Statement from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency
On Friday, 21st January 2022, Bob Downes, Chairman of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency confirmed that following conduct allegations, Terry A’Hearn has stepped down and left his position.
Mr. Downes said:
“Following conduct allegations, Terry A’Hearn has stepped down and left his position. SEPA has a clear Code of Conduct and takes conduct allegations very seriously indeed. In order to protect anonymity, SEPA is unable to comment further.”
Mr. Downes confirmed that recruitment for a new Chief Executive would shortly commence and in the interim, Chief Officer, Jo Green would be Acting Chief Executive, supported by SEPA’s Agency Management Team.