Adam has worked for the IES is various roles since 2006. In 2013 he was made the organisation's first CEO. Adam is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Chartered Environmentalist. Between July 2014 and March 2015, he was the Interim CEO of the Society for the Environment, an umbrella body for registration, bringing together 24 professional institutes. He is currently a trustee of the Science Council. Previously, he has held board positions as Vice President of the European Network of Environmental Professionals (ENEP) and was a non-Executive Director of Change Agents UK (2011-16). He was the 2014 Young Leader of the Year at the Association Awards UK. He holds an MBA and a BA in History, and has a passion for long distance running.