Nigel Haigh was Director of IEEP from 1980 to 1998. He has published extensively on European environmental policy. His 1984 book ‘EEC Environmental Policy and Britain’ was the first attempt to analyse all EU environmental legislation and was the precursor of the present Manual. Previously he helped to found the European Environment Bureau and was its Vice-President from 1975 to 1979. He was a founder member of the Environment Agency for England and Wales (1995 to 2000) and was appointed by the European Parliament to the Management Board of the European Environment Agency (2000-2005). His 2016 book “EU Environmental Policy – its journey to centre stage” was published by Routledge.