Matthew Farrow, Executive Director

The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC)

Matthew is Executive Director at the Environmental Industries Commission - with overall responsibility for leading the EIC and ensuring its effectiveness as the lead trade body for UK environmental businesses.

A large part of his role involves bolstering lobbying efforts and driving the industry’s representation with government, regulators and the wider policy-making community. After graduating from the University of Cambridge with a BA (Hons) in history, Matthew spent 20 years working at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI); holding positions as both Head of Energy and Environment, and Head of Transport and Planning. After his stint at CBI, Matthew became Director of Policy at the Environmental Services Association (ESA); where he was responsible for all ESA’s policy and lobbying work in the waste sector.”

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Brexit and the politics of environmental regulation

With the Brexit negotiations now under way and the Grenfell Tower fire leading to a reassessment of regulatory strength across the built environment the future shape of the environmental regulatory landscape is more fluid than ever. Matthew will identify the main issues and trends that will affect future regulations and how these might impact on the contamination industry


  • Joanne Kwan: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Joanne Kwan - Asbestos from soil - what is next to help you?

  • Chris Barrett: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Chris Barrett - Estimating remediation costs using the Homes and Communities Agency guidance

  • Paul Beaumont: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Paul Beaumont - Asbestos - 2017

  • Phoebe Osborne: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Phoebe Osborne - Ashtons Legal & Anglia Asbestos Disease Support Group

  • John Dawes: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    John Dawes - Inland spill response changes over the last 30 years and development of the spill contractors’ accreditation scheme