Strategic Policy Panel

Our Strategic Policy Panel (SPP) is a sub-committee of the Governing Board, which aims to:

  • Provide strategic leadership on the development and delivery of our policy positions and activities.
  • Provide strategic horizon-scanning and monitoring of external issues relevant to our work to identify areas of policy that we need to be proactive in.
  • Provide strategic oversight for partnerships and liaise with appropriate bodies in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Europe and internationally.
  • Guide, independently or with other organisations, responses to UK, Irish, European and international policy issues, through consultation responses, for example.
  • Guide the publishing of our reports and/or position briefings that inform policy-making and the public.
  • Guide the organisation of, or participation in, relevant meetings and events that communicate ecological science and practice to public and policy audiences.
  • Ensure that our views concerning relevant policy issues are represented to government, other bodies and the public.
  • Ensure that we are recognised by relevant external stakeholders as the voice of the profession.


There are a number of groups that report to the Strategic Policy Panel:

Current members of the SPP

  • Ben Kite CEcol MCIEEM (Chair)
  • Julie Bhatti CEnv MCIEEM
  • Felicite Dodd MCIEEM
  • Helen Evriviades MCIEEM
  • Martina Girvan CEcol MCIEEM
  • Paul Goriup CEcol CEnv FCIEEM
  • Martyn Kelly CEcol CEnv FCIEEM
  • Craig Llewellyn MCIEEM
  • Orla Maguire CEnv MCIEEM
  • Brandon Murray MCIEEM
  • Malcom Robertson CEnv MCIEEM
  • Peter Shepherd MCIEEM
  • Bill Wadsworth CEnv MCIEEM
  • Mike Willis CEcol FCIEEM
  • Gavin Wilson MCIEEM
  • Will Woodrow CEcol MCIEEM

For more information on the SPP please contact