Role on Committee: - Independent
Date reappointed: 3 December
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
- 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.