Board members

The Board has 27 members, all of whom are independent and do not represent any other organisation.

This comprises 13 local authority appointed members, six Parish Council elected members and eight Secretary of State appointed members. All Board members will have expressed an interest in joining the CCB Board.

  • Members appointed by the Secretary of State must go through a formal application and selection process and are appointed for a period of three years, which can be extended twice by another three years, nine years maximum.
  • Parish Council members are elected by the parish councils in their appropriate county within the Chilterns AONB: two Buckinghamshire, two Oxfordshire, one Hertfordshire and one Bedfordshire parish councillors. They can remain Board members as long as they are parish council members and are willing to remain Board members.
  • Local Authorities in the Chilterns AONB appoint their members usually in May some do it annually, some appoint them for years: five for Buckinghamshire Council, and one each for Oxfordshire County Council, Hertfordshire County Council, Central Bedford Council, Luton Borough Council, Dacorum Borough Council, North Hertfordshire District Council, South Oxfordshire District Council and Three Rivers District Council.

The CCB and CEO have no formal influence over who is appointed or elected to the Board.

The CEO is responsible to the Board members of the CCB.

Meet the Board

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Paul Mainds BEM

Role: Chair of the Board
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John Nicholls

Role: Board Deputy Chair
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David Bartholomew

Role: Board Member
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Andrea Baughan

Role: Board Member
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Robert Carington

Role: Board Member
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Colin Courtney

Role: Board Member
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Cllr Paul Duckett

Role: Board Member
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John Griffin

Role: Board Member
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John Harfield

Role: Board Member
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Paula Hiscocks

Role: Board Member
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Charles Hussey

Role: Board Member
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Carl Jackson

Role: Board Member
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Steve Jarvis

Role: Board Member
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Lynn Lloyd

Role: Board Member
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Dr Geeta Ludhra

Role: Board Member
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Richard Newcombe

Role: Board Member
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Robert Roche

Role: Board Member
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Sue Rowland

Role: Board Member
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Sir Hector Sants

Role: Board Member
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John Shaw

Role: Board Member
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Joe Stewart

Role: Board Member
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Sally Symington

Role: Board Member
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Jon Tankard

Role: Board Member
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Ian Waller

Role: Board Member
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Adrian Watney

Role: Board Member
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Gareth Williams

Role: Board Member
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Elizabeth Wilson

Role: Board Member

Board Member regulations

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Members must abide by a Code of Conduct, which includes registering of any interests.

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All members receive an allowance to cover their expenses in carrying out their duties.

icon Statutory Requirements and Code of Governance

The meetings and proceedings of the Board are subject to regulations.
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Chilterns AONB Management Plan

The Chilterns AONB Management Plan 2019-24: Caring for the Chilterns forever and for everyone contains a comprehensive summary of the key issues facing the AONB and the management policies and actions needed to conserve this special place.

Board Meetings

Here you can find records from previous Board meetings and information about future ones.