SCF Grant Panel Members
Doug Jones – Chair
Doug Jones was appointed to the SDNPA in January 2012 and reappointed in June 2015. As well as being a member of the SDNPA Planning Committee, Doug is Chair of the Sustainable Communities Fund Panel.
He was a Natural England appointee on the South Downs Joint Committee from 2008 to 2011 and served on its Executive Committee. At local level, Doug has coordinated a number of community initiatives in Buriton: to foster local social and economic well-being; to raise awareness of and respect for the local heritage; and to conserve and enhance the local environment.
He has also helped other communities with Village Design Statements, Parish Plans, Local Landscape Character Assessments, Local Food & Farming Initiatives, Environmental Traffic Calming and local Heritage Projects. He first joined Buriton Parish Council in 1999.
In his working career Doug was a Chartered Town Planner and Transport Planner for local authorities and in consultancy before joining the Local Government Association in London. As a Director his responsibilities included senior relationships with a wide range of organisations across many policy areas including planning, transport, housing, rural affairs, economic development, tourism and sustainable development.
His interests include walking and photography and he is a Trustee of a small charity helping communities in rural Ghana.
Pete West was appointed as a member of the South Downs National Park Authority in May 2011 and reappointed in May 2015. First elected to B&HCC in 1996, Pete represents the inner city ward of St Peter’s & North Laine. Pete has long campaigned for full recognition of the value and potential of the South Downs, and co-founded Keep Our Downs Public which successfully opposed the sale of Brighton’s vast publicly owned downland estate. Pete lives on the slopes of Hollingbury Hill, yards from the national park. He has three children. When he can get away Pete enjoys trekking long distance paths in the UK and Europe.
Janet Sinclair has held senior management posts in several national heritage sites, following a curatorial and academic career. She relocated to Sussex as House Manager at West Dean in 2004, then moved to Stansted Park, on the Hampshire-Sussex border, where she was elected Chair of Chichester Visitor Group and became a founding member of Go Green promoting sustainable tourism businesses in the SDNP. In 2012 Janet was appointed Director of Michelham Priory for the Sussex Archaeological Society.
She lectures on a freelance basis, and advises on heritage conservation volunteering. Janet’s favourite South Downs walks are around Compton, and now she is discovering, in complete contrast, the views from Mount Caburn. Janet represents sustainable tourism and heritage business on the SCF Grants Panel
Roger has worked as an IT manager in several international companies, and more recently in an IT consultancy he and a colleague formed. Served as a school parent governor for 8 years and as a parish councillor for 12 years. Has had experience in managing a small nature reserve and an ancient woodland. A volunteer leader for a holiday company specialising in walking. Many of the walks are within the SDNP as well as other National Parks and AONBs. Special interests are natural environment, walking, countryside access and use.
Currently Chief Executive of The Sustainability Centre in East Meon, Hampshire, Christine leads this charitable organisation which specialises in education and learning in its broadest sense for sustainability, and undertakes a wide variety of initiatives, projects and partnerships to achieve its aims.
Partnerships include learning and education providers(schools, universities and businesses of all sizes), corporate trainers, public sector partners and key individuals at the forefront of this agenda both in the UK and internationally.
Effective and innovative management of projects, people and organisations at a strategic level is underpinned by extensive experience of organisational and change management, project development, management and delivery, as well as specialism in sustainability, climate change and energy.
Paddy Cox is an academic researcher on numerous environmental risks, he is trained in environmental impact assessment and has 20 years experience of the activities in the oil and gas sector. He has a particular interest in sustainability as a decision-making process at a personal, community and societal level. He is an advocate for communal wellbeing, supporting local action, empowerment and accountability on matters of global significance including fuel poverty, local food, care for the natural environment and de-carbonising lifestyles. He is part of a community-based project near Rogate, West Sussex promoting more sustainable lifestyles.
Terry’s career started in the construction industry working in project management on major projects throughout the U.K. Terry went on to set up a project support consultancy supporting Heritage Lottery Fund projects. These projects included project support roles on Sadlers Wells Theatre, the National Theatre, the British Museum and Dulwich Picture Gallery. Terry retired in 2013 completing a role as an external advisor to the Project Steering Group for the new museum for the Mary Rose.
Terry is a member of the Volunteer Ranger Service, a South Downs Way Warden and has started up and leads on two Walking to Health Groups in the Petersfield area as well as belonging to the R.S.P.B., the National Trust and Friends of Petersfield Heath.
Richard C J Pratt
Formerly a part time consultant on the MSc Environmental Planning for accreditation purposes by RTPI at the University of Brighton. Richard taught town planning subjects for BA and BSc geography courses. Richard has also held positions at Birmingham City University.
Richard volunteered as the Principal Project Writer and Editor of the Bosham Village Design Statement 2008-2011, adopted by CDC Dec 2011 and is currently Bosham Parish Neighbourhood Plan Project Manager.
Richard is a member of the Town and Country Planning Association, Royal Geographical Society, Institute of British Geographers, the South Downs Society, Bosham Sailing Club, the Royal Yachting Association and United Kingdom Windsurfers Association.
Richard has carried out Research Activity in EU Structural Funds and sustainable regional development and the Design of Megacorridors in the North West Metropolitan Area of the European Union (funded by INTERREG IIC).