Charles Banner QC appointed Deputy Chair of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Date: 26 February 2020
Charles Banner QC has been appointed Deputy Chair of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (“JNCC”), having been an independent non-executive board member of JNCC since 2017 (originally appointed by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs).
JNCC is a statutory public body that advises the UK Government and devolved administrations on UK-wide and international nature conservation. It has over 200 staff, and is overseen by the Joint Committee which is comprised of an Independent Chair, 5 Independent Members (including a Deputy Chair) appointed by the Secretary of State, and 2 board members of the statutory conservation bodies in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The appointment is until December 2023 and is a non-executive part-time role which Charles will hold in conjunction with his full-time practice from Keating Chambers.