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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
Paul Snaith, Director Finance
Ian Gambles, Director England
Wilma Harper, Secretary to the Commissioners and Head of Corporate and Forestry Support

The Executive Board meets four times per year.  The Executive Board (EB) is responsible for:

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

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.

  • Approving and overseeing plans to deliver the strategic cross-border activities and shared services of the Forestry Commission

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.

  • Setting targets and monitoring performance of Forest Research 

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.

  • Providing leadership on health and safety and equality and diversity

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

  • Monitoring 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 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.

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD ATTENDANCE 2013-14

 

Member

 May 2013

June 2013

Sept 2013

Nov 2013

Mar 2014

Dr Bob McIntosh
Director Scotland

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Dr James Pendlebury
Chief Executive, Forest Research Agency

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Jean Lindsay
Director Central Services & Director Human Resources

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Paul Snaith
Director Finance

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Ian Gambles
Director England

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

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

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes