Andrew Pearce
Andrew Pearce
Deputy director
Environment Agency

Andrew is the Environment Agency’s (EA) deputy director of Asset Management Systems. He is an Incorporated Civil Engineer and member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and fellow of the Institute of Asset Management. He has over 30 years experience in flood and coastal risk management, environment management, and civil Engineering and building construction in the private and public sectors.

Andrew and his team lead on asset management strategy, systems and audit; across FCRM, Water Land and Biversity, Navigation and Air Quality Monitoring. Andrew was programme director for the Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 until 2020.

Andrew has a background in operational delivery in FCRM and environment management roles, including six years as area director of Kent and South London when he initiated the major investigation of Southern Water, restored the Waste 4 Fuel illegal waste site and negotiated the first major partnership funded scheme at Sandwich as part of the Ministerial Taskforce for East Kent.

Andrew has extensive incident management experience having led through the 2000 and 2013 floods, and the 2014 National Flood Review. He is one of the cohort of national duty managers who lead the operational response to national scale incidents.

Andrew is the chair of the Strategic Board of the IStorm Network of Storm Surge Barrier Managers, and a member of the Steering Committee of the WEF Water Intrapreneurs for Successful Entreprises Programme.