ABOUT THE BOARD

The purpose of the Board is:

  • to provide strategic leadership and oversight to the Garden Town project
  • to set and steer the project’s direction and to monitor progress
  • to review the project’s direction and objectives on an annual basis
  • to have responsibility and authority for the overall delivery of the project through the project workstreams
  • to ensure there is effective community and stakeholder engagement in accordance with the consultation framework
  • to resolve issues and enable progress to be made
  • to agree proposals and make the decisions needed to progress the project
  • to make recommendations through the formal decision-making process of the various organisations represented on the Board
  • to ensure that appropriate resources are in place to deliver against the plan, programme and priorities. It is also to co-ordinate the public-sector contribution to the delivery of key elements of the programme including the use of available GT capacity, or other relevant funding.
Nigel Bedford

CLLR NIGEL BEDFORD 

Voting Member

Epping Forest District Council

Chris Whitbread

CLLR CHRIS WHITBREAD

Observer – Deputy Member

Epping Forest District Council

John Philip

CLLR JOHN PHILIP 

Observer – Deputy Member

Epping Forest District Council

Cllr Michael Hardware

CLLR MICHAEL HARDWARE

Voting Member

Harlow District Council

CLLR ANDREW JOHNSON

CLLR ANDREW JOHNSON

Observer – Deputy Member
Harlow District Council

LINDA HAYSEY

CLLR LINDA HAYSEY 

Voting Member

East Herts District Council

ERIC BUCKMASTER

CLLR ERIC BUCKMASTER 

Observer – Deputy Member

East Herts District Council

stephen boulton

CLLR STEPHEN BOULTON

Voting Member

Hertfordshire County Council

Jonathan Kaye

CLLR JONATHAN KAYE  

Observer – Deputy Member

Hertfordshire County Council

CLLR LESLEY WAGLAND

Voting Member

Essex County Council

Tom Cunningham

CLLR TOM CUNNINGHAM

Observer – Deputy Member

Essex County Council

JOHN McGILL

Voting Member

UK Innovation Corridor

John Evans

CLLR JOHN EVANS

Advisory

Uttlesford District Council

Rob Tinlin

ROB TINLIN 

Advisory

Uttlesford District Council

Lewis Cocking

CLLR LEWIS COCKING

Advisory

Broxbourne Borough Council

Tony Siracusa

CLLR TONY SIRACUSA

Advisory

Broxbourne Borough Council

Jeff Stack

JEFF STACK

Advisory

Broxbourne Borough Council

Guy Nicholson

GUY NICHOLSON

Independent Chair

The Members are supported by the following senior officers:

NAISHA POLAINE

Harlow & Gilston Garden Town

BRIAN KEANE

Chief Executive

Harlow District Council

GEORGINA BLAKEMORE

Chief Executive

Epping Forest District Council

RICHARD CASSIDY

Chief Executive

East Herts District Council

MARK DORAN

Head of Sustainable Growth

Essex County Council

COLIN HAIGH

Assistant Director Growth & Place

Hertfordshire County Council