Executive Committee (ExCo)

ExCo consists of individuals elected from the UK organisations in the IUCN membership. Those elected can then co-opt individuals to enhance the expertise of ExCo and assist in country representation. UK Government and the four statutory conservation agencies are represented and currently three of the six IUCN Commissions are represented by co-opted UK focal points. It is hoped this will increase over time until all IUCN Commissions are represented.

Meeting four times a year, ExCo conduct the business of the national committee in conjunction with the Chief Executive and Secretariat and reports to members at least once a year at a Members Meeting and AGM. In the national committee’s lifetime ExCo has met over 90 times. It is currently working to deliver its Workplan 2021-25 (Workplan 2017-20 v4)

Individuals representing Member organisations on the Executive Committee for 2019/20:

Elected Members:

Stephen Grady (Chair NCUK, Joint Nature Conservation Committee)

Stuart Brooks (Scottish Environment Link)

Kat Holmes (Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Lucy Lee (WWF-UK)

Jeff Knott  (Royal Society for Protection of Birds)

James Robinson (Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Chair PAWG)

Jo Judge (British and Irish Association of Zoos & Aquaria, Co-Chair SSWG)

Craig Bennett (The Wildlife Trusts)

Co-opted advisors:

Joanna Robertson (Hon. Archivist)

Catherine Wensink (UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum)

Daniela Russi (British Ecological Society)

Pamela Abbott (Independent, Chair ERWG)

Ex Officio:

Richard Jenkins (IUCN Secretariat, Global Species Programme)

Emma Goodyer (IUCN UK Peatland Programme)

Angus Tree (NatureScot, Chair River Restoration & Biodiversity Programme)

Nida Al-Fulaij (People’s Trust for Endangered Species, Co Chair SSWG)

Sophie Stenson (University of Exeter, Chair ECWG)

Susan Shaw (Living Law, Chair ELWG)

Chief Executive and Secretariat:

Chris Mahon

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