Karen Lepper is Deputy Director in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and is responsible for policy on the Common Agricultural Policy. She has extensive experience of a range of roles in Defra and its predecessors, working on a variety of policy areas including waste, floods, climate change and customer insight.
UKCB Board Member for Defra
The UK Co-ordinating Body Management Board includes a representative of each of the 4 departments that own UKCB:
- the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- the Welsh Government
- the Scottish Government
- the Northern Ireland Executive
The chairmanship of the Board rotates between the 4 representatives.