The Coal Authority has appointed Lisa Pinney MBE as its new chief executive.
Pinney joins the Coal Authority from the Environment Agency, where she was director of the West Midlands area. She takes over in June 2018 from Philip Lawrence, who has been chief executive of the non-departmental public body for 11 years.
Pinney said that she is “looking forward to leading a group of people who are committed to safeguarding the public and restoring the environment in mining areas.”
She added: “Together, we will work to provide peace of mind, enhance value and stimulate economic growth.”
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