Henry Oliver


Henry leads the Team, working with partners to develop and promote the vision and strategic priorities for management of the North Wessex Downs and deliver the AONB Management Plan. He leads on heritage, farming, forestry, National Trails, signage and water. Henry also represents the North Wessex Downs in national and regional protected landscapes forums and on the board of the Ridgeway Partnership and chairs the Avebury World Heritage Site Steering Committee.

Mobile: 07786 173296
Tel: 01488 680454

Rebecca Davies

Principal Landscape and Planning Officer

Rebecca is responsible for the landscape and planning functions providing advice on the impact of development proposals on the AONB.  This includes liaison with local planning authorities, responding to planning consultations, developing planning-related guidance and advice, and supporting community led planning.

Mobile: 07342 065552

Corinna Woodall

Senior Project Development & Funding Officer

Corinna is responsible for developing, securing funding and providing ongoing support for projects that will help to deliver the priorities set out in the AONB’s Management Plan. This involves seeking opportunities to work in partnership and to collaborate with North Wessex Downs organisations and communities. Currently coordinating the Sparkling Streams Project and chairing the steering group. She is also leading on nature recovery for the AONB.

Mobile: 07917 790848

Jacky Akam

Project Officer

Jacky works alongside Corinna, developing and delivering a range of projects that promote and enhance the landscape and heritage of the North Wessex Downs. Her work includes fundraising for projects as well as planning, organising and running events to support projects. Jacky is the lead for our Dark Skies initiative.

Mobile: 07788 360604

Penny Dixon

Partnership Co-ordinator (Job Share)

Penny shares this role with Claire McCorquodale and her particular responsibility is to organise and document meetings for the Council of Partners and the Management Working Group.


Claire McCorquodale

Partnership Coordinator (Job Share)

Claire assists with the financial management of the AONB, monitoring budgets and managing the accounting process. She looks after premises, health & safety and advises on IT.


Ann Shepley

Communications Officer

Ann’s role is to communicate the work of the North Wessex Downs AONB Partnership and she is responsible for the website, e-newsletter, social media, annual review and other publicity materials and media enquiries.

Mobile: 07810 637387
Usual working days: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Rob West

Farming in Protected Landscapes Officer

Rob joined the team to deliver the Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme for the AONB. He oversees the programme, advises applicants, promotes the programme and the AONB and works with farmers and land managers in developing their applications in line with the AONB Management Plan.

Tel: 01488 680458

Katharine Cook

Business Support Officer

Katharine helps to deliver the Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme for the AONB. She manages the financial aspects of the programme, supports applicants with their grants and works with the grant-making Local Area Panel.

Usual working days: Monday to Thursday.

Tel: 01488 680458

Have a more general enquiry for the team? Just ask…

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