Ian Hodge, Environment Agency
Ian Hodge
chief engineer and director, asset management and engineering
Environment Agency

Ian is a Chartered Civil Engineer with nearly 30 Yrs experience in flood and coastal risk management. With experience spanning a range of engineering management and executive leadership roles, Ian’s work is focussed on high quality infrastructure investment and delivery assurance, ensuring investment decisions are robustly appraised, innovation is embraced and shared, risks are managed and value for money is achieved across the Flood and Coastal Risk Management (FCRM) investment programme. Ian heads the Allocation and National Portfolio Management Office for the £5.2bn FCRM capital programme, Major Projects Governance and the National Engineering and Innovation Panel. Ian also leads the Environment Agency’s input to collaboration on engineering matters with international partners such as KRING Van Zeewerende Ingenieurs (North Sea and Baltic, Circle of Coastal Engineers) and is a British Standards Institute Committee Member. Ian is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a member of the Infrastructure Client [Risk] Group, and chair’s the ICE/Teesside University Industrial Liaison Group and is a member of the University’s Advisory Board.