Our Trustees

  • John Anfield
    John Anfield

    John has been involved with National Parks for more than 40 years, with more than 30 years at the Peak District National Park Authority as Chief Planning Officer. Although retired, John is still Volunteer Park Ranger in the Peak District and until very recently, trustee of the Campaign for National Parks.

  • John Hoare
    John Hoare

    John moved to Tickhill near Doncaster nearly 20 years ago to serve as Diocesan Director of Education (Sheffield) for the Church of England. He has served as a councillor in Doncaster, CPRE Yorkshire and Humber regional chairman, and has been a member of National Trust Council since 2007. His interests include walking, botany, the history of architecture and gardens.

  • David Holmes
    David Holmes

    David is based in Sheffield, where he spends much of his time in the magnificent countryside on his doorstep as a director and active member of Dark Peak Fell Runners. He was a lecturer in journalism at the University of Sheffield, a senior journalist with BBC Sheffield, a trade union official and a CPRE campaigner in the local green belt. He created the Bradfield Boundary Run in 1994 and has kept it going every year since; and he helped with social media communications during the recent Sheffield street trees campaign.

  • Chris Heard
    Chris Heard Chair

    Whilst living first in Bollington and then in Hayfield on the edge of the Peak District National Park, and now retired, Chris has had a 37 year career with Shell both in the UK and internationally. One of Chris’ main interests has always been the ‘great outdoors’ – initially fell running, climbing and mountain biking, but more lately confined to walking! He was appointed as Chair in September 2017.

  • Robert Hunter
    Robert Hunter

    A very keen walker and traveller who previously lived in London and Hampshire, Robert decided to retire to Sheffield to be near the Peak District. With experience of international and corporate banking, insurance and investments, together with a second career at HM Revenue & Customs, Robert brings a financial and commercial outlook to the Board’s decisions.

  • Faith Johnson
    Faith Johnson

    Faith Johnson is managing director of the Environmental Quality Mark Community Interest Company, which runs the Environmental Quality Mark award scheme on behalf of the Peak District National Park Authority. She lives on a working upland farm in the Peak District, helps manage the beef herd and keeps a small flock of rare breed white-faced woodland sheep.

  • Jenny Raschbauer
    Jenny Raschbauer

    Jenny has worked for the National Trust in various places giving her a broad skill set and an enthusiasm for connecting people with places. A keen traveller and passionate about the outdoors, she values the importance of Britain’s National Parks, and is dedicated to promoting enjoyment of the outdoors, and protection of these vulnerable places.

  • Les Sturch
    Les Sturch

    Les came to Sheffield as a student, returning soon after to work for the City on sustainable development, more recently as Head of Planning and finally as Director of Regeneration and Development. Passionate about the Peak he is a local cycle leader and keen hiker.

  • Andy Topley
    Andy Topley Vice Chair

    Andy has a 40 year career in architecture, planning and regeneration, latterly as Chief Executive of Sheffield One and Director of Regeneration at Creative Sheffield. Born in Mosborough, he has lived in the Peak District and Matlock area for almost 40 years.

  • Yvonne Witter
    Yvonne Witter

    Yvonne has worked for both the statutory and voluntary sectors, and loves being outdoors and walking in the countryside. She is interested in protection of the countryside and access for local people and visitors to enjoy it, and is a Mosaic and Peak District Champion with the Campaign for National Park’s Mosaic project.