New Appointments to the Natural England Board

Defra Ministers have appointed four new non-executive members to the board of Natural England.

The new appointments include:

  • Rosamund Blomfield-Smith who has served on several boards, including Thames Water and Hartpury Agricultural College, and is currently chairman of Museum of London Archaeology.
  • Kim Shillinglaw who is a senior media executive and has previously worked as Controller of BBC2 and BBC4 and Head of Science and Natural History Commissioning at the BBC.
  • Kerry ten Kate who is an independent consultant, advising governments, companies, banks and civil society organisations on how best to integrate the natural environment into economic decision-making.
  • Peter Unwin is an ex-civil servant with ten years Board level experience as Director General at Defra and DCLG and a spell as acting Permanent Secretary at Defra.

Board members at Natural England support the executive team in driving across the full range of its functions.