Deputy Director , Environment Agency
Jim Barlow is Deputy Director at the Environment Agency and responsible for Asset Performance and Engineering. He leads the team that improves the way Flood and Coastal Risk Management infrastructure assets are managed to deliver increasing benefits to people and the environment. Jim is a Chartered Electrical Engineer, a Chartered Marine Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He has worked in flood risk management for over 25 years.
His main focus of work is developing and implementing the Environment Agency asset management strategy and leading the Agency’s ISO55000 accredited approach to asset management. This includes designing, commissioning and supporting the major IT systems and business processes that help to manage the Environment Agency’s £500 million annual investment in asset management. Jim leads the Environment Agencies approach to Building Information Modelling, whole life carbon efficiency and to improve the asset data and information that is needed for effective asset management decision making. Jim also oversees the specialist civil engineering and Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation support required to safely and efficiently deliver the program of infrastructure asset investment.