FPA Environment Seminar attracts key speakers


The annual FPA Seminar takes place on 23 January 2019 at Stationers Hall in London.

Therese Coffey

We welcome Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, Under Secretary of State for the Environment at Defra responsible for safeguarding our natural environment, supporting our world-leading food and farming industry, and sustaining a thriving rural economy.
Tony Juniper CBE

We can confirm that Tony Juniper CBE from World Wildlife Fund for Nature will address the seminar.  Tony is the Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns. He is helping to build on WWF’s successes in conserving the world’s wildlife, rivers, forests, atmosphere and oceans.

Prof Richard Thompson

Professor Richard Thompson OBE will also be speaking. Prof Thompson is head of the international Marine Litter Research Unit of the University of Plymouth and is a world-leading authority on the problems caused by plastic pollution in the marine environment and the potential solutions.  He has contributed to government legislation on single-use carrier bags and the use of micro-beads in cosmetics, and given evidence to parliamentary inquiries in which one politician referred to him as the “Godfather of micro plastic research”.

Lord Deben

We are delighted to welcome Lord Deben who will open the Seminar.  Lord Deben is Chairman of the UK’s independent Committee on Climate Change and a member of House of Lords.

He has consistently championed an identity between environmental concerns and business sense. To that end, he set up and now runs Sancroft, a Corporate Responsibility consultancy working with blue-chip companies around the world on environmental, social and ethical issues. Lord Deben is Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, Valpak Limited, and the Association of Professional Financial Advisors.

Dr Andy Rees

Dr Andy Rees, Head of Waste Strategy for the Welsh Government.  Dr Rees has 32 years’ experience working in the environmental field, including spending the last 16 years in the area of waste strategy. Dr Rees has spearheaded Wales’s huge rise up the global recycling table.


We are awaiting confirmation from some more speakers to help fuel the discussion.

Our previous seminars have resulted in media coverage and have raised discussion in some very important initiatives and this seminar is designed to do just that.

Arrival & Registration with refreshments 9:30
Seminar begins at 10:00
Lunch 12:45
Afternoon session 14:00
Seminar closes 16:30


Included in the day delegate rate are refreshments and the Stationers’ Hall signature lunch – £135 + Vat.  The seminar is open to members and their guests.
To book please follow this link to our Eventbrite page.  For any enquiries please contact Caroline by email or by phone on 01452 491038