Virtual Live Briefing with Marian Spain, Chief Executive, Natural England

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When it comes to the environment and climate change, net zero and ocean plastic often take centre stage, with biodiversity, the natural environment, and animal and plant health taking a back seat. Natural England is the UK government's chief adviser on the natural environment in England, set up to protect nature and landscapes, not only for people to enjoy, but for the valuable services they provide. 

WIG is delighted to be joined by Marian Spain, Chief Executive of Natural England, for a Virtual Live Briefing this November. By tuning in you will:

  • Hear about the vital role that the natural environment plays in tackling the climate crisis, and what action must be taken to ensure sustainable biodiversity
  • Learn about Natural England's Nature Recovery Network, which brings together stakeholders from across industry, government, local authorities, and civil society, to protect the natural environment for the benefit of all
  • Understand how the work of Natural England supports economic and social wellbeing, as you enjoy the unique opportunity to put your questions directly to Marian


  • Marian Spain

    Chief Executive

    Natural England

    Marian was appointed Chief Executive of Natural England in May 2020, having carried out the role on an interim basis since December 2018. Marian was previously the Chief Executive of Plantlife International, the UK’s leading wild plant conservation charity, for 4 years. She joined the board of Natural England in March 2018 before relinquishing this role on becoming Interim Chief Executive. Until November 2018, Marian was a Secretary of State appointed member of the New Forest National Park Authority and was previously a trustee of the Campaign for National Parks. 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 Marian worked for the Environment Agency and also held a number of roles at the Countryside Agency.


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