Dorset LNP Board

4. Boardwalk between Turlin Moor and Lytchett Bay View BoP

Following an open recruitment process in early 2013, the Board of the Dorset Local Nature Partnership was appointed. See below for a list of Board Members.

The role of the Dorset LNP Board is to:

  • Provide strategic leadership
  • Set direction for the Dorset LNP
  • Link to leaders and strategic partnerships in other sectors

The Board is supported by the Dorset LNP Manager, an officer support group and a broad forum of partners from all sectors.

The first Board meeting took place in April 2013.

Download a copy of the Terms of Reference for Dorset Local Nature Partnership Board.

Board Meeting dates

The Dorset LNP Board will meet on the following dates:

  • 11 September 2019
  • 11 December 2019
  • 11 March 2020
  • 10 June 2020
  • 9 September 2020
  • 9 December 2020

Board Minutes

Please email us at if you would like to see any previous minutes.

Board Members

Appointed via open recruitment:

  • Will Bond (Vice chair of LNP, farmer, owner of the Holme Estate, owner of Alaska Environmental Contracting Ltd and member of the CLA National Environment Committee)
  • Paul Buckley (RSPB Volunteer – formerly RSPB South West Conservation Manager)
  • Dr Simon Cripps (Chair of Dorset LNP and Chief Executive of Dorset Wildlife Trust)
  • Angela Cott (General Manager Brownsea Island National Trust)
  • Dr Bob Huggins MBE (formerly Chair of the Dorset Coast Forum)
  • Jenny Myers (Independent rep, formerly of Kingston Maurward College)
  • Angela Pooley (Coordinator, East Dorset Friends of the Earth, Trustee of Bournemouth 2026 Trust and Chair of SUSTAIN)
  • Jim White MBE (Chair of the Dorset AONB Partnership and senior ecological consultant with Footprint Ecology Ltd)
  • Simon Williams MBE (planning consultant)

Co-opted members:

  • Fiona Bowels (Chair Dorset Catchment Partnership)
  • Peter Moore (Director of Development & Engagement Butterfly Conservation – serving in a personal, voluntary capacity)

Local Authority appointments:

  • Cllr Ray Bryan (Cabinet Member for Highways, Travel and Environment, Dorset Council)
  • Cllr Felicity Rice (Portfolio Holder for Environment and Climate Change, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council)

Appointed on behalf of the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership:

  • Luke Rake (LEP Board Member and Principal and Chief Executive Kingston Maurward College)

Appointed on behalf of Dorset’s Health & Well-being Boards

  • Dr David Haines (Dorset Health and Wellbeing Board, GP, and Clinical Commissioning Group)

If you have any queries please email