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Register of Interests

Joint Committee

 

Professor Tom Meagher 

Remuneration

  • Professor and Director of the Global Challenges Forum at University of St Andrews

Non-financial interests

  • Chair of St Andrews Botanic Garden Trust
  • Member of the Expert Committee on Forest Science and Forest Research

 

Professor Melanie Austen

Remuneration

  • Professor of Ocean and Society at the University of Plymouth

Shares and securities

  • Investments held through portfolio.  None of which cause conflicts of interest

Non-financial interests

  • Board Member of the Canadian Healthy Oceans Network (CHONe II)
  • Member of the DEFRA Science Advisory Council (SAC) Biodiversity Target Advisory Group
  • Member of UKRI’s Sustainable Management of Marine Resources Programme Strategic Advisory Group
  • Member of the Natural Capital Committee
  • Chair of North Devon Biosphere Reserve Partnership 
  • Research funding to support work undertaken by Researchers led by Professor Austen

 

Charles Banner KC

Remuneration

  • Self-employed Barrister at Keating Chambers
  • UK Independent Member of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency's Management Board
  • Member of the JNCC Remuneration Committee
  • Chair of the Advisory Committee of SAV Group

Shares and securities

  • Investments held through portfolio.  None of which cause conflicts of interest

Other relevant interests

  • Donor to and supporter of the Save Me Trust

 

Lord Blencathra

Remuneration

  • Deputy Chair of Natural England

Non-financial interests

  • Member of the House of Lords Liaison Committee
  • Member of The Council of Europe
  • Member of the Political Affairs and Democracy Committee of The Council of Europe
  • Rapporteur of The Council of Europe on Election Law Reform in Belarus
  • Board Member of Food Standards Agency

Political Activities

  • Member of the House of Lords sitting on the Conservative benches

Gifts and hospitality

  • Two–three lunches/dinners per annum hosted by the Tobacco manufacturers Association

 

Cath Denholm

Remuneration

  • Executive Director of Corporate Services at the Equality and Human Rights Commission

Non-financial interests

  • Board member – Turning Point Scotland

 

Aoife Martin

Remuneration

  • Director of Operations at Seafish (the Sea Fish Industry Authority)
  • Board member at NatureScot
  • Board member at the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

Non-financial interests

  • Chair of Audit and Governance Committee, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (US NGO)

Professor Julian Orford

Remuneration

  • Deputy Chair of the Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside (DAERA)

 

Professor Steve Ormerod

Remuneration

  • Professor of Ecology at the University of Cardiff
  • Deputy Chair of Natural Resources Wales
  • Board member of the GW4 Group of Universities (Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Cardiff) GW4 Water Security Alliance

Non-financial interests

  • Co-Director of the University Water Research Institute
  • Collaborated with Natural Resources Wales in a project around Llyn Brianne.
  • Vice President of the RSPB
  • Voluntary role on the editorial boards of three scientific journals (Global Change Biology; Freshwater Biology; Aquatic Conservation)
  • Member of the Science Advisory Group of the Environment Agency
  • Member of the Advisory Body of the Riverfly Partnership
  • Member of the peer-review college of the Natural Environment Research Council
  • Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, Royal Society of Biology and Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
  • Chartered Ecologist (through CIEEM)
  • Member of the British Ecological Society, Freshwater Biological Association, British Trust for Ornithology, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Society for Freshwater Sciences, Wildlife Trusts of South and West Wales, Lancashire Wildlife Trust, Gwent Wildlife Trust, Butterfly Conservation, Buglife and the Marine Conservation Society
  • Publications in Scientific literature
  • Work occasionally covered by the print and broadcast media, and occasional comment on this work in newsprint, radio and television
  • Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society

Other relevant interests

  • Spouse is Director of the University Water Research Institute

 

Professor Peter Higgins

Remuneration

  • Professor at the University of Edinburgh – Academic Institution
  • Board member of NatureScot – Scottish Government NDGB

 

Professor Rhys Jones

Remuneration

  • Professor of Geography at Aberystwyth University, HEI
  • Non-Executive Director at Natural Resources Wales, Environmental Organisation

Non-financial Interests

  • Elder and Trustee of Morfa Chapel, Aberystwyth

Political activities

  • Member of Plaid Cymru – no significant political activity undertaken

 

 

Audit and Risk Assurance Committee

 

Karen Balmer

Remuneration

  • Chief Executive Officer at Groundwork North Wales
  • Board member at Natural Resources Wales
  • Independent member of the JNCC ARAC

Related undertakings

  • Trustee and Director at Cycling 4 All
  • Company Secretary at IK Tech Ltd

Land and Buildings

  • Wild Ground – The subsidiary of Groundwork North Wales owns land within special areas of conservation locally in North East Wales that are designated SSSIs. No direct ownership

Non-financial interests

  • Member of CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy)

Other relevant Interests

  • Spouse is a Director of IK Tech Ltd

 

Nigel Reader

Remuneration

  • Non-executive Advisor for The Environment Bank
  • Member of the Management Board and Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC) for the Animal & Plant Health Agency
  • Chair of Welsh Government Health & Social Services ARAC and Member of Welsh Government Overarching ARAC
  • Independent Member of the JNCC ARAC
  • Director at Enefar Limited (inactive since 2012)

Shares and securities

  • Investments held through portfolio. None of which cause conflicts of interest

Non-financial interests

  • Trustee and Treasurer for Excellent Development
  • Chair, Trustee and Director for Groundwork North Wales
  • Trustee and Director for Refurbs Flintshire
  • Trustee and Director for Wild Ground
  • Trustee and Director for Pedal Power/Cycling4All
  • Entertainer to Care Homes with fund-raising for Pedal Power/Cycling4All

Other relevant interests

  • Pension drawn from the Environment Agency active pension fund
  • Spouse has pension drawn from the Environment Agency active pension fund

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