The secretary of state for the environment has appointed Ian Phillips as a member of the South Downs National Park Authority
Ian Phillips is a chartered landscape architect and town planner with more than 25 years’ experience in urban and rural local government and, more recently, as an independent consultant. His professional interests include green infrastructure, policy development, planning for trees and community engagement and he has spoken on these topics at national and international events.
Phillips is on the Landscape Institute’s council and policy committee and is chair of its appointments committee. He has a keen interest in trees and is chair of the Tree Advice Trust, as well as a contributor to relevant British Standards and a member of the Trees and Design Action Group, a multi-disciplinary forum which promotes good urban tree management.
He lives in Farnham and enjoys photography, the countryside, cooking and playing with his two young daughters.
South Downs National Park Authority chair, Margaret Paren, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Ian Phillips to the South Downs National Park Authority. Ian will bring extensive experience from his years in planning that enhances landscapes. I am sure that he will make an important contribution to the authority.’