JNCC Directors

 

Marcus Yeo - Managing DirectorMarcus Yeo - Chief Executive

 

The main responsibilities of the post are to:

  • Chair the Executive Management Board and provide leadership to the JNCC Support Company.
  • Maintain overall responsibility for business management and company performance, and manage major risks.
  • Act as Accounting Officer for JNCC.
  • Work with the Chair and Committee Members to develop and renew the Committee's strategic direction, statements and plans, and ensure that these are translated into JNCC’s corporate and business plans.
  • Provide advice and guidance to the Chairman and Committee Members across the whole range of Committee business.
  • Develop and maintain sound and effective relationships at a senior level with key stakeholders, including the country conservation bodies, Defra and other Whitehall departments, devolved administrations, other statutory bodies, and non-governmental organisations.

 

John Goold - Marine Operations Director

 

Responsible for marine protected areas identification, post-designation advice and offshore industries advice.  These activities include support for the development of EC fisheries measures, advice to offshore industries, and advice to competent authorities on plans and projects primarily relating to the oil and gas, marine aggregates and marine renewable energy sectors.  Former experience in marine scientific research, thematic research programme management, academia, and marine consultancy.

Internally a member of JNCC’s executive management board and senior management forum.

Externally a member of the offshore wind programme board, established out of the cross government cost reduction task force recommendations.

John Goold has a degree in Marine Biology & Zoology, a PhD in Oceanography, and 24 peer reviewed marine publications.

 

 

Sue McQueen – Governance and Corporate Services Director

 

Sue McQueen – Director of Corporate Services

The main responsibilities of the post are to:

  • Serve as a member of the Executive Management Board and provide leadership to the JNCC Support Company.
  •  Ensure effective development and delivery of JNCC’s work programmes, and manage corporate risks, in particular those for:
  • corporate governance;
  • communications;
  • marketing and business development;
  • support services (Finance and procurement, HR and office services);
  • income generation; and 
  • information management.
  •  Maintain and develop systems of control, including policies and procedures, for the areas set out above. 
  • Support the Chief Executive  and Chairman in managing and developing the Committee and company Board, including acting as company secretary.
  • Provision of advice to the Chief Executive , Chair and Committee on corporate strategy.
  • Represent JNCC externally at a senior level with key stakeholders (including country conservation bodies, UK Government departments and devolved administrations, non-governmental organisations and others).

 

Paul Rose – Standards and Advice DirectorPaul Rose – Director of Evidence & Advice

 

The main responsibilities of the post are to:

  • Serve as a member of the Executive Management Board and fulfill associated corporate governance and risk management duties.
  • Support and provide leadership to the six  JNCC science programmes and ensure that their work is effectively planned and communicated to corporate planning deadlines.
  • Oversee and advise on the allocation of staff and financial resources for JNCC’s science work
  • Give strategic direction to new and emerging science issues for JNCC including the International science policy interface.
  • Support and provide strategic advice to the Chief Executive  and Committee on science issues.
  • Represent JNCC externally at a senior level with key stakeholders (including through serving on the country conservation agencies Chief Scientists Group).

 

 

Steve Gibson - Evidence Director

Steve Gibson

The main responsibilities of the post are to:

  • To serve as a member of JNCC's Executive Management Board to approve policies and procedures, to oversee staffing issues, including Health & Safety, to manage corporate risks and also a programme of progressive change;
  • Advise the Joint Committee on the strategic direction of JNCC's marine work, and answer to the Committee for the effective discharge of JNCC's marine work programme;
  • To lead and manage the marine evidence work of JNCC.  This includes mapping, monitoring, assessment, also a joint role on protected site evidence with John Goold, OSPAR and MSFD, and marine input to international fora;
  • To line manager the Heads of the Marine Monitoring and Mapping, and Ecosystem Assessment teams, and to provide leadership, motivation and support to team managers in the conduct of their work;
  • Represent JNCC externally at a senior level with key stakeholders (including through serving as a member of the inter-agency Chief Scientist Group).