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Meet our senior leaders

Marcus Yeo - Chief Executive

The main responsibilities of this post are to:

  • Manage JNCC on a day to day basis and oversee the delivery of its work.
  • Acts as Accounting Officer for JNCC, with responsibility for the efficient and effective use of resources.
  • Work with the Chair and Committee Members to set strategic direction for JNCC, and translate this into annual business plans.
  • Develop and maintain sound working relationships at a senior level with key stakeholders in government and elsewhere.
Chair the Executive Leadership Team and provide leadership to the JNCC Support Company

Professor Christine Maggs - Chief Scientist

The main responsibilities of this post are to:

  • Lead JNCC’s science, evidence and advice functions ensuring JNCC's work is underpinned by high-quality science and evidence.
  • Promote learning and development and building JNCC’s scientific and technical capability in critical areas.
  • Champion innovation to test new techniques and approaches.
  • Encourage activities that diversify and increase income and leverage resources through collaboration with partners.
  • Be a high-profile and influential advocate for JNCC’s science, evidence and advice, promoting JNCC’s reputation as a scientific authority on UK and international nature conservation.
  • Develop relationships at a senior level within the environmental science and policy communities, including UK and devolved governments, the wider public sector, NGOs and research organisations.
Professor Christine Maggs - Chief Scientist and Deputy Chief Executive

Chris Brooks FCA - Director of Finance and Resources

The main responsibilities of this post are to:

  • Serve as a member of the Executive Leadership Team and provide leadership to the JNCC Support Company.
  • Ensure effective development and delivery of JNCC’s work programmes and manage corporate risks.
  • Manage Finance and Procurement, Human Resources, Facilities, Communications and Business Development teams.
  • Maintain and develop systems of control, including policies and procedures. 
  • Support the Chief Executive and Chairman in managing and developing the Committee and Company Board, including acting as Company Secretary.
  • Provide advice to the Chief Executive, Chair and Committee on corporate strategy.
  • Represent JNCC externally at a senior level with key stakeholders (including country conservation bodies, UK Government departments and devolved administrations, non-governmental organisations and others).
Chris Brooks FCA - Director of Finance and Resources

Dr. John Goold - Director

The main responsibilities of this post are to:

  • Oversee JNCC's work on marine protected areas, marine species, marine monitoring and evidence, marine ecosystems, offshore industries advice, and certain elements of JNCC's international work.  
  • Serve internally as a member of JNCC’s Science Management Board, Resource & Planning Board, and Executive Leadership Team. 
  • Serve externally as a member of the offshore wind programme board, established out of the cross government cost reduction task force recommendations.
John Goold - Director of Marine Operations

Paul Rose – Director

The main responsibilities of this post are to:

  • Serve as a member of the Science Management Board, Resource & Planning Board and Executive Leadership Team, and fulfil associated corporate duties.
  • Support and provide leadership to JNCC’s programmes of work for international advice, marine ecosystems and assessment, ecosystems analysis, Overseas Territories and natural capital.
  • Ensure that work is effectively planned and communicated to deliver JNCC’s strategy and achieve priority outcomes.
  • Oversee and advise on the allocation of approximately 50 staff for JNCC’s work.
  • Support and provide strategic advice to the Chief Executive and Committee.
  • Meet income targets.
  • Represent JNCC externally at a senior level with key stakeholders.
Paul Rose – Director of Standards and Advice

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