Our governance

Find out about our board and committees.

Ministers and Commissioners

The Forestry Commission is both a government department and a statutory body with a board of Commissioners. Find out about our Ministers and Commissioners

The Forestry Commission England Executive Board

The Forestry Commission England Executive Board sets the strategic framework for all of our business in England.

National Committee for England

The National Committee for England develops forestry policy, gives strategic direction to the Forestry Commission in England and supports partnerships with stakeholders.

Forestry Commission England Plus Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (The ARAC)

The ARAC is a non-executive sub-committee of the National Committee, which it supports in issues relating to risk, control, governance and assurance.

Forestry and Woodlands Advisory Committees

Forestry and Woodlands Advisory Committees (FWACs) advise the Forestry Commission on implementing forestry and related policies in 9 regions.

Applicants’ Focus Group

The Applicants’ Focus Group provides advice to the Forestry Commission and helps shape operational practice.