RIDE Forum


Contact details and governance

The RIDE Forum secretariat manages day-to-day activities. It is hosted by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) in Swindon.

You can contact either of these people.

Daniel Knight, programme manager (research)

Email: daniel.knight@nerc.ukri.org

Penny Gordon, senior programme manager

Email: penny.gordon@nerc.ukri.org


The forum is overseen by a senior group of representatives from each of the 24 member organisations.

The group meets twice a year. It oversees all the forum’s activities, from strategic planning to delivery and monitoring the impact of outputs.

The group members are:

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council, Lucy Hackett
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Harriet Trewin
  • Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Northern Ireland), Alistair Carson
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, James Davey
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Robert Bradburne
  • Department for Transport, Dan Hills
  • Economic and Social Research Council, Susie Stevenson
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Mark Tarplee
  • Environment Agency, Glenn Watts
  • Forestry Commission, Richard Morris (until end of August 2022)
  • Innovate UK, Nick Cliffe
  • Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Christine Maggs
  • Medical Research Council, Graham Campbell
  • Met Office, Melissa Welsh
  • Natural England, Humphrey Crick
  • Natural Environment Research Council, Sarah Webb
  • Natural Resources Wales, Richard Cardwell
  • Nature Scot, Des Thompson
  • Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Sara McGuckin
  • Office for National Statistics, Neil Wilson
  • Science and Technology Facilities Council, Matt Chisholm
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Peter Singleton (Chair)
  • Scottish Government, Sallie Bailey
  • Welsh Government, Simon Baldwin.

Last updated: 12 August 2022

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