Sir James Bevan joined the Environment Agency (EA) as Chief Executive in late November 2015. His previous roles include: UK High Commissioner to India Chief Operating Officer, UK Foreign Office Visiting Fellow, Center for International Affairs, Harvard He has also held a number of senior posts in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office including posts in Washington, Paris and Brussels. Sir James has a BA Honours in Social Anthropology from the University of Sussex. He was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in 2006 and was awarded a Knighthood in 2012. Sir James was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Sussex University in 2012.