Meet the team
Paula Buck – Chair
I have lived in Buckinghamshire for over 30 years spending most of that time working at Buckinghamshire County Council. After retiring I got involved as a trustee with CPRE to follow my life long interest in the countryside. I became Chair in 2018
Steven Horner – Treasurer
I have lived in Buckinghamshire since the age of three, mainly in villages. I appreciate the values of open countryside and fresh air to well being, helping to balance the pressures associated with today’s busy lifestyles. I volunteer with CPRE Bucks, to support the work necessary to ensure these values are considered, in meeting the needs of our diverse society.
Neil Salisbury – Head of Planning
Neil’s interest in the British countryside, and in CPRE in particular, was kindled by a love of the books of Bill Bryson who, it turned out, was a past President of CPRE. When Neil retired from his consultancy business he wanted to gain a new skill to keep his mind busy. So he took on learning all about planning, which has certainly proven to be a challenge!
Andrew Garth – Trustee
My family and I have lived in Buckinghamshire’s unique rural environment for nearly twenty years. I joined CPRE because I want others to have that opportunity ,too.
Fiona Williamson – Trustee
Hilary Mullen – Trustee
I live in Beaconsfield and am a Senior Lecturer in Business and Computing at Buckinghamshire New University at the High Wycombe campus. I am passionate about the countryside, gardening, visual arts and travelling.
Christa McDermott – Office Support
I have lived and worked in Buckinghamshire my whole life. Currently living in West Wycombe.
I am passionate about our precious green spaces and go out for walks, enjoying the views and fresh air everyday. I have a little dog and a toddler who delight in exploring along with me. My daughter was a huge inspiration for my desire to join the team at CPRE. Securing a cleaner, greener future for the generations to come is at the heart of what we do.
Frances Nash – Trustee
I’ve lived in Buckinghamshire for over 15 years, in Pitstone, where I am lucky enough to have Ivinghoe Beacon on my doorstep.
I’m a hobby gardener as well as a walker. I spent large parts of my childhood on narrowboat holidays – so I guess it’s not surprising that I’ve developed a broad interest in the countryside and the environment.
I’ve been impressed by the very broad range of topics that CPRE touches on. I’m very much enjoying getting involved, but, goodness, there’s a lot to do!
Sir David Lidington- President
I’ve lived in Princes Risborough and represented Aylesbury in the House of Commons for nearly 28 years. I have known the Chilterns from boyhood, with memories of family walks in the Chess Valley, camping at Chalfont Heights and scout hikes at Coombe Hill.
I see the strategic challenge facing CPRE as persuading an overwhelmingly urban public of the value of our countryside – in terms of biodiversity, carbon management, recreation, sustainable economic growth and employment, tranquility and mental and spiritual refreshment.