Management Group

UKEOF is governed by a Management Group (MG) comprising representatives of the UKEOF partners and the Secretariat. The MG meets four times a year (two physical meetings and two telecons).

Chair: Ben Ditchburn, Forestry Commission (interim role)


British Geological Survey (NERC) John Bloomfield
Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Northern Ireland) David Charlton
(corresponding member)
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Amy Thomas-Sparkes
Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs Mark Jacob
Ben Ditchburn (MG Chair)
Economic and Social Research Council Lizzie Hinchcliffe
Environment Agency Jennifer Taylor
Forest Research Sheila Ward
Joint Nature Conservation Committee Hannah Hoskins
Met Office Tom Butcher
Kirsty McBeath
Natural England Katie Clark
Oliver Grafton (alternate)
Natural Environment Research Council Simon Kerley
Natural Resources Wales Sue Byrne
NatureScot Philippa Vigano
Office of National Statistics Hazel Trenbirth
Scottish Environment Protection Agency Peter Singleton
Scottish Government Sandra Marks
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Eleanor Blyth
UK Space Agency Beth Greenway
Welsh Government Oliver Massey
UKEOF Secretariat (based at UKCEH)

Don Monteith (Secretariat lead)
Jo Savage (MG meeting secretary)

(Last revised 8 March 2024)