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Executive Board

Membership

Ian Gambles, Director England, Chair
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 2015/16

Member

Oct 2015

Dec 2015

Jan 2016

Mar 2016

April 2016

June 2016

July 2016

Sept 2016

Oct 2016

Ian Gambles

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

Wilma Harper

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

-

-

-

-

-

Simon Hodge

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

Simon Hodgson

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

Jean Lindsay

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

Jo O’Hara

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

 

 

 

 

 

James Pendlebury

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes