Ms Diane McCrea MBEDiane McCrea

Role on Committee:  Chair, Natural Resources Wales.

Date appointed: 9 November 2015



Diane McCrea has held a variety of non-executive positions in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Recently she completed her term of office with the Consumer Council for Water, as Chair of the Wales Committee and Vice Chair of the Board for England and Wales.

She has direct experience of developing and delivering strategies and policies that reflect changing needs and aspirations in a range of diverse environments, including water, food, transport, housing, customer service and communications, and publishing. She has extensive knowledge of evidence based policy, service delivery and improvements for consumers, customers, and the wider public in Wales, the UK, Europe and internationally.

Diane’s early career was in academia at Middlesex University, followed by Which? magazine. Later in her own consultancy she worked with a range of clients, including consumer organisations, regulators, worldwide NGOs, WHO, FAO and The World Trade Organisation.

She is a member of Ofwat’s independent working group on resilience, and in Wales is the Chair of Shelter Cymru.