A FORMER Kirklees Council leader has been re-appointed for a second term as chairman of the Environment Agency.
Sir John Harman, 53, will be paid £87,475 a year for a three-and-a-half day week.
He became Environment Agency chairman in January, 2000 after being its deputy chairman for nine months.
Environment Minister Elliot Morley praised Sir John.
"The agency is still a relatively young organisation made up of various pre-existing parts," he said. "Under his leadership it has been brought increasingly together into a truly focused body.
"I am sure he will be equally effective in facing the challenges that will inevitably arise in his second term."
Sir John, who lives in Huddersfield, was Labour leader of Kirklees Council from 1986 to 1999 when he was a councillor for Paddock.
He was a member of West Yorkshire County Council from 1981 to 1986 and worked as a lecturer at Barnsley College.
He was knighted in 1997 for his services to local government and the environment.