The East Devon AONB Team co-ordinates the business of the Partnership and works with a wide range of partners and representatives from across the AONB to deliver the AONB Management Strategy.  

Chris Woodruff

AONB Partnership Manager

Strategic Lead, business/resource management. Formerly with the Forest of Bowland AONB, Chris has extensive experience of working in rural and urban countryside management.

Pete Youngman

AONB Project Officer

Project development and delivery and coordination of the AONB Sustainable Development Fund. A former Heritage Coast service officer, Pete has over 20 years experience working with land owners, farmers and local communities in East Devon.

Kelly Pritchard

AONB Communications Officer

PR, newletters, website, social media, events planning, Ambassador scheme and associated admin. Kelly has a track record in public and private sector comms and marketing and a passion for the environment.

Lou Maddocks

AONB Administration Officer

Operational and financial administrative support to the delivery of the Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) programme.

Lou has a broad range of public sector administration experience in planning and tourism research, including special projects, databases, and website administration. Having lived in a rural area most of her life, she also brings a strong appreciation and understanding of the countryside and the AONB.

Lindi Rich

AONB Wildlife Officer

Developing and supporting species and biodiversity conservation projects with associated public engagement.

Lindi has had a varied career working in nature conservation, with experience in protected and rare species conservation, nature reserve management/monitoring, and planning application ecological advice.

More to Explore

East Devon AONB Projects

We lead, partner and support projects that focus on a wide range of themes, including landscape and heritage, environmental quality and climate, biodiversity, recreation and tourism.

Outdoors & Active

Whether you prefer walking, cycling, running or playing, everyone feels happier and healthier when they spend time in nature being more active. 

East Devon Way

Discover the hidden gems of East Devon and explore this much loved walking route that links 40 miles of public footpaths, trails and bridleways.