Our Board

Scottish Ministers appoint the Board of Scottish Natural Heritage to serve as our ultimate decision-making body.

Our Board members decide the strategic direction of our organisation, in line with the policy, planning and resources framework set by Scottish Ministers.

The Board appoints our Chief Executive and is supported by committees with a specialist focus on scientific advice, protected areas, and audit and risk.

Members of the public can watch the open sessions of our Board meetings, and anyone with experience in our field of work can apply to join the Board.

Our Board members are appointed as individuals – rather than to represent an organisation – and come from all walks of life.


Shelley Rennie, Board Business Manager
Telephone: 01463 725 010