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.

Staff team

Chris Woodley-StewartDirector

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 ScottingProject Co-ordinator

David CoverdaleResilient Allen Valleys Officer 

Emily Coates: Tees-Swale Land Management Facilitator (based at Yorkshire Dales National Park) 

Emma WrightFellfoot Forward Development Officer

Fiona Knox: Fellfoot Forward Development Officer

Gemma Mason: Geology Projects Trainee 

Genevieve DalleyBiodiversity Officer 

Joy ClarkeFinance Officer 

Kate Cartmell-Done: Peatland Support Officer

Lee RankinPeatland Field Officer

Naomi FosterGeology Projects Officer

Patrick OultonTees-Swale Land Management Facilitator 

Paul LeadbitterPeatland Programme Manager

Rebecca BarrettTees-Swale Project Manager 

Ruth Starr-KeddleTees-Swale Land Management Facilitator 

Sam TranterCold-blooded and Spineless Project Officer

Sarah HudspethCommunications Officer

Sarah ToozeBiodiversity Lead

Shane HarrisResponsible Tourism Lead

Simon WilsonBusiness Manager/Planning & Strategic Access Officer

Sylvia CleasbyPeatland Programme Admin Assistant 

Tim CrumpDigital Interpretation Officer

Bowlees Visitor Centre

Mandy OliverVisitor Services Officer

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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