Chief Executive appointment

MRWA has welcomed Lesley Worswick to the Authority as its new Chief Executive. Lesley previously spent over 24 years at the Environment Agency, her most recent post being Area Director for Greater Manchester, Merseyside & Cheshire.

Councillor Tony Concepcion, Chairperson of MRWA, said: “Lesley is joining us from the Environment Agency and brings with her a huge amount of experience in the environmental services industry. She’s a great addition to the MRWA family and I know she’ll bring exceptional leadership to an already well-organised workplace. Lesley hails from Preston but is very familiar with the City Region. We’re sure she’ll feel right at home! “

Lesley said: “I’m really excited to start this new chapter in my life. I’ve already heard many great things about MRWA so I’m keen to get stuck in. I graduated in environmental science and have been in the environmental sector all of my working life, but I’m sure there’s plenty still to learn and experience. I’m looking forward to working with Tony, the Authority Members, the staff and all of our partners and contractors, and can hopefully help make the region a cleaner and greener place for all.”