Ms Judith Webb MBE Bsc PGCE MSc


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Judith Webb has been self employed for the last 20 years as an environmental consultant primarily involved in woodland & conservation practical management advice and contracting, also chairing and facilitation of a wide range of stakeholder / partnership groups including Deer Initiative Best Practice Group, England Woodland Biodiversity Group and the National Tree Safety Group.

She has also worked in the public and private sectors in England, Scotland and Wales, mostly woodland or farming linked, including as a farm conservation adviser, an urban fringe land management project officer, a local authority forestry officer and as technical & policy adviser on forestry & woodlands for the Confederation of Forest Industries and the Country Land & Business Association.

Judith holds a number of public appointments, currently as a Secretary of State Appointee to the New Forest National Park Authority and an Independent Member of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee.

Former appointments include Chairing Defra’s Rural Development Service during its transition into Natural England and also working as a Forestry Commissioner.

Judith used to farm part-time in West Wales and has been involved in the establishment of a number of bodies including the Small Woods Association, the Deer Initiative and the England Forest Industries Partnership.


Committee membership

  • Disciplinary Committee


Declaration of Interests


  • Independent Director, Deer Management Qualifications





Appointments to other bodies

  • Secretary of State Appointee, New Forest National Park Authority
  • Lay member, Judicial Complaints Investigations Office Review Panel
  • Lay member, Bar Standards Board Professional Conduct Committee
  • Independent Non-Executive Member, Joint Nature Conservation Committee

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations



  • Self employed forestry, environmental & land use consultant, Chair & Facilitator
  • Herefordshire Council Registration Officer - Marriages

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

  • BSc Joint Honours Biology & Geology
  • MSc Environmental Technology
  • PGCE

Interests relating to immediate family or close friends


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