Cockbain appointed to Natural England board

NFU uplands spokesman Will Cockbain has been appointed to the board of Natural England.

Mr Cockbain and Professor David Macdonald have been appointed to the board and will take effect from October 1 for three years. Each will receive a remuneration of £12,136 a year for 37 days work.

Mr Cockbain farms a large hill farm in the Lake District as part of a family partnership. He was an NFU County Chairman in 2002 and has been the NFU’s national uplands spokesman since 2004.

He currently chairs the grant panel for the North West Livestock programme and has recently been involved in promoting catchment sensitive farming to farmers.

David Macdonald CBE is the Professor of Wildlife Conservation and the director (and founder) of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at Oxford University. 

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