Bob Brown - Joint CommitteeBob Brown


Role on Committee: - Independent member

Date reappointed:  3 December 2012




Bob Brown has worked in research and wildlife conservation for about 40 years, specialising in marine and bird conservation issues.  For ten years he managed the National Trust’s Strangford Lough coast and islands for their birds and marine wildlife. In 1991 he became Director of RSPB’s operations in N Ireland, working on the Province`s most important birds and their habitats.  Currently working independently, he has played a key role in a large number of conservation related projects.  He has supported Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and UK governments in their work on biodiversity conservation, and contributed to the work of the Irish Sea Forum, Marine Conservation Society, Ulster Wildlife Trust at various times.  In his spare time he travels widely, notably in the arctic and south America, where he leads natural history tours.  In 2004 he was awarded an OBE for services to nature conservation.


Relevant past and present appointments


  • Member of N Ireland’s Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside (CNCC)
  • Represented CNCC on JNCC 2005-2009
  • Chair of Northern Ireland Biodiversity Group 2004-2010
  • Member of the Biodiversity Working Group of the European Environment Advisory (and Sustainable Development) Council on behalf of CNCC and NIBG.
  • Member of the UK Biodiversity Partnership and the Biodiversity Forum in the Republic of Ireland.