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Minister for Climate Change appoints new members to Snowdonia National Park Authority

Y Gweinidog Newid Hinsawdd yn penodi aelodau newydd i Awdurdod Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri

The Minister for Climate Change, Julie James, has appointed two new members to the Snowdonia National Park Authority.

The Minister confirmed that Naomi Luhde-Thompson and Delyth Lloyd have been appointed to the Authority. In their roles, they will help guide the work of the National Park, supporting its leadership, and contributing to the development of plans and priorities for the future.

Both appointments are for four years, until 2026.

Minister for Climate Change, Julie James, said: “Both Naomi and Delyth bring a vast experience with them, and I am looking forward to working with them.

“Our National Park Authorities now play a more important role than ever in addressing issues of national and international importance such as mitigating climate change, decarbonisation, halting biodiversity loss and promoting more sustainable tourism. It is vital that they are well managed organisations, and that we appoint members with a range of skills and expertise to help them realise those ambitions.” 

Members of the National Park Authorities are paid £4,738 per annum reflecting a time commitment of 44 days per year.

These appointments have been made in accordance with the Governance Code on Public Appointments. Neither appointee has undertaken any political activity in the past five years, nor do they hold any other Ministerial appointments.

Notes to editors

Each National Park Authority (NPA) comprises 18 Members; 12 of which are selected by constituent Local Authorities, and six who are appointed by Welsh Ministers through an open recruitment process. All Members have equal status on the NPAs, whether appointed by Welsh Ministers or selected by a Local Authority.

Naomi Luhde-Thompson is currently a Senior Lecturer in town and country planning at Oxford Brookes University, and is passionate about people and communities getting involved in land use decisions for sustainable futures. She has over 13 years’ experience as a Senior Planner at Friends of the Earth (UK), working on environmental campaigns with local communities and achieving climate change commitments in planning legislation.

Delyth Lloyd has over 20 years’ experience in communications and public affairs roles, within the public, private and voluntary sectors, and has led a twinning charity between Wales and Lesotho.