Introducing the CMS Consortium

The CMS software is used by a significant range of organisations but users can join the CMS Consortium and help direct the management of CMS. The list of member organisations are shown to the right. 


The Consortium is a company limited by guarantee (Companies House number 07728096) which has a Board which acts as a 'think-tank' to focus developments of the software, and to initiate and fund projects which explore new applications. The current Directors on the Board are: 

  • Ben Le Bas (Natural England)
  • Jolanda van de Marel (Natuurmonumenten)
  • Bart Roelandt (Agentschap voor Natuur en Bos)


Ben Le Bas

Ben Le Bas of Natural England works on the conservation management, research, management planning and site selection aspects of National Nature Reserves across England. After a brief spell with the National Trust, Ben worked for English Nature managing Derbyshire Dales National Nature Reserve for 17 years, taking up his current national role soon after Natural England was vested in 2006. Amongst his current projects is the roll out of CMSi as the planning, reporting and recording tool for Natural England’s 143 National Nature Reserves.

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CMS Consortium Members