Professor Mark Bailey

Professor Mark J Bailey FAAM, FRSB
Director CEH

As chair of the CEH Executive Board and Science Board Mark has overall responsibility for the management and scientific leadership of CEH and gains input from staff through chairing the People and Communication Team (PACT). He is a member of the NERC Executive Board (NEB) and a Trustee-Director of Rothamsted Research. Mark is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and the American Academy of Microbiology, a Senior Editor for the ISME-Journal and sits on the Directors board of the Partnership for European Environmental Research. Key research interests include biogeochemical cycling, functional diversity and microbial metagenomics in the study of soil-plant-microbe interactions. More about Mark Bailey

Alan Jenkins

Professor Alan Jenkins
Deputy Director CEH and Director of Science

As well as deputising for the CEH Director, Alan leads on CEH's Science portfolio at the Executive and Science Board level, ensuring optimum integration, collaboration and strategic planning for this part of CEH's work. Alan is Hydrological Advisor for the UK Met Office with the World Meteorological Office, Chair of the UK National Focal Centre for the UNESCO International Hydrology Programme, Chair of the UK Committee for National and International Hydrology, UK delegate to the Governing Board of the EU Water Joint Programming Initiative, lead of the EU Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform Working Group on Management of Hydroclimatic Extremes, and UK representative to the European Network of Water Research Centres (EURAQUA). More about Alan Jenkins

Dr Nick J Wells

Dr Nick J Wells MBA
Director, Impact & Innovation

Nick has responsibility for the impact and innovation strategy for CEH alongside diversifying income and quality assurance. He is a member of the CEH Science and Executive Boards, as well as the NERC Executive Board Sub-committee for Commercialisation. Currently he is also the Governance & Funding Coordinator for the Natural Hazards Partnership and a member of the Management Group for Environmental Sciences to Services Partnership. More about Nick Wells

Jaqui Dingle

Jaqui Dingle
Director for People and Operations

Jaqui leads and directs CEH financial and people resource management, estates, IT and project support functions to facilitate and enable CEH's continued delivery of science excellence. As a member of the CEH Executive Board she works alongside the other CEH Directors to support the sustainable delivery of CEH and NERC strategy. She represents CEH on the NERC Executive Board Operations sub-committee, is a member of the NERC Programme Board on Ownership and Governance and the lead in CEH for this NERC programme. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

Kathleen Parsons

Kathleen Parsons
Director, Business & Finance

Kathleen leads on business and financial aspects of CEH strategy and operations and is a member of the Executive Board, working with the other CEH Directors to support the sustainable delivery of CEH strategy. Kathleen joined CEH in 2017 from Oxfam GB, where she was the International Finance & Systems Director for 9 years, leading on finance, systems and risk management for the International Programme. Before that she spent 13 years at GlaxoSmithKline in finance and management roles within their global manufacturing operations. Kathleen qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.