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Executive Board

Membership

Dr Bob McIntosh CBE, Director Scotland, Chair
Dr James Pendlebury, Chief Executive, Forest Research Agency
Jean Lindsay, Director Central Services and Director HR
Ian Gambles, Director England
Wilma Harper, Secretary to the Commissioners and Head of Corporate and Forestry Support

The Executive Board (EB) meets four times per year.  The board:

  • Oversees the operation and direction of the Forestry Commission with regard to organisational issues

The EB takes decisions on those issues which impact on the Forestry Commission as a whole and where responsibility cannot be devolved e.g. staff pay and conditions.

  • Approves and oversees plans to deliver the strategic cross-border activities and shared services

The EB oversees the operation of cross border activities and shared services.  It approves strategies for each main area and recommends the corporate plan for cross border activities to Commissioners.

  • Sets targets and monitors the performance of Forest Research 

The EB oversees the relationship between the Forest Research Agency and Director Corporate Services.  It achieves this by approving Forest Research’s Framework Document or other Memorandum of Agreement and by recommending its corporate plan to Commissioners.

  • Provides leadership on health and safety and equality and diversity

The EB provides a clear vision for health and safety and equality and diversity within the Forestry Commission.

  • Monitors performance for cross border activities and shared services to ensure the Forestry Commission is sharing information, including providing advice on overseeing and mitigating risk

The EB manages risk through a framework of prudent and effective controls, including horizon scanning.

The board is supported by our Head of Corporate Services.

Register of Interests 

ATTENDANCE 2014/15

Member

June 2014

 

 

 

 

Dr Bob McIntosh
Director Scotland

Yes

 

 

 

 

Dr James Pendlebury
Chief Executive, Forest Research Agency

Yes

 

 

 

 

Jean Lindsay
Director Central Services & Director Human Resources

Yes

 

 

 

 

Paul Snaith
Director Finance

Yes

 

 

 

 

Ian Gambles
Director England

No

 

 

 

 

Wilma Harper
Secretary to the Commissioners and Head of Corporate and Forestry Support

Yes