Our Structure

The Countryside Alliance is a politically non-aligned campaigning and membership organisation. Its Chairman is Simon Hart MP who heads a Board of Directors who are elected and appointed. The Chief Executive is Tim Bonner, who together with the staff are charged with delivering the strategy set by the Board.


The Board of the Countryside Alliance is as follows:

President – The Baroness Mallalieu QC

Vice President – Baroness Golding

Vice President – The Duke of Westminster KG CB CVO OBE TD CD DL (until his death in August 2016)

Appointed Members

  • Chairman – Simon Hart MP
  • Vice-Chairman – Lord Mancroft
  • Chief Executive – Tim Bonner

Elected Members

  • Tim Vestey (Eastern Regional Chairman)
  • Jamie Foster
  • Johnnie Arkwright
  • Andrew Ogg
  • Richard Fry

Appointed Members (non-voting)

  • Charlie McVeigh III
  • Bill Tyrwhitt-Drake (South West Regional Chairman)
  • David Harrel
  • Guy Portwin (South East Regional Chairman)
  • Paul Dunn (Northern Regional Chairman)

The Countryside Alliance Foundation is an independent charity governed by its own Board of trustees and has a separate set of charitable objects. The Board of The Countryside Alliance Foundation is as follows:

  • Chairman – Nick Bannister
  • Professor Caroline Tisdall
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Tara Douglas-Home

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