The BESS programme Directorate is based at the University of York and is responsible for overseeing the proper management and coordination of the research and knowledge exchange activities undertaken, to ensure an integrated programme with maximum impact.
Prof Dave Raffaelli, Director
Prof Piran White, Deputy Director
Dr Kevin Hicks, Project Manager
Dr Steve Cinderby, Communications & Impact Manager
Dr Zoë Austin, Communications & Impact
Howard Cambridge, Website Manager
Laura Harrison - Knowledge Exchange/Engagement
Annemarieke de Bruin, Project Management & Monitoring
Douglas Wang, PMEC Database Development
Toshiko Smith, PA to Directorate
The Programme Advisory Group (PAG) will provide independent strategic advice on the programme research direction to the Directorate and Programme Executive Board.
Dr Sally Baillie, Forestry Commission
Prof Tim Benton, University of Leeds
Dr Joanna Drewitt, Scottish Government
- Dr Julia Garritt, Forestry Commission – from 2015
Dr Jenny Gill, University of East Anglia
Dr Jan Hiddink, University of Bangor
Dr Simon Pickles, North East Yorkshire Ecological Data Centre
Prof Guy Poppy, University of Southampton
Dr Mark Reed, University of Aberdeen
Dr Andrew Stott, Defra
Dr Rick Stuart, EDIC CEH Lancaster
Dr Ruth Waters, Natural England
Dr Allan Watt, NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
The Programme Executive Board (PEB) is responsible for providing the strategic direction for the programme, and is the ultimate decision making authority for the programme.
- Dr Dominique Butt, Senior Science Programme Officer
- Dr Simon Kerley, Head of Terrestrial Ecosystems
- Prof Dave Raffaelli, BESS Director
- Prof Piran White, BESS Deputy Director
The Secretariat based at NERC Swindon Office will liaise with the programme governing bodies to ensure efficient delivery of programme activities, coordinate grant funding activities and provide administrative support to the PEB.
- Dominique Butt, Senior Science Programme Officer
- Hannah Corney & Lucy Hopewell, Science Programmes Officer