The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority appointed its new Chairman today, Wednesday.
Cllr Tony Brinsden, who is the current Chairman of the Authority, was re-elected by Members as Chairman for the next 12 months.
Chief Executive of the National Park Authority Tegryn Jones with former re-elected Chairman Cllr Tony Brinsden and Vice Chairman Mike James. Pic: PCNPA
Cllr Brinsden was elected by Members at the Annual General Meeting of the National Park Authority at its head office in Llanion Park, Pembroke Dock.
Cllr Mike James is the new Vice Chairman, taking over the role previously held by Cllr Rob Lewis.
Returning Chairman Cllr Tony Brinsden said: “I consider it a great honour to continue in this role in this landmark 60th year. I hope that we will be able to continue to uphold the principles of the National Park despite the difficult economic problems we all face.”
“I look forward to the opportunity of working with our new and existing Members over the next year to deliver the aims of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.”
Cllr Brinsden, who is from Llanteg, is undertaking his eighth year of service to the Authority, having joined in 2004. He has also acted as Chairman of the Development Management Committee from 2006-2009.
At the meeting Mrs Gwyneth Hayward was appointed as Chairman of the Development Management Committee, taking over from Cllr Simon Hancock.
The recent local authority elections have also brought about seven changes to Pembrokeshire County Council appointed Members in the National Park Authority. Cllr Paul Harries, Cllr Lyn Jenkins, Cllr Bob Kilmister, Cllr Alison Lee, Cllr Reg Owen, Cllr David WM Rees and Cllr AW (Tony) Wilcox will all serve in the Authority until 2017.
Members of the National Park Authority (left to right): Cllr Paul Harries, Cllr Peter Morgan, Mr Ted Sangster, Mrs Melinda Thomas, Cllr Bob Kilmister, Mr Alan Archer, Mr David Ellis, Cllr Reg Owen (front), Cllr Michael Williams, Cllr Tony Brinsden, Cllr Tony Wilcox, Cllr Mike James, Cllr Lyn Jenkins, Cllr David Rees, Mrs Gwyneth Hayward, Cllr Alison Lee and Cllr Robert Lewis. Missing is Member Christine Gwyther. Pic: PCNPA
For more information about Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority Members and their roles log onto www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk.
Published 13 June 2012