RIDE Forum - Governance

Secretariat

Day-to-day activities are managed by the RIDE Forum Secretariat, which is hosted by the Natural Environment Research Council in Swindon.

Sasha Leigh
Head of policy partnerships
snbl@nerc.ac.uk

Penny Gordon
Programme manager – policy partnerships
peac@nerc.ac.uk

The RIDE Forum is overseen by a senior group of representatives from each of the 21 member organisations. The Members' Forum meets twice a year and oversees all the Forum's activities, from strategic planning to delivery and monitoring the impact of outputs.

Members' Forum

  • Arts & Humanities Research Council - Gary Grubb
  • Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council - Brian Harris
  • Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy - Cath Bremner
  • Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs - Iain Williams / Mike Collins
  • Department for Transport - Iarla Kilbane-Dawe
  • Economic & Social Research Council - Andy Gibbs
  • Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council - Philippa Hemmings
  • Environment Agency - Doug Wilson
  • Forestry Commission - James Pendlebury
  • Innovate UK - Nick Cliffe
  • Medical Research Council - Nathan Richardson
  • Met Office - Vicky Pope
  • Natural England - Gary Kass / Rebecca Lodge
  • Natural Environment Research Council - Sophie Laurie (deputy chair)
  • Natural Resources Wales - Kathryn Monk
  • Science & Technology Facilities Council - Kevin Smith
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency - Paula Charleston / Peter Singleton
  • Scottish Government - Liam Kelly
  • Welsh Government - Chris Lea (chair)