Martin Bigg, BSc MSc PhD FRSC FIEMA CChem CSc CEnv, Professor of Environmental Technologies Innovation, UWE Bristol

Martin Bigg

Professor of Environmental Technology Innovation, University of the West of England, Bristol

Teach and research on environmental technology and sustainability with particular reference to waste (circular economy) and energy management, and the use of environmental management systems and regulation.

Chair of Council and Board Member of the Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)

Develop strategy for the largest UK environmental professional body, providing environmental practitioners with the knowledge, skills and tools to ensure sound environmental performance delivers real business benefit.

Director of the Environmental Technologies iNet

Lead £2.4m European joint programme with other universities and partners to support enterprising businesses develop innovative environmental technologies in the construction, transport, waste and energy industries.

Bristol Green Capital Partnership

Chair of the Bristol Green Capital Partnership from November 2011 to December 2013 and part of the team and wider community which secured and delivered the title of European Green Capital 2015 for the City of Bristol. Championed the successful Bristol Green Capital 2015 year and the benefits and changes for the future.


Project Lead, World Bank programme and collaborative work with governments, local authorities and communities in Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia on environmental issues and regulation.

Previously Head of Industry and Waste Regulation, Environment Agency, England and Wales

Provided vision, policies, national business leadership, strategic direction and delivered regulation of the manufacturing, energy and waste industries in England and Wales. Worked with UK and EU governments to develop policies and guidance for the EU Industrial Emissions Directive and Environmental Permitting. Responsible for the direction and competency of 500 staff and £75m budget, targets and performance.