Professor Mark J Bailey FAAM, FRSB Director CEH

Professor Mark J Bailey FAAM, FRSB
Director UKCEH

As chair of the UKCEH Executive Board and Science Board Mark has overall responsibility for the management and scientific leadership of UKCEH and gains input from staff through chairing the People and Communication Team (PACT). He is 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

Professor Alan Jenkins Deputy Director CEH and Director of Science

Professor Alan Jenkins
Deputy Director UKCEH and Director of Science

As well as deputising for the UKCEH Director, Alan leads on UKCEH's Science portfolio at the Executive and Science Board level, ensuring optimum integration, collaboration and strategic planning for this part of UKCEH'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 MBA Director, Impact & Innovation

Dr Nick J Wells MBA
Director, Impact & Innovation

Nick is the UKCEH Director of Impact & Innovation and Managing Director of UKCEH Enterprise Limited, and has responsibility for the impact and innovation strategy for UKCEH alongside business development, external communications, research contracts, commercialisation and quality assurance. He is a member of the UKCEH Science and Executive Boards and Executive Director of UKCEH Enterprise Limited. Previous posts include Head of Marketing at Cancer Research Technology, the technology development and commercialisation subsidiary of Cancer Research UK and postdoctoral research at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, USA. Nick has completed a DPhil, at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford and an MBA at the Open University Business School. More about Nick Wells

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Gill Lay
Director for People and Operations

Gill leads and directs UKCEH people management and internal communications approach, provision of facilities and health and safety and environment policy and advice to facilitate and enable UKCEH's continued delivery of science excellence. As a member of the UKCEH Executive Board she works alongside the other UKCEH Directors to support the sustainable delivery of UKCEH strategy. She is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

Sam Bullen

Sam Bullen
Director of Finance

Sam leads the finance aspects of UK CEH’s operations. He was previously Deputy Chief Financial Officer at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and he is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.