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SEEDA New Environment Director Appointed to Seeda

4 February 2008
Dan Staniaszek

The South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) has appointed Dan Staniaszek to the newly created post of Environment Director.

Dan has over 20 years experience on issues covering the environment and ecological footprint in both the public and private sectors gained during periods at the Energy Saving Trust (EST) and secondments to central government.

From 2003 until 2007 Dan was Director of Evaluation at EST where his role broadened significantly to include environment accreditation, sustainability more generally, as well as corporate functions such as corporate challenge. Most recently Dan was working with Defra as a government policy adviser.

Dan joined SEEDA at the beginning of February and will be working very closely with Oona Muirhead the Executive Director of Sustainable Prosperity and her team.

The Regional Economic Strategy (RES) for the South East is actively working towards reducing the rate of increase in the region’s ecological footprint and as such the environment and sustainability is integral to its success.

Oona Muirhead, Executive Director for Sustainable Prosperity, said: "We are delighted to be able to appoint Dan who is very passionate about this subject. His valuable experience will be instrumental to securing long-term regional economic prosperity for the region through the principals of sustainable development. This means recognising that pursing growth within environmental limits can create new opportunities for innovation and competitiveness. We must invest in the quality of life that is a key source of the South East’s competitive advantage."

Dan Staniaszek commenting on his new position said: "I am delighted to be taking up the challenging new post of Environment Director, and look forward to working with colleagues across SEEDA, as well as with organisations across the South East, to deliver the ambitious environmental objectives set out in the Regional Economic Strategy and Implementation Plan."



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