Philip Winn is the Environment Agency’s Humber Manager. He has a leading role in the management of tidal flood risk around the whole of the Humber estuary, both in terms of immediate schemes, and in relation to long-term planning. He led on the development of the current Humber Flood Risk Management Strategy, and is the Project Director and Sponsor for the development of the new strategy, which is taking particular account of the very damaging surge experienced on the east coast and in the estuary in December 2013.
Philip trained as a Civil Engineer in New Zealand, working initially as a river and coastal engineer in Nelson province. He moved to the UK in the 1980s, and worked for Waveney District Council in Suffolk, serving as Chief Engineer from 1989 to 1994. He joined the Environment Agency in Leeds in 1995. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has an MBA from the Open University.