New Chair for Hampstead Heath Management Committee

Anne Fairweather has taken over as Chair of the City of London Corporation’s Hampstead Heath, Highgate Wood and Queen’s Park Management Committee.

Anne, who was previously Deputy Chair of the committee, succeeds Karina Dostalova. She has been at the City Corporation as a Member for over three years now. Her other City Corporation responsibilities include serving on the Port Health & Environmental Services Committee, and the Culture Heritage and Libraries Committee, amongst other City Corporation boards.

Anne Fairweather, Chair iof the Hampstead Heath Management Committee, said:

I’m delighted to take on responsibility for chairing the Hampstead Heath, Highgate Wood and Queen’s Park committee for the benefit of locals and visitors to these great green spaces. Over the last three years as Deputy Chair, I’ve seen first-hand how passionate people are about their local open space and what a great team we have running these spaces, 365 days a year.

“The value of having space to relax and exercise in has been highlighted over recent months. From listening to gentle bird song to finding a favourite tree, we’ve all been drawn to green spaces. The Heath, Highgate Wood and Queen’s Park are some of London’s best, welcoming communities from across London and beyond.

“I would like to thank Karina Dostalova for her three years services as Chairman engaging with our many committees, forums and user groups. Her passion for these spaces has been clear for all to see.”

Anne Fairweather works for Nationwide Building Society working on policy issues which impact the society, from Brexit to green lending.

Prior to Nationwide, Anne worked for NEST Pensions and the British Bankers’ Association. Her wide-ranging experience in business policy issues has included working for the CBI in Brussels and the REC, the trade body for recruitment agencies.

The City Corporation protects 11,000 acres of green space in the capital, including Hampstead Heath and Epping Forest and over 200 smaller sites in the Square Mile.

They are funded by over £29 million a year from the City Corporation and include important wildlife habitats, Sites of Special Scientific Interest and National Nature Reserves. They are protected from being built on by special legislation.


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