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Executive Board

Membership

Ian Gambles, Director England, Chair
Simon Hodge, Chief Executive, Forest Enterprise Scotland Agency
Simon Hodgson, Chief Executive, Forest Enterprise England Agency
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
  • Health and safety Strategy
  • 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 2016-17

 Member

 July  
2016

 Sep
2016

 Oct
2
016

 Dec
2016

 Jan
2017

 March
2017

 April
2017

 June 2017

 Oct 2017

 Ian Gambles

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 No

 

 Simon Hodge

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 

 Simon
 Hodgson 

 No

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 

 Jean Lindsay

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes 

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 

 Jo O’Hara

 Yes

 Yes

 No

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 

 James   Pendlebury

 No

 No

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 No

 Yes