Many thanks to our panelists for an excellent and inspiring panel discussion. A recording of this event is now available on our student careers hub.
Join us on Thursday 9th March for our second ‘Find Your Future in an Environmental Career’ event, in partnership with Cardiff University Student Futures. This event is aimed at students attending a Welsh University who are interested in finding out about careers in the environment and sustainability sectors. We will be joined by a panel of environmental professionals who will tell you about their career paths and give you an insight into the industry.
Introducing our panelists
Richard is an experienced public sector statistician with a social science, law and policy background. He has over six years experience working in Natural Resources Wales, prior to which he completed a PhD at Cardiff University on state-level transition to sustainability, the ecosystem approach and behavior of state environmental agencies. His interests include environmental governance, sustainable management of natural resources and the Just Transition.
Tamzin has more than 20 years of industry experience, within the sustainability / environmental management field and is currently Associate Director at RSK Environment Ltd, where she manages the South West and South Wales Environmental Management and EIA team. Tamzin has wide-ranging international experience, and has managed and participated in projects throughout Europe, Scandinavia, the Asia-Pacific and Middle East.
Jean-Francois has worked for the last 10 years as a flood & coastal erosion risk management (FCERM) policy advisor for the Welsh Local Government Association. He is also the current Chair of the Wales Coastal Groups Forum. His role is to advise Local Authorities with the delivery of their functions and work closely with a range of stakeholders in the development of policies, strategies, and delivery of national initiatives.
Dr Tyra Oseng-Rees is an artist and entrepreneur who makes Artisan Sustainable Fused Recycled Glass from 100% waste glass. Tyra developed this material through a PhD at University of Wales, Swansea, bridging between art and material science. In 2017 she set up her business ‘Oseng-Rees Reflection’ based on circular economy principles. Her mission statement is to “Stay true to sustainable development, only using waste glass, thrive towards a zero-carbon mission and give you a beautiful piece of art for your home or business”..
Natalie Rees is the Head of Sustainable Development and Climate Change at Transport for Wales where her role is to embed the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and the Environment (Wales) Act 2016 into the organisation, its projects, and operations. Natalie also manages the Climate Change, Sustainable Development Programmes, Energy and Environment and Ecology functions providing assurance and compliance with legislation and managing risk.