North Pennines AONB Partnership

Staff team

The staff team works to conserve and enhance the special qualities of the North Pennines AONB and to work with others to produce, monitor and support the implementation of the AONB Management Plan.

Guided by the statutory Management Plan, the team takes action to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the area. The team acts as a champion for the area in matters relating to the conservation and enhancement of natural beauty.

The staff team is based in Stanhope, Weardale in County Durham.

We are currently working remotely and the office answerphone is not monitored. If you’d like to get in touch, please use the contact information below. 

Staff team

Chris Woodley-StewartDirector, 07900 160 603 

Aimee LeeBusiness Administrator

Alex SijpesteijnTees-Swale Access and Engagement Officer 

Alistair LockettPeatland Programme Field Officer

Amber KotwallBusiness Administration Apprentice

Andrew Stimson: Peatland Support Officer

Andy LeesProgramme Development Manager

Ben ScottingWoodland Officer

David CoverdaleResilient Allen Valleys Officer/Fellfoot Forward Community Engagement Officer, 07976 523 804

Emma Wright: Fellfoot Forward Scheme Manager, 07769 672 557

Fiona Knox: Fellfoot Forward Scheme Manager

Joy ClarkeFinance Officer 

Kate Cartmell-Done: Peatland Support Officer

Lee RankinPeatland Field Officer

Naomi FosterGeology Projects Officer

Paul LeadbitterPeatland Programme Manager

Ruth Starr-KeddleTees-Swale Land Management Facilitator 

Sam TranterFellfoot Forward Community Engagement Officer 

Sarah HudspethCommunications Lead, 07768 123247

Sarah ToozeBiodiversity Lead

Shane HarrisResponsible Tourism Lead, 07500 972 518 

Simon WilsonBusiness Manager/Planning & Strategic Access Officer

Sylvia CleasbyPeatland Programme Admin Assistant 

Tim CrumpDigital Interpretation Officer

Bowlees Visitor Centre

Mandy OliverVisitor Services Officer, 07584 581606

Lauren BellBusiness Administration Apprentice

Contact us

North Pennines AONB Partnership
Weardale Business Centre
The Old Co-op Building
1 Martin Street
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL13 2UY

Tel: + 44(0)1388 528801; Email:

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