Your Members by Appointing Authority

There are 18 members of the National Park Authority, 12 appointed by the 7 unitary authorities with land in the National Park, and 6 recruited by the Welsh Government for their particular expertise. Authorities are encouraged to appoint councillors with wards wholly or at least partly in the National Park, but all Members make decisions for the National Park rather than their appointing authority.

Local authority appointed members usually serve for the local government election term (4 years) and Welsh Government appointment members for an initial term of 4 years with option for further terms subject to a review by the Minister for Natural Resources, up to a maximum of 8 years.

Members receive an annual Basic Salary for their work as well as payment for travel and subsistence. The Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Authority, the Chairman of the Planning Committee and the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee all receive a Senior Salary. You can view the Schedule of Member Remuneration and the amounts paid to members since 2008 in the Member section of the Library (see left hand navigation). You can also view all role descriptions in the library.

To learn more about our Members click on the profiles below.

 Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council


  • Cllr Peter Baldwin

    Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

    Deputy Chair of the Sustainable Development Fund Committee

 Carmarthenshire County Council

 Independent Member of Standards Committee


  • Mrs Pam Hibbert

    Independent Member of Standards Committee

    Chair of Standards Committee


  • Ms Claire Moore

    Independent Member of Standards Committee

    Independent Member of Standards Committee


  • Mr Martin Veale

    Independent Member of Standards Committee

    Independent Member of Standards Committee Deputy Chair of Standards Committee

 Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council


  • Cllr Jeremy Davies

    Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

    Chair of Finance and Performance Committee

 Monmouthshire County Council

 Powys County Council

 Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

 Torfaen County Borough Council


  • Cllr Liam Cowles

    Torfaen County Borough Council

    Deputy Chair of Audit and Risk Committee

 Welsh Government appointed member