New Waterways Partnership Chairs appointed

Issue date: 14th March 2012

The Canal & River Trust has announced the appointment of five new Waterways Partnership Chairs.

The appointed chairs are:

  • North East: Mark Penny – previously Yorkshire Water Director of Customer Service and Networks
  • Central Shires: Charlotte Atkins – former MP
  • East Midlands: Danny Brennan – Company Director  
  • London: Brian Fender – previously Chief Executive, Higher Education Funding Council for England
  • South East: John Best – former Chief Executive, Milton Keynes Council

The Chairs will shortly begin recruiting Members for their Waterways Partnerships. Each Partnership will represent a balanced group of people interested in our waterways including boaters, waterway users and local businesses and the community, as well as heritage and environmental specialists and people with experience in fundraising and volunteering.

Twelve of the thirteen Waterways Partnership Chairs have now been appointed. Applications are currently being sought for the post of All Wales Waterways Partnership Chair, for further information please see the Waterscape website