Authority members

Eastern IFCA is a statutory committee which meets quarterly, to receive reports from the Authority’s officers, take decisions on fisheries and conservation management, and to direct officers to conduct work on its behalf to discharge its duties. Eastern IFCA is primarily funded by its three constituent County Councils (Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk) and it also receives some funding from Defra.

The Authority’s 21 Members comprise: 7 County Councillors from across the constituent Councils; 1 representative each from the MMO, Natural England, and the Environment Agency; 11 individuals appointed by the MMO for their expertise and knowledge of various marine sectors.

To read more about our members please click their name to read the profiles that each member has provided.


Member Affiliation  
Mr S Bagley MMO Appointee
Dr S Bolt MMO Appointee
Mr Ian Bowell MMO Appointee
Cllr Michael Chenery of Horsbrugh Norfolk County Council
Mr Kieran Copeland MMO Appointee
Cllr Peter Coupland Lincolnshire County Council
Ms T Davey MMO Appointee
Mr J Davies MMO Appointee
Cllr T Fitzpatrick (Vice Chair) Norfolk County Council
Mr P Garnett MMO Appointee
Mr I Hirst Environment Agency Representative
Ms G Roberts Natural England Representative
Mr J Rowley MMO Representative
Mr K Shaul MMO Appointee
Cllr Paul Skinner (Chair Lincolnshire County Council
Ms Inge Smith MMO Appointee
Cllr Melanie Vigo di Gallidoro Suffolk County Council
Mr M Warner MMO Appointee
Mr S Williamson MMO Appointee

Authority Meeting Papers

MMO Appointee DPIs

EIFCA Code of Conduct for Authority Members



Last updated: 04/10/2021

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