Kerry Geldart
11 April 2012

Alex Galloway appointed new Chief Executive of SocEnv

Alex Galloway CVO has been appointed Chief Executive of The Society for the Environment (SocEnv), the independent umbrella body that regulates the licensing and award of the Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) qualification.

Mr Galloway, 59, commenced his post as CEO on 2nd April and is an Honorary Fellow of SocEnv having previously been the Head of the Energy and Environmental Awareness Division of the Department of the Environment. In his role as Clerk of the Privy Council he oversaw the process that led to the grant of a Royal Charter to SocEnv. He leaves his present appointment with a City Livery Company to take up this role.

He has also served as Chairman of an environmental charity and is a currently a member of the Architects Registration Board and the Professional Regulation Committee of the Actuarial Profession. He is a member of the Council of the Institute of Directors. Mr Galloway was appointed CVO in 2006.

Professor Ray Clark OBE the Chairman of SocEnv said: “I am delighted that we have appointed such an accomplished leader with an impressive record across several spheres. During his time with the Privy Council, he played a significant role in the establishment of SocEnv and is well known by a number of the professional bodies that currently make up the Society’s Board. Alex has significant experience and contacts gained within the Civil Service and from senior appointments within professional bodies. I am sure that Alex will make an outstanding contribution as SocEnv enters a new and exciting phase.”

Mr Galloway is looking forward to starting work at SocEnv later in July. He said: "I am proud to have been given the opportunity to lead this renowned and respected professional organisation. As an Honorary Fellow of SocEnv, and with experience in this sector, I have an abiding respect for the work of the Society. It is pivotal to the successful delivery of good environmental practice and professionalism in the UK and globally that SocEnv’s Licensed Members should be regulated and supported by a strong, national body.”