Simon Firth – Trustee
Simon is our newest Trustee having joined in February 2023. Simon’s role will be to work with the other trustees to develop and review the strategic direction of the Trust and to help make operational decisions which support the achievement of Trust’s objectives. Simon will draw on his regulatory experience to help ensure effective partnership working with other bodies, particularly the Environment Agency.
Having spent 26 years working for the Environment Agency in a variety of positions, the last ten years as an Area Environment Manager working across Yorkshire and the North East. Simon brings his experience in leading multi-disciplinary departments involved in the full range of regulatory activities – permitting, monitoring, compliance and enforcement. Additionally, much of Simon’s career with the Environment Agency was spent looking after the Don catchment for which he has a special attachment, having witnessed incredible improvements in water quality, ecology, habitat and other factors since the early 1990’s.
Simon is a keen sportsman and spent many years playing rugby league although his involvement these days is restricted to spectating. He is a long-standing season ticket holder at Doncaster Rovers, a burden shared with his wife and Dad. Simon loves to read, cook and to travel, taking regular trips abroad, always taking an interest in whatever river flows through the area he is in. Simon is also particularly interested in health and wellbeing and can often be found on a yoga mat, practicing breathing techniques, meditating and going for very long walks!