Adam has worked for the IES is various roles since 2006. In 2013 he was made the organisation's first CEO. Adam is a board member of The Science Council and SiLC. He is the Chair of the Technical Pathways Programme Board which overseas a project to engage the science community with technical education. His past roles include Interim CEO of the Society for the Environment (2014-15), Vice President of the European Network of Environmental Professionals (ENEP) (2013-16) 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, is a Chartered Environmentalist and has a passion for long distance running.