Mr Simon Thompson

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Appointment method: National Member appointed by the Secretary of State

Appointing Authority: Secretary of State

Other Members appointed by this Appointing Authority:

Contact information

Correspondence address: 
Peak District National Park Authority
Aldern House
Baslow Road
DE45 1AE

Bus. phone:  01629 816352


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Committee appointments

Term of Office

  • 01/07/2023 - 30/06/2027

Additional Information



I have spent most of my career working in the Natural Resource sector and Financial Services. I currently serve as a Director of the British Geological Survey, which among other things provides impartial geoscientific advice to the government and businesses on the role of the sub-surface in mitigating and adapting to climate change. I am also a member of the Energy Transition Commission.


I was born and brought up in Manchester and have spent many happy days throughout my life walking, cycling, climbing and caving in the Peak District. I look forward to working with colleagues on the PDNPA and other partners to improve the wellbeing of local communities and visitors, and to protect and enhance this unique natural and cultural landscape for future generations to enjoy and cherish.




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