Executive Group


The Executive Group is made up of 11 members who have been elected from the LAG and a further 8 appointed members who mainly represent local public sector bodies. The Executive Group have all decision making responsibilities relating to the applications for funding received by the Programme, and they also have the responsibility of setting project criteria as well as monitoring and evaluating both individual projects and the Programme as a whole.

The Executive Group is tasked with ensuring there are:

  • Open and transparent procedures for nomination and representation of its membership;
  • Unambiguous and fair local nomination procedures;
  • Effective and regular communication opportunities to transmit information, decisions and future plans to and from the Executive Group; and
  • Clear mechanisms for capturing and reflecting local stakeholder views in planning and decision-making processes.

The all meeting notes and agendas for the Executive Group can be found here.

Elections were held in October / November 2014 so the Executive Group could be in place and ready to start the Programme early in 2015. Executive Group membership is currently as follows:

Sector / Organisation Public / Private / Voluntary Members
Agriculture Private Will Terry
  Private Robin Asquith
  Private Neil Pickard
Forestry Private Nick Cooke
Micro / Small Business Private Abigail Stokell Beckett
  Private Rob Sim
Tourism & the Visitor Economy Private Will Watts
  Private Anna Lupton
Community / Voluntary & Rural Services Voluntary Tony Gatehouse
  Voluntary Steve Arnold
  Voluntary Helen Gundry
  Voluntary Malcolm Bowes
Hambleton District Council Public Jayne Cranston
North York Moors National Park Authority Public David Shaw
North Yorkshire County Council Public Liz Barker
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Public Adrian Harris
Ryedale District Council Public Howard Wallis
Scarborough Borough Council Public Liz Dowson
Rural Action Yorkshire Voluntary Leah Swain
Tees Valley Rural Community Council Voluntary Rita Lawson

Elections will be held again at the end of 2017 for all elected member positions, and elections for the Chair and Vice Chair of the Executive Group are held by the group on an annual basis.  If you wish to contact any Executive Group member please send your email to the general LEADER inbox – leader@northyorkmoors.org.uk

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