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The Executive Committee


The Executive Committee met in February 2019 to commence a review of the Waterways Partnership. Committee members assessed the partnership's progress to date, talked about the current funding and resource situation and discussed changes in the complex political and funding context in which the partnership operates. Members also set the partnership's priorities for the next 12 months, based on a set of recommendations proposed by the Waterways Partnership Coordinator. 

One of the outcomes from the meeting was the creation of a task and finish group to a) agree plans for the election to refresh the Executive Committee membership by the autumn and b) review the partnership's constitution. This task and finish group met in March and reported back to partners at the Joint Forum meeting held in June. Full details of the Executive Committee election will be announced in July and the revised constitution will be shared as part of the election pack.


The Executive Committee includes eight members elected from the Joint Forum alongside standing representation from key stakeholder organisations. The Executive is responsible for overseeing delivery of the Waterways Strategy 2012-2020; managing partnership and project priorities; and resolving issues amongst different interest groups. The committee also provides direction to the Waterways Partnership Coordinator and other staff engaged to work on partnership business.

The Executive Committee meets at least three times a year (including the Annual General Meeting) and its members act as ambassadors for the wider partnership. They also raise funds through partners to ensure the sustainability of the group and undertake projects and initiatives that are agreed through the membership.

2019 Executive Committee Members

Elected representatives from the Joint Forum

  • Hilary Brooke, North East Waterways Partnership, Canal and River Trust 

  • John Brown, Pocklington Gateway and the East Riding of Yorkshire Rural Partnership

  • Iain Campbell, Beverley Barge Preservation Society (Vice Chair)

  • Professor Jeanette Rotchell, University of Hull (Chair)

  • Karen Tozer, Groundwork Hull

  • Jon Traill, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

  • Two vacancies

Representative from East Riding of Yorkshire Council

  • Jeremy Pickles, Principal Sustainable Communities and Coast Officer

Representative from North Yorkshire County Council or relevant Local Borough/District Council

  • Tim Burkinshaw, Project Officer, Parks and Countryside Services, Scarborough Borough Council

Representative from Hull City Council

  • Rachel Glossop, Flood Risk Planning Manager

Representative from Local Action Groups operating across the Partnership area and Co-opted Representative

  • Claire Watts, External Funding and Policy Manager

Waterways Partnership Coordinator

  • Annabel Hanson, hosted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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Waterways Partnership Review and Future Direction
Waterways Partnership Review and Future Direction
[ Zoom ]
Waterways Partnership Executive Committee Election Process 2019
Waterways Partnership Executive Committee Election Process 2019