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Richard Benwell
Dr Richard Benwell will be advising Michael Gove

1. Benwell moves to DEFRA to advise on environmental policy

The head of government affairs at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), Dr Richard Benwell, will be moving to DEFRA at the end of the month, ENDS can confirm.

Benwell will serve as policy adviser to Michael Gove as part of the civil service from 29 May.

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