The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment has announced the reappointment of Tim Rollinson to the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE).
Tim Rollinson was first appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2009. He was until very recently the Director General of the Forestry Commission and has a long standing passion and commitment for the maintenance management of our natural resources. Mr Rollinson is also Chair of the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration.
This reappointment is for four years and will run from March 1, 2013 to February 28, 2017. Trustee appointments are not remunerated. Mr Rollinson holds no other Ministerial appointments.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a Non-Departmental Public Body established under the National Heritage (Scotland) Act 1985 and is primarily funded by the Scottish Government. Its mission is " exploring and explaining the world of plants for a better future " and its primary functions are: science, horticulture, education and information and visitor services.
The main purpose of the RBGE Board is to provide effective leadership, direction, support and guidance to the organization and to ensure that the policies and priorities of the Scottish Ministers (and the Scottish Government) are implemented.
The members of the Board have collective responsibility for overseeing the RBGE and pursuing the statutory remit as described above. The Board is responsible for agreeing the organization’s strategy; ensuring that the highest standards of governance are complied with; and is advised by the Regius Keeper who is not a member of the Board.
The reappointment is regulated by the Public Appointments Commissioner for Scotland.
All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity within the last five years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public. Mr Rollinson has undertaken no political activities over the last five years.
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