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 Planning, Access and Rights of Way Committee and the Chairman of Audit and Scrutiny 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 decriptions in the library.

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

 Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council


  • Cllr John Hill

    Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

    Shadow Heritage Champion

 Carmarthenshire County Council


  • Cllr Andrew James

    Carmarthenshire County Council

    Chair of Audit and Scrutiny Committee / Shadow Equality and Diversity Champion

 Independent Member of Standards Committee

 Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council


  • Cllr Malcolm Colbran

    Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

    Deputy Chair, Sustainable Development Fund Committee

 Monmouthshire County Council


  • Cllr Mrs Ann Webb

    Monmouthshire County Council

    Deputy Chairman of Audit and Scrutiny Committee

 Powys County Council

 Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council


  • Cllr Graham Thomas

    Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

    Deputy Chair, Policy Forum / Shadow Sustainable Economic Development Champion

 Torfaen County Borough Council

 Welsh Government appointed member


  • Mr Christopher Coppock

    Welsh Government appointed member

    Resilient Communities Champion


  • Ms Liz Davis

    Welsh Government appointed member

    Deputy Chair of the Authority / Shadow Resilient Communities Champion


  • Canon Aled Edwards

    Welsh Government appointed member

    Equality and Diversity Champion


  • Mrs Sue Holden

    Welsh Government appointed member

    Shadow Landscape and Biodiversity Member Champion


  • Mr James Marsden

    Welsh Government appointed member

    Chair, Policy Forum & Landscape and Biodiversity Member Champion


  • Mr Julian Stedman

    Welsh Government appointed member

    Chair, Planning, Access and Rights of Way Committee/ Heritage Champion