Merrick Denton-Thompson, President of the Landscape Institute spoke at the Landscapes for Life Conference 2018 on Defra’s 25 YEP and the opportunities it affords for AONBs.
Merrick Denton-Thompson OBE FLI
Landscape Institute – President
Merrick is President, Trustee and Fellow of the Landscape Institute. He has worked in the public and voluntary sector on strategic planning and rural land management for most of his career. He was appointed to the Board of Natural England by the Secretary of State to assist in the development of the new government agency in 2006 – 2009. He directed the Rural Pathfinder for the South East of England, was a member of the Cross-Compliance Board for the Single Farm Payment and a member of the Agri-Environment Review Group which set up the Environmental and Countryside Stewardship Schemes.
He is the founding Trustee of the Learning Through Landscapes Trust. He is a member of the South Downs National Park Design Panel. He was awarded an OBE for his contribution to education in 2002.