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 and Leisure Services Contract Review Working Group.  He is also a Member of the Regeneration and Planning Committee.
 

At London Borough of Harrow Paul has served as Cabinet Member for Performance, Communication and Corporate Services from 2006-2010 and from 2013-2014.  He has also been Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and the Conservative Chief Whip.  He is now Leader of the Conservative Group on Harrow Council, the largest Opposition Group in any London Borough.

Paul was born and went to school in the London Borough of Ealing and studied Politics and International Relations at the University of Southampton, where he was President of the Debating Union and winner of numerous debating competitions.  He worked for a number of years in the IT sector in the City of London before becoming a Cabinet Member in Harrow.

He is a keen American Football fan, supporting the Miami Dolphins and enjoys Country music and Bourbon.

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 and Levy Strategy 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.
 
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: Six Authorities Liaison Group.
 

John Bevan
John Bevan

John Bevan (L)

 
Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in June 2018 by London Borough of Haringey.
 
He is Chairman of the Scrutiny Committee and a Member of the Audit Committee, Regeneration & Planning Committee.
 

 

Josh Blacker
Josh Blacker

Josh Blacker (L)

 
Non-Riparian Member appointed by London Councils in June 2018, representing London Borough of Ealing.
 
 

 

Frances Button
Frances Button

Frances Button (C)

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

Osman Dervish
Osman Dervish

Osman Dervish (C)

 
Non-Riparian Member appointed by London Councils in July 2018, representing London Borough of Havering.
 

Download Members' Declarations of Interest.


Paul Douglas
Paul Douglas

Paul Douglas (L)

 
Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in March 2018 by London Borough of Waltham Forest.
 
He is a Member of the Levy Strategy Working Group and a substitute Member for the Executive Committee.
 

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.
 
 

Christine Hamilton
Christine Hamilton

Christine Hamilton (L)

 

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

She is Vice Chairman of the Audit Committee and a Member of the Scrutiny Committee, Regeneration & Planning Committee and the Ice Centre 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, 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 Member of the  Regeneration & Planning Committee and a substitute Member for the Executive 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.

 
 

David Lindsay
David Lindsay

David Lindsay (C)

 
Non-Riparian Member appointed by London Councils in June 2018 representing Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

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: Six Authorities Liaison Group and Hertfordshire Young Mariners.

Download Members’ Declarations of Interest.

 
 
 
 
 

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: Six Authorities Liaison Group.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nigel Quinton
Nigel Quinton

Nigel Quinton (L/D)

 
Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in September 2018 by Hertfordshire County Council.
 

 

 

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, Park Development Framework Panel 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.


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 Six Authorities Liaison Group.

Download Members' Declarations of Interest.


Rachel Tripp
Rachel Tripp

Rachel Tripp (L)

 
Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in August 2018 by London Borough of Newham.

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.
 
He is a Member of the Scrutiny Committee.
 

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.
 
Jill Whitehead
Jill Whitehead

Jill Whitehead (L/D)

 
Non-Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2018 by London Councils, representing London Borough of Sutton.
 
 
 

 

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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