Agrochemicals and SmithKline Beecham, as well as for a health, safety and environmental consultancy when he was Managing Director of Thompson-MTS. Paul went on to join the Environment Agency in 1998 as the Executive Director of Environment Protection, then had a period as Executive Director of Operations before becoming Chief Executive in 2008.

Paul retired from the Environment Agency in 2015 which was when he took on several other roles including Professor of Environmental Assessment at Cranfield University, Chair of the Board at bpha and Non-Executive Director at Delphic HSE.

Paul graduated in Chemistry from Imperial College, London, where he also studied for a PhD in Environmental Engineering, Paul also has an MBA from Cranfield University.

Key responsibilities 

  • Consultant
  • Strategy
  • Governance
  • Management
  • Expert Witness

Paul Leinster

Non-Executive Director

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