The Executive Board meets four times per year. It has six members and is chaired by the Director Scotland. The other members are the Director England, Director Central Services, Chief Executive of Forest Research, Director Finance and the Head of Corporate & Forestry Support.
The Executive Board (EB) is responsible for:
The EB will make decisions on those issues which impact on the FC as a whole and therefore responsibility cannot be devolved e.g. staff pay and conditions.
The EB will oversee the operation of cross border activities and shared services. It will approve the strategies for each main area and recommend the Corporate Plan for cross border activities to Commissioners.
The EB will oversee the relationship between the Forest Research Agency and Director Corporate Services. The EB will achieve this through approving Forest Research’s Framework Document or other Memorandum of Agreement and by recommending its Corporate Plan to Commissioners.
The EB will provide a clear vision for health and safety and equality and diversity within the Forestry Commission.
The EB will manage risk through a framework of prudent and effective controls, including horizon scanning.
The Executive Board is supported by the FC’s Head of Corporate Services, who can be reached here.