Natural England’s people bring a wide range of knowledge and skills to the challenges of safeguarding our natural environment - combining expertise in farming and land management; conservation and ecology; terrestrial and marine biology; land use planning and landscape architecture; geology and hydrology with a track record of delivering a first class service to our customers and value for money.
Natural England’s strategy, direction and performance are overseen by our Board.
The Chief Executive and Executive Board provide operational leadership to Natural England’s staff, ensuring resources are allocated accordingly.
(16 September 2014) Natural England’s Chairman Andrew Sells and Chief Executive James Cross had the chance to see the ongoing work on coastal access and Marine Conservation Zones during their recent visit with our Sussex and Kent Area team.
(1 September 2014) James Cross has today started in his new role as Natural England’s Chief Executive, following the confirmation of his appointment in June.
(4 July 2014) Owen Paterson, the Secretary of State for Defra, confirmed today the appointment of five new members of Natural England’s Board.
(19 June 2014) Natural England’s Chairman, Andrew Sells continues his programme of visits to our stakeholders to get close to the work of Natural England’s key partners.
(2 June 2014) The Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson, has reappointed Mr Nigel Reader CBE as a Board member of Natural England for a further three years from 1 June 2014.
(23 May 2014) We were delighted to host our annual lunch at the Farmers’ Club today for those leading organisations across the rural economy. Guests were given a fascinating insight into the work and challenges facing Natural England by its recently appointed Chair Andrew Sells.
(16 May 2014) Natural England and Defra confirmed today that Acting Chief Executive Dave Webster will be leaving Natural England on 18 July to take on a new executive role within Defra.
(1 April 2014) The Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson, has decided to further extend Professor David Hill’s current appointment, as a board member and deputy chair of Natural England, by six months to 30 September 2014.
(19 March 2014) Natural England’s chairman, Andrew Sells, spoke at the launch of the second State of Natural Capital report on the 11 March 2014 alongside Secretary of State Owen Paterson and Chairman of the Natural Capital Committee Dieter Helm.
(9 January 2014) The Environment Secretary of State, Owen Paterson, announced today that Andrew Sells has been confirmed as the Chairman of Natural England.