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Andrea Young

 Andrea Young
Andrea is Deputy Regional Director, (Regional Economy, Environment and Partnerships) Government Office for the East of England

Andrea Young joined Go-East in March 2006 as Director of the Regional Economy Environment & Partnerships. Her role is to promote the delivery of DEFRA & DTI policies in the region and to support and sponsor East of England Development Agency.

She joined the Civil Service as a scientist in 1991, having completed a PHD at Bristol University. Since then she has held a number of scientific and policy roles in DOE, DETR and DEFRA.

Her most recent roles in Defra included heading up the government’s Sustainable Development Unit and improving the regulatory framework for the Farming Industry.