Non-executive board member

Marian Spain

Marian Spain

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Biography

Marian is Chief Executive of Plantlife International, the UK’s leading wild plant conservation charity, a role she took up in 2014. She is also a Secretary of State appointed member of the New Forest National Park Authority.

She was formerly Ofwat’s Senior Director of Policy and Communications (2010 to 2013) and Director of Strategy at the Energy Saving Trust (2007 to 2010). Before that she worked for the Environment Agency and also held a number of roles at the Countryside Agency.

Marian’s appointment to the Natural England board is until 11 March 2021.

Non-executive board member

Non-executive board members of Natural England have collective responsibility for the strategic direction and overall performance of the organisation. They make sure that Natural England is properly and effectively managed and provide stewardship for the public funds entrusted to the organisation.