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Title of new Welsh environment group announced

The new umbrella body that to replace the Environment Agency Wales, the Countryside Council for Wales and Forestry Commission Wales will be known as Natural Resources Wales.

The title – which in Welsh is Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - has been formally unveiled by Environment Minister John Griffiths.

Griffiths said: “This name communicates well the remit of the new body, covering all of the roles of the three current bodies, which will help to give confidence and reassurance to the new body’s customers and stakeholders. 

“Not only will the new body result in a more streamlined way of working for the benefit of its customers, it will also ensure more effective delivery, improved value for money and better outcomes for the people of Wales”.

The minister also announced the appointments of the ten non-executive directors:

  • Dr Mike Brooker
  • Rev Hywel Davies
  • Dr Ruth Hall
  • Dr Madeleine Havard
  • Harry Legge-Bourke
  • Andy Middleton
  • Morgan Parry
  • Nigel Reader
  • Prof Lynda Warren
  • Sir Paul Williams

Read their profiles here


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