Radhika Fox is a strategic and transformational leader with more than 25 years of experience in executive management, policy, strategy, and operational roles. Currently Principal at North Star Strategy, she has extensive expertise in the areas of sustainability, infrastructure investment, environmental management, water resources, the circular economy, equity, and environmental justice. Radhika is an expert facilitator and consensus-builder on complex, intersectional issues; a nationally recognized thought leader; and a sought-after public speaker.


Radhika most recently served as the Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water. Appointed by the President and confirmed with robust bipartisan support by the Senate, Radhika served as the chief advisor to the EPA Administrator and White House on domestic water resources and water infrastructure matters. In this role, Radhika oversaw a $4.8 billion annual operating budget and 1,900 staff across the nation. She led the development of the water pillar of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for the agency—successfully securing a $50 billion appropriation, the single largest federal investment in water. Radhika also led the water policy and regulatory agenda for the EPA, and directed all initiatives focused on climate change, sustainability, equity, and environmental justice for the Office of Water.


Prior to joining EPA, Radhika served as the Chief Executive Officer for the US Water Alliance, the only national, non-partisan network that unites diverse stakeholders on common-ground solutions to our nation’s pressing environmental, water, and climate challenges. As the CEO, she transformed the organization—driving a five-fold increase in revenue and tripling membership.


Radhika’s prior roles included senior management positions at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and PolicyLink.


Radhika has also served on numerous boards, including Jobs to Move America, PolicyLink, and the Water Solutions Network. Radhika graduated with a B.A. from Columbia University. She earned her M.A. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley where she received a Community Development Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.