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  • by Trevor Loveday

Defra appoints three new board members for Joint Nature Conservation Committee

Defra, in conjunction with the devolved administrations, has appointed Catherine Denholm, Rosie Hails and Tom Meagher as board members of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC). The appointments are for three years.

Denholm is the chief operating officer for the Equality and Human Rights Commission. She was formerly deputy chair of NatureScot from 2019 to March 2022.

Hails is director of nature and science at the National Trust and a member of Defra’s Science Advisory Council and a Trustee and member of the Council for the Royal Socoety for the Protection of Birds

Meagher is Professor and Chair of plant biology at the University of St Andrews. He was previously a member of the Natural Environment Research Council and the Defra Science Advisory Committee.


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