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How we are managed

An overview of our management arrangements, including information about our Chair and Board, and the names of our staff

Our Chair and Board 

  • Diane McCrea (Chair)
  • Dr Madeleine Havard (Deputy Chair)
  • Sir Paul Williams
  • Andy Middleton
  • Nigel Reader
  • Dr Ruth Hall
  • Elizabeth Haywood
  • Karen Balmer
  • Howard Davies
  • Zoë Henderson
  • Chris Blake

The Chief Executive of Natural Resources Wales, Dr Emyr Roberts, is also a full Board member.

View more information about our Chair and Board.

The Executive Team 

  • Chief Executive – Dr Emyr Roberts
  • Executive Director for Operations North and Mid Wales – Tim Jones
  • Executive Director for Operations South Wales – Gareth O’Shea
  • Executive Director for Evidence, Policy and Permitting – Ceri Davies
  • Executive Director for Organisational Development and People Management – Ashleigh Dunn
  • Executive Director for Finance and Corporate Services – Kevin Ingram
  • Director of Customer, Communications and Information – Catherine Smith
  • Transformation Portfolio Director – Niall Reynolds

Management Team Structure

We’ve produced a useful interactive map for our customers with contact details of our local natural resource management teams across Wales.

Related document downloads

Executive Organogram PDF [172.9 KB]
NRW board Terms of responsibility PDF [161.9 KB]

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