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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

Priya Kantaria – Treasurer

I grew up in the countryside near Chesham, and after many years wandering the globe returned home. I’m happy to contribute to the worthy goals of CPRE and help look after our wonderful green spaces.

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.

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.

Andy Chapman – Trustee


Having lived around Milton Keynes in North Buckinghamshire since 1988 I have gotten to know the countryside and green spaces around this area quite well (Walking, Running and cycling). Our Green spaces are critical to our well-being, and both physical and mental health giving us a way to remove the stresses our daily lives pile upon us.

Having recently taken early retirement from one of the world’s leading IT businesses I wished contribute back, so that others can continue to reap the benefits that using our countryside offers.  Seeing the work and the teams at CPRE, what an ideal way to ensure that this opportunity is open for the future generations.