Organisation Structure - Chief Executive
Robin Mortimer joined the PLA as chief executive officer on 31 March 2014.
Robin worked in the UK civil service from 1994, having gained a degree in Modern History from Queen’s College, Oxford University and MSc in Development Studies from SOAS, London University. In the early part of his civil service career he held roles including private secretary to the deputy prime minister and the secretary of state for transport, in which he led on maritime, aviation, transport security and London transport issues.
Joining the Department for Food Environment and Rural Affairs in 2004 as a deputy director, Robin led the Rural Strategy Division for three years. In 2006, he moved to the Office of Climate Change, where he designed the UK’s Climate Change Bill. In 2007, he was appointed as director of the Adapting to Climate Change programme, and subsequently was director for farming, biodiversity and sustainable land use. In this role he led the project to establish the Canal & River Trust and directed the Government’s Major Infrastructure and Environment Unit.