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National Committee for England

Membership

  • Sir Harry Studholme, Chair
  • Ian Gambles, Director England
  • Keith Oates, Non-Executive Commissioner
  • Mary Barkham, Non-Executive Commissioner
  • Clive Tucker, Non-Executive Member
  • Mark Pountain, Non-Executive Member
  • Shirley Trundle, Non-Executive member (DEFRA)
  • Simon Hodgson, Chief Executive Forest Enterprise England
  • Steve Meeks, Finance Director
  • Richard Greenhous, Director Forest Services
  • PK Khaira-Creswell, Secretary and England SIRO

Terms of Reference

The National Committee for England is responsible for:

  •  working with the Westminster parliament and Whitehall departments to develop and promote forestry policy which meets England’s needs

  •  giving strategic direction to the Forestry Commission’s activities in England to ensure delivery of the England Forestry Strategy.

The National Committee will support the Forestry Commission in England to work in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders and supporting woodland owners and the wider forestry sector, in that country to deliver the England Forestry Strategy.

  •  identifying and allocating the resources required to meet objectives and monitoring performance in that country against agreed objectives.

The National Committee will review and approve corporate plans.  It will ensure appropriate stewardship of assets and use of public money.

The National Committee will regularly monitor financial and other performance and approve the annual reports for the Forestry Commission in England.

  •  setting targets for, and managing the performance of Forest Enterprise England in managing the public forest estate

  •  ensuring the safeguarding of resources in that country through internal control systems.

The National Committee will support the Accounting Officer, who will take advice from the Audit Committee for England, in ensuring that the business is effectively controlled.  In particular, it will ensure that systems are in place so that Commissioners are made aware in good time of any significant issues which would impact on the proper discharge of their duties.

Committee Members - Register of Interest

National committee meeting attendance 2015-16

Member

Apr 2015

Jun 2015

Jul 2015

Oct 2015

Nov 2015

2016 TBC

Sir Harry Studholme

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 

 

 

Ian Gambles

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 

 

 

Keith Oates

Absent

 Yes

 Yes

 

 

 

Mary Barkham

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 

 

 

Clive Tucker

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 

 

 

Mark Pountain

 Yes

 Absent

 Yes

 

 

 

Shirley Trundle

 Absent

 Yes

 Yes

 

 

 

Simon Hodgson

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 

 

 

Richard Greenhous

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 

 

 

Steve Meeks

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 

 

 

National committee meeting attendance 2014-15

Member

Apr 2014

Jun 2014

Jul 2014

Oct 2014

Nov 2014

Feb 2015

Sir Harry Studholme

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 Yes

 Yes

Ian Gambles

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 Yes

 Yes

Keith Oates

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 Yes

 Yes

Mary Barkham (from Nov 2014)

-

-

-

-

Yes

 Yes

William Weston (until Dec 2014)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 Absent

 -

Clive Tucker

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 Yes

 Yes

Mark Pountain (from Feb 2015)

-

-

-

-

-

 Yes

Sarah Hendry

Absent

Yes

Absent

Absent

 Yes

 Absent

Simon Hodgson

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 Yes

 Yes

Richard Greenhous

Yes

Absent

Yes

Yes

 Yes

 Yes

Steve Meeks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 Yes

 Yes

National committee meeting attendance 2013-14

Member

Apr 2013

Jun 2013

Jul 2013

Sep 2013

Nov 2013

Jan 2014

Sir Harry Studholme Yes Yes Yes

Yes

Yes  Yes
Ian Gambles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes

Judith Webb (until Jan 2014) Absent  Yes Yes Yes Yes

 Yes

Keith Oates Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes

 Yes

William Weston Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Absent 

Clive Tucker (from July 2013) -

-

Yes Yes Yes

 Yes

Sarah Hendry

Yes 

Yes Yes Absent Absent

 Absent

Simon Hodgson Yes Yes Absent Yes Yes

Yes 

Richard Greenhous Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  Yes
Steve Meeks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 Yes

National committee meeting attendance 2012-13

Member

May 2012

Jun 2012 

Sep 2012

Nov 2012

Feb 2013

Pam Warhurst (until Dec 2012) Yes Yes Yes

Yes

-
Sir Harry Studholme (Chair from Jan 2013) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tim Rollinson (until Jan 2013) Yes Absent Yes Yes

-

Simon Hodgson Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes

Judith Webb (from Feb 2013) - - - - Yes
Keith Oates Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Yes
William Weston

Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sarah Hendry Yes Absent Absent Yes Yes
Brian Mahony Yes Absent Yes Yes Yes
Richard Greenhous Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Steve Meeks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Sub-Committees

Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC)