A charity in law

The Dartmoor Preservation Association operates as a charity in law. Members of the Board of Trustees have four key roles to play in contributing to the decision-making of the Association:

  • to determine the Association’s policies, and approve and monitor programmes to implement those policies including financial affairs;
  • to participate in the development of policy direction, strategic thinking and innovation within the Association;
  • to represent the Association, individually and corporately;
  • to work as a volunteer on the Board of Trustees to help achieve the objectives of the Association; also volunteer to carry out particular tasks on behalf of the Trustees (such as serving on a working group).

The Trustees and Officers of the Association :

  • act in accordance with the Association’s constitution and are accountable to the members.
  • always represent the Association and its mission in a positive and professional manner in all entities and at all levels.
  • have a responsibility in ensuring that the Association uses its resources prudently and in accordance with the law. We will endeavour to ensure the proper, effective and efficient use of the charitable funds and other resources.
Trustees & Officers 2016/2017
Role Name
President Colin Turner
Chair Norman Cowling
Vice Chairman Graham Wall



Trustees Kate Ashbrook
Val Barns
Liz Bailey
Derek Collins
Chris Curry
Alison Clish-Green
Phil Page
Keith Ryan
John Skinner
Jane Marchand



Director Philip Hutt
Treasurer John Howell
Office Manager Fiona Senior
Finance Administrator Anne Johnson



Vice President Lady Kitson