Melinda is an experienced and successful environment and agriculture policy adviser who has been responsible for policy development for several organisations. She was a Board member of Natural England from 2006-8 is sits on a number of committees including the Consumer Council for Water and LEAF’s Strategy Committee. She is also a Parish Councillor.
Mike has been Chief Executive of CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale since 2004 during which time the organisation has enjoyed significant growth and success. Mike is a passionate supporter of the countryside. His campaigning interest started with his leadership of a community campaign to prevent the inappropriate commercial development of greenbelt in his own community.
Georgie has had a career in banking covering a wide range of leadership roles including marketing, sales and people development. She is passionate about the countryside and an active campaigner. A long term volunteer herself, she knows the value of engaging everybody involved with CPRE for the advantage of the whole organisation. She is a member of CPRE Avonside Executive, Chairman of the National Association for Coliitis and Crohn's Disease (NACC), Avon and a Wrington Parish Councillor.
Martin is an independent strategic planning consultant who has been a CPRE Policy Committee member, and was a member of Lord Rogers’ Urban Task Force, advising on the use of urban capacity to reduce pressure on greenfield land. He is married with two grown-up children, and lives in Inner London.
Elizabeth has worked and volunteered in environmental conservation since 1977, with a particular interest in woodlands and landscape history. After a period in academic research, she was Deputy Director of the Woodland Trust, and later a self-employed consultant. More recently she has run a family investment property company. Born and brought up in Hertfordshire, she is especially concerned to promote the value of countryside close to towns. She first volunteered with CPRE Hertfordshire in 2004, and became its Chairman in 2009.
Nigel is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has held senior finance and business development roles in blue-chip organisations including Shell, and Centrica. He is currently Finance Director of Morrison plc, a support services business, where he has led the Board’s work on strategy development, financial reporting improvement and funding.
Ali is a qualified Chartered Accoutant working in the City. He has contested two General Elections, served as a local Councillor for the London Borough of Hillingdon, been a governor of two schools and has served as a Board Member of both the Conservative Party’s Policy Commissions on Quality of Life and International and National Security.
Peter has had a life long interest in the countryside, and has been Chair of CPRE Cheshire for three years. He has had a varied career in the UK and abroad working for a large detergent and toiletries manufacturer. Peter is leader of the majority group on Knutsford Town Council and has assisted in running other not-for-profit organisations.
Peter is passionate about the countryside and has served as Chairman of both the Tree Council and Brogdale Horticultural Trust. Peter’s business career includes main Board directorships and a CBI directorship. Peter is visiting professor at both Warwick and Cass Business Schools and has written three books on corporate governance.