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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 and member of various community groups, John enjoys the countryside and wildlife-watching, and is a member of numerous wildlife and conservation groups.

Isabella Stone (Acting Vice Chair)
Previously in local government policy development and a past chair of CPRE South Yorkshire, Isabella loves rambling, gardening and being in the countryside.

Adrian Watts (Treasurer)
A member of CPRE for over 20 years and treasurer for Derbyshire since 1992 with a keen interest in protecting areas for wildlife and preserving the green belt.

Jo Goddard (Secretary)
Jo grew up in rural Derbyshire and lived in Australia for 25 years before recently coming ‘home’. She’s keen to use her extensive experience in marketing to help stand up for our precious countryside.

Tim Silvester
Head of the Royal School for the Deaf in Derby until his retirement, Tim loves hill walking and all aspects of the countryside.

Mandy Hicken
A longstanding member of National Trust, English Heritage and Woodland Trust and concerned with all aspects of conservation.

Trevor Taylor
An ecology consultant and CPRE member for many years , with a particular interest in wildlife impacts of planning.

Ben Rodgers
CPRE member since 2012 with a background in farming and conservation work. Keen to maintain the character and beauty of our countryside.

Janet Hall
Retired teacher, keeping an eye on planning in Derbyshire Dales. Active with Kirk Ireton Parish Council and their Village Plan Steering group.

Rob Gray
Planning Assistant

Paul Barber
Planning Advisor