Peter is a retired solicitor who practised in Central London and is currently Chair of the Trustees of the Slynn Foundation. Former roles include President of the Law Society of England and Wales, Chair of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Chair of the Board of the Solicitors Indemnity Fund Limited (SIF). He also served as a Recorder and Deputy District Judge, as Chair of the Board of the Independent Schools Inspectorate(ISI) and as a Tribunal Chair of the Disciplinary Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Peter has lived in the Chilterns for most of his life, in Berkhamsted from 1957 until 1974 and in Chesham Bois since 1976. He was educated at Berkhamsted School (1957-1966) and was Chairman of the Governors of the School between 1995 and 2012.
Steve Elliff FCA
Steve is a Fellow of The Institute of the Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. After training with KPMG, which included a secondment to Kuala Lumpur, his career progressed through several senior financial management positions with Lex Service, Dexion, Mercedes- Benz, and Epson. Since 2016, Steve has been Financial Controller and Company Secretary of the Berkhamsted Schools Group one of Britain’s leading educational institutions providing teaching between the ages of 3 and 18.
Married with two children, Steve has lived in Berkhamsted since 1997 and is a keen runner and has completed several marathons in both the UK and abroad.
Cathy Imber BSc MSc CEng
Christopher Green BA DPhil Oxon FSA FRGS FGS
Christopher’s professional career (1965-99) was as a geographer on the academic staff of the University of London. Since retiring he has worked as a consultant geoarchaeologist involved in pre-development investigations. He has also developed an interest in medieval and post-medieval metalwork and has become involved in research in this field. He was formerly Chair of the Antique Metalware Society. He is a Trustee and founding member of the Beds & Herts Historic Churches Trust and has been Treasurer and Chair of the Trust. Since 1999, he has been Chair of the St Albans Diocesan Advisory Committee and closer to home is a member, formerly Chair of the Buildings Committee of the Parochial Church Council of the Parish of Great Berkhamsted St Peter – a role in which he came to recognise the importance and potential of the Rectory Lane Cemetery.
Paul Crosland BSc. MRICS
Paul trained as a Quantity Surveyor and has been with Gardiner & Theobald LLP since 1984, and a Partner since 2005. He has been involved from a commercial and cost management viewpoint on a number of medium- and large-scale construction projects in the retail, commercial, energy, transport and sports sectors. These have been both within the United Kingdom and overseas, in Indonesia, Dubai, Argentina and The Netherlands. Paul is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (1987).
He lives in Berkhamsted and is a committee member of the Berkhamsted Citizens Association, chairing the Town Amenities Sub-committee since 2011 and a member of Transition Town Berkhamsted.
After spending 7 years as a science teacher in Comprehensive schools Peter changed careers and has now spent 36 years in the IT industry, starting with mainframe and COBOL, stopping off on the way to write commercial software for Apple computers on their entry into the UK market in the ‘eighties. He then worked in the nascent Unix and Database Industry and is a published author of technical books. He spent some time working with artificial intelligence and predictive technology and moved into technology research with a leading IT company, CA Technologies. He is now a Lead Research Scientist with CA Labs working on technology solutions of the future such as cyber-physical technology.
Married with a 20 year old daughter, Peter has wide interests including watercolour painting, golf and Freemasonry.
Peter's experience includes being a Governor at Thomas Coram school and a Town Councillor from 2007 -2019. He also served the town as a Dacorum Borough Councillor.
Rev Stuart Owen
Dr. James Moir B.A., DipSurv, IHBC. James is a conservation professional with senior management experience drawn from across the private, public and third sectors. He has over 25 years experience in delivering regeneration projects and sustainable solutions for heritage assets, working on major historical sites across the UK. He was Director of Chiltern Open Air Museum between 1986-2000 and Director of the UK Association of Building Preservation Trusts from 2009 to 2014, He is currently undertaking Heritage and historic buildings consultancy work for English Heritage, National Trust, Chilterns AONB, Local Authorities.
Catriona (Kate) Campbell is the Community Engagement Officer (part-time). She delivers the ambitious Activity Plan which includes organising Heritage Open Day events, tours and sessions for groups and schools, volunteer training as well as developing the Project’s social media and website presence. Kate, who has lived in Berkhamsted for over 25 years, joined the Project following a career which included the roles of Client Relationship Manager and Project Coordinator with Ashridge Executive Education and Ashridge Consulting Ltd. Prior to this, she also worked with Oxfam and Amnesty International.