New appointments to England's National Park Authority
New appointments to England’s National Park Authorities and the Broads Authority have been made by Environment Secretary, Caroline Spelman.
The post-holders are the national voice on the National Park Authorities, which have strategic responsibility for conservation, recreation, planning, access and resources.
Eleven new members have been appointed for four-year terms:
• Broads Authority: Louis Baugh and Professor Jacquelin
• New Forest: Oliver Crosthwaite-Eyre and Marian Spain
• North York Moors: Alison Fisher and Andrew Scott CBE
• Peak District: Frances Beatty MBE and Robert Helliwell
• South Downs: Diana Kershaw
• Yorkshire Dales: Judith Donovan CBE and Jocelyn Manners-Armstrong.
Twenty one existing members have also been re-appointed for terms ranging from one year to four years:
• Broads Authority: Philip Durrant, Peter Frost, Dr Murray
Gray, Dr Stephen Johnson and John Sharp
• Dartmoor National Park: Peter Harper and Trevor Smale
• Exmoor National Park: Dr Stephen Head and Prof Dr John Wibberley
• Lake District National Park: Christopher Billinge, Bryan Gray CBE DL and Prof Jeremy Rowan Robinson
• New Forest National Park: Peter Frost, Edward Johnson OBE and Dr Victoria Myers
• Northumberland National Park: Dr Elizabeth Stockdale
• North York Moors National Park: Jane Mitchell and Stephen Scoffin
• Peak District National Park: Geoffrey Nickolds
• Yorkshire Dales National Park: Christopher Armitage and Peter Charlesworth.
Further information on the members listed can be found on the individual Authority websites via: www.nationalparks.gov.uk/index.htm.
For information about National Park Authorities, including appointments, go to: www.defra.gov.uk/rural/national-parks/ .