Membership and profile

The Towns Fund Board is a private/public entity. It supported the submission of the original Town Investment Plan (TIP) for Hereford and now has responsibility for overseeing the delivery of the 15 projects in line with objectives laid out in their full business cases. Broad membership of the Board was set out in government guidance and includes representation from tiers of local government, large and small businesses, and other key stakeholders from across the city. The Board is supported in its role by officers from Herefordshire Council and government agencies/support.

Board members - 14

Name Title Company Required


Abigail Appleton Chair Hereford College of Arts Education  
Ellie Chowns Cabinet Member Environment and Economy Herefordshire Council Herefordshire Council  
Ian Christie Managing Director Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water Large business  
Judith Faux Trustee HVOSS Charitable/third sector  
Kath Hey City Councillor Hereford City Council Hereford City Council  
Grace Joiner     Youth representative  
Frank Myers   Herefordshire Business Board Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Food and drink, manufacturing, tourism
James Newby Chief Officer NMITE Education  
Jesse Norman MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire   MP  
Ruth Parry Director of Operations and Marketing Simple Design Works Ltd Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) Manufacturing, professional services
Lauren Rogers Project Manager Rural Media Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) Cultural
Paul Stevens   Hereford Business Improvement District (HBID)   HBID
Julian Vaughan Managing Director Green Dragon Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME)  
Will Vaughan   Hereford Pedicabs and Pedicargo Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) Low carbon

Other attendees - 7

Name Title Company
Ivan Annibal Consultant Rose Regeneration
Alex Collins   Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Christian Dangerfield Consultant Rose Regeneration
David Hitchiner Leader of the Council Herefordshire Council
Joni Hughes Portfolio Manager Herefordshire Council
Andrew Lovegrove Chief Finance Officer Herefordshire Council
Paul Walker Chief Executive Herefordshire Council