Our Members

The following is a list of Authority members. Some members have also been appointed as members of the Byelaw and Permitting Sub-Committee (B&PSC). To find out more about the work of the B&PSC please click here. It is envisaged that this website page will be updated and expanded in due course, possibly to include profile information.

The Chair & Vice Chair/s

The Chair: Professor Mike Williams (MMO Appointee)


Vice Chair: Dr Pamela Buchan (MMO Appointee)

Pamela is also Chair of D&S IFCA’s Governance Working Group (GWG)

Buchan, Pamela <pb381@exeter.ac.uk

Local Authority Representatives

Councillor Alistair Dewhirst (Devon County Council) & B&PSC Member


Councillor Ron Peart (Devon County Council)


Councillor Andrea Davis (Devon County Council)


Councillor Marcus Hartnell (Devon County Council)


Councillor Paul Crab (Devon County Council)


Councillor Bridget Petty (North Somerset Council)


Councillor Nicole Amil (Torbay Council)


Councillor Terry Napper (Somerset County Council)


Councillor Robert Griffin (South Gloucestershire Council)


Councillor Nick Kelly (Plymouth City Council) & B&PSC Member


General Members (appointed by the Marine Management Organisation)

Rachel Irish (MMO) & B&PSC Member


01803 853383

D&S IFCA can put you in touch with the following Members by contacting the office.

Dr Emma Bean (Environment/Law) & Chair of the B&PSC (elected 22nd July 2021)
Mike Williams (Environment/Law) & Vice Chair of the B&PSC (from 22nd July 2021)
Dr Pamela Buchan (Environment/Commercial Fishing) & B&PSC Member
Jon Dornom (Commercial Fisheries) & B&PSC Member
James Marsden (Environment) & B&PSC Member
David Morgan (Commercial Fisheries) & B&PSC Member
David Murphy (Commercial Fisheries)
Dave Saunders (Charter Angling) & B&PSC Member
Felicity Sylvester (Fisheries/Education) & B&PSC Member
Andrew Wray (Recreational Fisheries) & B&PSC Member
Jim Masters (Environment) & B&PSC Member
Natasha Bradshaw (Environment)
Tom Birbeck (Recreational & Commercial Fishing)
Wayne Thomas (Recreational Fishing) & B&PSC Member

Statutory Members

Sangeeta McNair (Natural England) & B&PSC Member (Sangeeta will be replaced soon by a different representative from Natural England)


02080 268231/07917 084041

Simon Toms (Environment Agency) & B&PSC Member


01208 265052

Page updated: 6th September 2021.