Julie James MS, Minister for Climate Change has appointed six members to the board of Natural Resources Wales.
The Minister for Climate Change, Julie James MS has appointed Professor Pete Fox, Kathleen Palmer, Helen Pittaway, and Professor Rhys Jones as new Members of the Board of Natural Resources Wales (NRW). The Minister has also reappointed Professor Calvin Jones and Mark McKenna who will both serve their second term as Members of the Board.
The Board of NRW has accountability for ensuring NRW exercises its legislative functions appropriately and effectively. It is also responsible to Welsh Ministers for the ways in which NRW delivers against the Ministerial remit letter.
These appointments were to six positions on the Board. A Board Member:
- suitable for appointment as Chair of Board Finance Sub Committee;
- suitable for appointment as Chair of Board Flood Risk Management Committee;
- suitable for appointment as member of the Wales Land Management Forum;
- suitable for appointment as Chair of the Board Audit & Risk Committee;
- with experience of social/community engagement and the third sector and/or social enterprise;
- and with knowledge of the timber and renewable energy markets, were each sought.
Members of the Board of NRW are remunerated at £350 per day for a maximum of 36 days per year. Additional remunerated days may attach to Members who Chair Board sub-committees.
The terms of these appointments are:
Kathleen Palmer: 1 April 2023 to 31 October 2026
Professor Pete Fox: 7 February 2023 to 31 October 2026
Helen Pittaway: 7 February 2023 to 31 October 2026
Professor Rhys Jones: 9 May 2023 to 31 October 2027
Professor Calvin Jones: 1 March 2023 to 31 October 2028
Mark McKenna: 1 March 2023 to 31 October 2028
These appointment were made in accordance with the Governance Code on Public Appointments.
All appointments were made on merit following an open, competitive process. Political activity plays no part in the selection process.
In the last five years, none of the appointees have been employed by a political party, held a significant office in a party, stood as a candidate for a party in an election, publicly spoken on behalf of a political party, nor made significant donations or loans to a party.