The Environment Minister, Hannah Blythyn, has announced the appointment of Martin Buckle as Chair of the Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee.
Martin has a background in planning, transport and regeneration, as well as flood risk management. He brings many years of experience managing multidisciplinary teams and has worked on and chaired a number of Boards and committees.
The Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee was established under the provision of the Environment (Wales) Act 2016. The purpose of the Committee is to advise Welsh Ministers on all flood and coastal erosion risk management matters in Wales, including raising awareness, preparation and community resilience to flooding.
Hannah Blythyn said:
“I am very pleased Martin Buckle has agreed to chair the Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee. His experience, knowledge and expertise will help us deliver our immediate and longer term national priorities set out in the forthcoming National Strategy for Flood and Coastal Risk.”
The chair of the Committee is paid £225 per day with a time commitment of up to 36 days per annum, with an initial tenure of 3 years. Martin Buckle does not hold any other ministerial appointment.
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 the political activity of appointees (if any declared) to be published. Martin Buckle has not carried out any political activities in the last 5 years.