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Core team

Derbyshire CPRE’s dedicated core team and committee includes experience in local business and government, education, landscape design, development planning and marketing.

John Ydlibi (Chair)
Chartered accountant, recently retired, having worked for Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace for 30 years. John loves the countryside and is a member of the RSPB, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and the National Trust.

Andrea Watwood (Vice Chair)
A biomedical scientist by background Andrea then moved into governance and project management roles in the health and education sectors. Andrea loves being out in the countryside and is passionate about preserving access to the countryside for all to enjoy.

Karen Bradley (Secretary)
Lifelong banker then maths teacher, Karen is now retired and enjoys walking her dog and wildlife-watching. She discovered close alignment with CPRE values by working in a local group challenging a major planning application in nearby countryside.

Adrian Watts (Treasurer)
A member of CPRE for many years and treasurer for Derbyshire since 1992, with a keen interest in protecting areas for wildlife and preserving Greenbelt.

Annice Lui
Annice is passionate about happenings in the built environment. She is going to complete her bachelor’s degree in urban studies and planning this summer and intends to pursue a masters degree related to sustainable urbanism. With a keen interest in environmental and countryside planning, she actively engages with CPRE and is eager to apply her knowledge and skills to various projects aimed at creating a more sustainable environment.

Andrew Whitehead 
Andrew is originally from Derbyshire but has spent the past decade in London. He returned to Derby with a profound appreciation for our nature and wildlife; he’s passionate about preserving Derbyshire’s wildlands and protecting our urban green spaces.

Okechukwu Okeke
Experienced web application developer, currently studying to upgrade his skills. CPRE Derbyshire was of interest to Okey because of the protection of green spaces and the ability for him to put his skill set to good use for a great cause.

Manisha Udatewar
Manisha is a passionate advocate for sustainable development and environmental conservation. With a background in urban design and planning, coupled with a deep appreciation for nature, she is dedicated to advancing the mission of CPRE by leveraging her expertise to create greener and more resilient communities.

Ryan Morgan
Services Manager for a national benevolent charity with experience in charity operations and strategy. Ryan is passionate about the local countryside and CPRE’s values, and spends his free time walking his two spaniels in nature or in his garden with his chickens.

Tim Hawkin
Former mechanical design engineer having worked in aerospace, medical and machine tool manufacture, now happily retired. Tim divides leisure time between playing golf and dog walking. Still keeping busy designing and advising local residents on planning requirements for small home improvements. A curiosity about the planning process led to his involvement with CPRE.

Maggie Murphy
Maggie has lived in the Erewash area for many years and is passionate about wildlife and the environment we live in. She works in the technology industry and spends her down-time looking after her menagerie of animals and getting to grips with a new trail camera.

Avreen Roque
Avreen works in biodiversity planning in the nature conservation sector. She is passionate about gaining the best outcome for wildlife and people, as well as preserving green spaces and accessibility to local countryside in urban areas.