UK's Centre for Ecology & Hydrology have appointed a new Board of Trustee Directors and will govern the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology once it becomes an independent research institute on 1 December 2019.
Upon independence we will be re-named the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) and become a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee with charitable status. We will continue to deliver excellent environmental science across water, land and air, and to serve as a strategic delivery partner for the Natural Environment Research Council, part of UK Research and Innovation.
The Trustee Directors, together, bring a wealth of relevant experience to the governance of the organisation. Their wide range of backgrounds - in key areas such as environmental research and policy, business strategy, finance, people and change leadership and communications - and their strategic understanding and knowledge across the business landscapes of our operation, will benefit our newly independent institute. Their recruitment has taken place over a number of months, enabling them to work with us during our transition to independence.
The new Chair of the UKCEH Board, Lord Cameron of Dillington, former Chairman of the Countryside Agency, says: “The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is a world-class research institute, whose science addresses critical contemporary issues such as building resilience to climate change and preventing pollution. My fellow trustees and I are looking forward to working with the executive team to continue delivering excellent science which has a global impact.”
Professor Mark Bailey, Director of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, who will also become a Trustee Director of the new research centre, adds: “We are honoured to welcome the Trustee Directors to the organisation. We are fortunate to have such an experienced and skilled Board in place to guide UKCEH at the beginning of this exciting new chapter for our organisation.”