Authority Members

Authority Members

The Authority’s Board sets the strategy for the Authority. It is made up of elected councillor Members nominated by their own councils from across the regional constituency of London, Essex and Hertfordshire. There are 28 Members.

Paul Osborn
Paul Osborn

Paul Osborn, Chairman of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (C)

 
Non-Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2009 by London Councils representing London Borough of Harrow.
 
Appointed Chairman of the Authority in July 2015 and Chairman the Executive Committee, Park Development Framework Panel, Ice Centre Project Working Group, Land and Property Review Working Group, Levy Strategy Working Group, 50th Anniversary Working Group and Leisure Services Contract Review Working Group.  He is also a Member of the Regeneration and Planning Committee.
 
Paul was elected to be a councillor for Pinner ward in the London Borough of Harrow in July 2001.  He served as a Cabinet Member from 2006-2010 and from 2013-2014. He is now Vice Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
 
Paul was born and went to school in the London Borough of Ealing and studied Politics and International Relations at the University of Southampton.  He worked for a number of years in the IT sector in the City of London before becoming a Cabinet Member in Harrow.
 
Paul is the Vice Chairman of Conservative Way Forward and the Director of Strategy for the Young Britons’ Foundation.  He also serves as a school governor for two Harrow schools.
 
Derrick Ashley
Derrick Ashley

Derrick Ashley, Vice Chairman of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (C)

 
Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2006 by Hertfordshire County Council.
 
Previously Chairman of the Authority from July 2009 – July 2015 and has been Vice Chairman of the Authority since July 2015.  Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Leisure Services Contract Review Working Group.  He is also a Member of the Park Development Framework Panel, Ice Centre Project Working Group, Land and Property Review Working Group, Levy Strategy Working Group and 50th Anniversary Working Group.
 
He was first elected to Hertfordshire County Council in 1985.
 
Has always taken a leading role in Planning and Environmental issues and is Cabinet Member for Environment, Planning and Transport on Hertfordshire County Council.
 
Peray Ahmet
Peray Ahmet

Peray Ahmet (L)

 
Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2017 by London Borough of Haringey.
 
She is a Member of the Audit Committee, Regeneration and Planning Committee, Scrutiny Committee and Levy Strategy Working Group.

 

David Andrews
David Andrews

David Andrews (C)

 
Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2013 by Hertfordshire County Council.
 
He is Chairman of  the Regeneration & Planning Committee, and a Member of the Executive Committee, Land and Property Review Working Group and Leisure Services Contract Review Working Group.
 
 
 

 

Ken Ayling
Ken Ayling

Ken Ayling (C)

 
Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2017 by Broxbourne Borough Council.
 
He is a Member of the Scrutiny Committee.
 
Outside body representation: Enfield, Essex and Herts Border Liaison Group.
 

Frances Button
Frances Button

Frances Button (C)

 
Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2017 by Hertfordshire County Council.
 
She is a Member of the Audit Committee and Levy Strategy Working Group.
 

Stephen Carr
Stephen Carr

Stephen Carr (C)

 
Non-Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2013 by London Councils, representing London Borough of Bromley.
 
He is Vice Chairman of Scrutiny Committee.
 
 

 

Tim Coleridge
Tim Coleridge

Tim Coleridge (C)

 
Non-Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2017 by London Councils, representing Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

Gwyneth Deakins
Gwyneth Deakins

Gwyneth Deakins (L/D)

 
Non-Riparian Member appointed by London Councils in July 2014, representing London Borough of Redbridge.
 

She is a Member of the Scrutiny Committee and the Ice Centre Project Working Group.

She is a Liberal Democrat elected to London Borough of Redbridge in 2010.
 
 

 


Mike Garnett
Mike Garnett

Mike Garnett (C)

 
Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2017 by Essex County Council.
 
He is a Member of the Scrutiny Committee.
 
 

Barbara Gibson
Barbara Gibson

Barbara Gibson (L/D)

 
Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2017 by Hertfordshire County Council.
 

 

Zuber Gulamussen
Zuber Gulamussen

Zuber Gulamussen (L)

 
Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in August 2016 by London Borough of Newham.
 

Christine Hamilton
Christine Hamilton

Christine Hamilton (L)

 

Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2014 by London Borough of Enfield.

She is Chairman of the Scrutiny Committee and a Member of the Regeneration & Planning Committee and the 50th Anniversary Working Group.

Download Members’ Declarations of Interest.


 

Ross Houston
Ross Houston

Ross Houston (L)

 

Non-Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2010 by London Councils representing London Borough of Barnet.
 
He is a Member of Executive Committee, Park Development Framework Panel, Ice Centre Project Working Group, Land and Property Review Working Group and Leisure Services Contract Review Working Group.
 
Ross is Labour spokesperson on Resources at London Borough of Barnet.  He is Vice Chairman of West Euston Partnership; Chairman of West Euston Healthy Living Partnership; a council appointed board member of The Barnet Group; a director of the Third Age Project (Camden); and Chairman of the governors at Northside School in Barnet.  Ross is a treasurer of the Labour Housing Group and a head of service for a leading affordable housing provider.
 

Download Members’ Declarations of Interest.


Heather Johnson
Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson (L)

 

Non Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in October 2010 by London Councils representing London Borough of Camden.

A Member of Executive Committee, Park Development Framework Panel, Land & Property Review Working Group, Levy Strategy Working Group, 50th Anniversary Working Group, Leisure Services Contract Review Working Group and Ice Centre Project Working Group.
 

Download Members Declarations of Interests.

 


Denise Jones
Denise Jones

Denise Jones (L)

 
Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in August 2013 by London Borough of Tower Hamlets.  Denise has previously been a Member of the Authority from July 2010 until June 2013.
 
She is a Vice Chairman of the 50th Anniversary Working Group and a Member of the  Regeneration & Planning Committee.
 

 


Chris Kennedy
Chris Kennedy

Christopher Kennedy (L)

 

Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2010 by London Borough of Hackney.
 

He is Vice Chairman of the Regeneration & Planning Committee and a Member of Executive Committee, Land & Property Review Working Group, Levy Strategy Working Group, Leisure Services Contract Review Working Group and Ice Centre Project Working Group.

He is a stage actor with Propeller Theatre Company performing Shakespeare. He is married with two children and lives in Hackney.

Download Members’ Declarations of Interest.

 
 

Maggie McEwen
Maggie McEwen

Maggie McEwen (C)

 
Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in January 2017, representing Essex County Council.
 

Valerie Metcalfe
Valerie Metcalfe

Valerie Metcalfe (C)

 

Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2010 by Essex County Council.
 
A Member of Executive Committee, Regeneration & Planning Committee, Ice Centre Project Working Group, Levy Strategy Working Group and Leisure Services Contract Review Working Group.
 
Outside body representation: Enfield, Essex & Herts Border Liaison Group and Hertfordshire Young Mariners.

Download Members’ Declarations of Interest.

 
 
 
 
 

Simon Miller
Simon Miller

Simon Miller (L)

 
Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2017 by London Borough of Waltham Forest.
 
He is a Member of the Audit Committee, Regeneration & Planning Committee and Ice Centre Project Working Group.

Gordon Nicholson
Gordon Nicholson

Gordon Nicholson (C)

 
Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in October 2014 by Broxbourne Borough Council.
  
He is a Member of the Regeneration & Planning Committee, Scrutiny Committee and Park Development Framework Panel.
 
Outside body representation: Enfield, Essex & Herts Border Liaison Group.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mary Sartin
Mary Sartin

Mary Sartin (C)

 

Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2009 by Epping Forest District Council.

She is a Member of the Regeneration & Planning Committee, Scrutiny Committee and Ice Centre Project Working Group.
 

Mary Sartin has been a Member of Epping Forest District Council since 2003, representing Roydon Ward. She is currently the Chairman of the Council.

Download Members' Declarations of Interest.


Alan Smith
Alan Smith

Alan Smith (L)

 
Non-Riparian Member appointed by London Councils in July 2014, representing London Borough of Lewisham.
 
At London Borough of Lewisham he is Cabinet Member for Growth and Regeneration and Deputy Mayor.
 

 

Syd Stavrou
Syd Stavrou

Syd Stavrou (C)

 

Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2005 by Epping Forest District Council.

She is a Member of Regeneration & Planning Committee, Executive Committee, Leisure Services Contract Review Working Group and Ice Centre Project Working Group.
 

Outside Bodies Representation:  Waltham Abbey Town Partnership and Enfield, Essex & Herts Border Liaison Group.

Download Members' Declarations of Interest.


Simon Walsh
Simon Walsh

Simon Walsh (C)

 
Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2013 by Essex County Council.
 
He is a Member of Audit Committee.
 
Simon has been an Essex County Councillor for 12 years, currently Chairman of Place Services and Economic Growth Scrutiny Committee.  He is a chartered environmentalist, with a career background in countryside management and the development of strategic recreational walks.
 

 

Keith Warnell
Keith Warnell

Keith Warnell (C)

 
Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in November 2017 by East Herts District Council.

Claudia Webbe
Claudia Webbe

Claudia Webbe (L)

 
Non-Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2017 by London Councils, representing London Borough of Islington.
 
She is a Member of Audit Committee and Scrutiny Committee.
John Wyllie
John Wyllie

John Wyllie (C)

 
Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2017 by East Herts District Council.
 
He is a Member of the Audit Committee.

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