Roland joined Burson Cohn and Wolfe (formerly Burson-Marsteller) following fifteen years in the UK Civil Service, where he worked on a wide range of environmental policy issues both domestically and internationally. As part of his government career, Roland worked within DG Environment, within the UK’s European team in the Cabinet Office, as Private Secretary for a Defra Minister and as environment attaché for the UK Permanent Representation to the EU. He also held a number of policy specialist roles on chemicals, waste, water and sustainable development. Roland has a Master’s degree (MSc) in Environment and Sustainable Development from University College London and a Bachelor’s degree (BA) in European Studies with French and Italian from the University of Portsmouth. He has reasonable fluency in French, Italian and Spanish.