Queen approves re-appointment of three forestry commissioners

The Queen has approved the reappointment of three Forestry Commissioners for further terms.

They are Judith Webb and Jon Owen Jones, Forestry Commissioners for Wales, and Sir Harry Studholme, who is a Commissioner for England.

Judith Webb has been reappointed for a further four years. She runs a business specialising in woodland management, land-use policy and conservation schemes. She is a Secretary of State appointee to the Cotswolds AONB Conservation Board, a member of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society's Forestry Committee, and an independent member of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee. She has previously been Chair of Defra's Rural Development Service and a member of the Forestry Commission's National Committee for England and Advisory Committee for Wales.

Jon Owen Jones has been reappointed for a further three years. He chairs the Forestry Commission's National Committee for Wales, and is a former MP, a former Minister for the Environment, Farming and Forestry in the Welsh Office, and a former member of the UK Parliament's Environmental Audit and Health Select Committees.

Sir Harry Studholme has been reappointed for one year. Sir Harry has been involved in business in South West England for more than 30 years in manufacturing, land management and insurance. He is Chairman of the South West Regional Development Agency, the South West Chamber of Rural Enterprise, and the Finding Sanctuary Steering Group working to create Marine Protected Areas off South West England. He is a member of the South West Rural Affairs Forum, and former chairman of South West Food and Drink. His own business interests include the Perridge Estate, which includes farmland, woodland, housing and light industry.

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