Know your enemy: the environmental regulator.


If you work in an industry and gain a reputation for being one of the more knowledgeable people knocking around in it, you’ll eventually be asked to attend external meetings to discuss things like standards or simply to represent the particular sector you are working in. They’re usually useful if only because you can share ideas and make a few informal contacts.

One of those periodic meetings ended up with me working within a regulatory organisation for a period of time. Most regulators are keen to have practitioners on board who have a breath of real experience in the industry, because they’ve usually got too many people who’ve got very little and really don’t understand what intelligent regulation is all about. There is a tricky balance which has to be struck by any regulator between not stifling the growth of an industry and yet protecting it and the consumer from its…

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