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, 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. He is also Chairman of the Executive Committee, Land and Property Review Working Group and Levy Strategy Working Group. He is also a Member of the Regeneration and Planning Committee.

At the London Borough of Harrow Paul is Leader of the Council. He has previously 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.

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.

David Andrews

David Andrews, Vice Chairman (C)

Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2013 by Hertfordshire County Council.

He is Chairman of the Regeneration & Planning Committee, Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee, and a member of the Land and Property Review Working Group and Levy Strategy Working Group.

Outside Body Representation: Six Authorities Liaison Group.

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 and Levy Strategy Working Group.

Outside body representation: Six Authorities Liaison Group.

Susan Barker

Susan Barker (C)

Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2021 by Essex County Council.

She is a Member of Executive Committee and Levy Strategy Working Group.

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 and Levy Strategy Working Group.

Josh Blacker

Josh Blacker (L)

Non-riparian Member appointed to the Authority in June 2022 by London Councils, representing London Borough of Ealing.

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Janet Burgess

Janet Burgess (L)

Non-Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2021 by London Councils, representing London Borough of Islington.

She is a Member of the Scrutiny Committee.

Nesil Caliskan

Nesil Caliskan (L)

Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2021 by London Borough of Enfield.

James Asser

James Asser (L)

Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in August 2022 by London Borough of Newham.

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David Gardner

David Gardner (L)

Non-Riparian Member appointed by London Councils in December 2019, representing Royal Borough of Greenwich.

He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a Member of Regeneration & Planning Committee and Scrutiny Committee.

David is Deputy Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Cabinet member for Public Realm. His previous Cabinet portfolios include Modernisation, Health & Social Care and Children’s Services. He is the Labour Councillor for Greenwich Peninsula ward. Previously he was Director of Public Policy, KPMG. David is passionate about the environment, good public realm and air quality.

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 and Audit Committee.

 Lesley Greensmyth

Lesley Greensmyth (C)

Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2021 by Hertfordshire County Council.

She is a Member of the Audit Committee.

Steven Heather

Steven Heather (C)

Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in June 2020 by Epping Forest District Council.

He is a Member of the Scrutiny Committee.

Outside Body Representation: Waltham Abbey Town Partnership.

Calvin Horner

Calvin Horner (L/D)

Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2021 by Hertfordshire County Council.

He is a Member of the Regeneration & Planning Committee and Scrutiny Committee.

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 and the Land and Property 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.

Heather Jonson

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, Land & Property Review Working Group, Levy Strategy Working Group and Regeneration & Planning Committee.

Christopher 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 and Levy Strategy Working Group.

He is the Cabinet Member at London Borough of Hackney for Health, Adult Social Care and Leisure.

Graham McAndrew

Graham McAndrew (C)

Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2021 by Hertfordshire County Council.

He is a Member of the Executive Committee, Regeneration & Planning Committee, Land & Property Review Working Group and Levy Strategy Working Group.

Gordon Nicholson

Gordon Nicholson (C)

Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in October 2014 by Broxbourne Borough Council.

He is Vice Chairman of the Scrutiny Committee and a Member of the Regeneration & Planning Committee.

Outside body representation: Six Authorities Liaison Group.

Dilip Patel

Dilip Patel (C)

Non-Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in October 2020 by London Councils, representing London Borough of Havering.

He is a Member of the Audit Committee.

Suzanne Rutland-Barsby

Suzanne Rutland-Barsby (C)

Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2021 by East Herts District Council.

She is Vice Chairman of the Audit Committee.

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 Executive Committee, Regeneration & Planning Committee and Land & Property Review 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.

Marshall Vance

Marshall Vance (C)

Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2021 by Essex County Council.

Outside Representation: Six Authorities Liaison Group.

Abdul Wahid

Abdul Wahid (Aspire)

Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2022 by London Borough of Tower Hamlets.


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Terry Wheeler

Terry Wheeler (L)

Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in May 2020 by the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

He is a member of the Audit Committee, Scrutiny Committee.

Holly Whitbread

Holly Whitbread (C)

Riparian Member appointed to the Authority in July 2021 by Essex County Council.

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 Regeneration & Planning Committee and Scrutiny Committee.

Member vacancy

Vacancy

1 x Non-Riparian vacancy to be appointed by London Councils.

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