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Executive Board

Membership

Ian Gambles, Director England, Chair
Wilma Harper, Head of Corporate and Forestry Support
Simon Hodge, Chief Executive, Forest Enterprise Scotland
Simon Hodgson, Chief Executive, Forest Enterprise England
Jean Lindsay, Director Central Services
Jo O’Hara, Head of Forestry Commission Scotland
James Pendlebury, Chief Executive, Forest Research Agency

The board meets eight times per year.

Terms of Reference:

To take decisions, on the advice of the Director Central Services, on shared matters which affect the Forestry Commission as a whole and have not been fully devolved to England and Scotland.  For the time being, this includes:

  • Pay
  • Terms and conditions of employment
  • HR Policy
  • Strategy and policy in health and safety, and equality and diversity
  • Any other matters within the remit of the Central Services Management Board which Director Central Services determines should be referred to EB for decision.

To co-ordinate the process of organisational change. For the time being, this includes:

  • Discussing and identifying interdependencies and cross-cutting issues associated with change programmes in the constituent parts of the FC.
  • Working collaboratively to ensure that individual programmes enable the realisation of programme objectives across the constituent parts of the FC in order to avoid unnecessary costs or adverse impacts on staff, and to maintain business continuity during change.
  • Acting as programme board in support of the SRO for the Legal and Corporate Project, advising the Forestry Commissioners and overseeing the implementation of their decisions.

The board is supported by our Head of Corporate Services.

Register of Interests 

ATTENDANCE 2015/15

Member

April 2015

June 2015

 July
2015

 Sep
2015

 Oct
2015

Ian Gambles
Director England

Yes

Yes

 Yes

 

 

Simon Hodgson
Chief Executive
Forest Enterprise
England

Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 

 

Jean Lindsay
Director Central
Services & Director
Human Resources

Yes

 Yes

Yes

 

 

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

Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 

 

Jo O’Hara, Deputy
Director
Scotland

Yes

 Yes

 No

 

 

Simon Hodge
Chief Executive
Forest Enterprise
Scotland

Yes

 No

Yes

 

 

Dr James Pendlebury
Chief Executive, Forest
Research Agency

 Yes  Yes

 Yes