David Green, the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) Convener since 2006 chaired his final Board meeting last week (Friday 31 August 2012). Duncan Bryden now takes over as Convener. David has been on the board since 2003 and will continue as a member for another year.
David is passionate about the Cairngorms National Park and has been with the CNPA through its formative years and has supported, challenged and shaped the organisation it is today.
He said: “It has been a privilege to have been Convener but it has also a huge responsibility to lead a public body where we must demonstrate good value for money and always add value to what is happening in the Cairngorms. I am delighted to have played a part in exciting initiatives such as the Cairngorms Business Partnership, the Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust, here today the new Wildlife Partnership, community action planning, outdoor learning and so on – all contributing to a sustainable economy, environment and communities.
“I would also like to thank the board and staff for the tremendous amount of work they do and all their support while I have been Convener.”
Replacing David as Convener is Duncan Bryden. Duncan is an experienced member of the Board having served since 2003 and was chosen as the new Convener by fellow board members by election at a recent meeting.
On taking up this new role, Duncan said: ” David has done a great job leading the CNPA over last six years. The coming years will see tough economic times but I’ve learned the Cairngorms is a resilient place with strong people and I am optimistic in the future we will see our Park supporting more wildlife, more homes for young people and sustainable living space – all things to get excited about.”
Duncan Bryden will take up position as Convener of the CNPA from next weekend for a three-year term. Duncan is also the Chairman of the CNPA Planning Committee.