Mark Garratt, Deputy Director, Business Implementation & Skills, Environment Agency
Mark has worked for the Environment Agency for 20 years and is currently a Deputy Director in the national flood and coastal team, overseeing skills, digital development, the coast and countryside as well as our flood risk regulatory services for reservoirs and rivers. Mark works closely with local operational teams having previously been an Area Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Manager in Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire.
In this role Mark was involved in the delivery of a number of high profile capital schemes and led the local response to the 2015 flooding that affected over 2,000 properties across Greater Manchester. Mark has a background in public engagement, risk and reputation management and was a member of the first Flood & Coast Advisory committee in 2016.
Mark is from Manchester and maintains he is a true Mancunian by virtue of the fact he supports Manchester City! Mark is married to Janet and has three children and spends the majority of his weekends on wet and boggy touchlines watching his sons play football.