Meet the team

Katie Atkinson

Operations Manager

Trustee, Planning Lead

Katie used to work for the old regional structure of CPRE in Yorkshire & Humber so knows our organisation well. We were fortunate to persuade her to become a trustee 2 year ago as Katie brings a wealth of planning expertise to the Board. Katie lived in the Ryedale area so knows all things Ryedale! She has two young boys and manages to balance trustee work with a busy schedule!

Ron Healey

Trustee, Infrastructure Lead

Ron has forty years of experience and commitment to CPRE North Yorkshire. Ron’s knowledge of rural transport, minerals and waste and all issues York & Selby is second to none. Ron is our voice of reason, common sense and fair play. Image shows Ron (centre) presenting a cheque to Canals and Rivers Trust.

Ron was awarded a national CPRE award in 2019 for outstanding commitment to CPRE and the CPRE Long Service Award in 2020.

Jan Arger

Trustee, Treasurer

Jan is the newest member to join our team of trustees. Jan has involved with CPRE for many years in the North East, at branch and regional level and nationally as a Board Member, with a specific interest in Green Belt, Dark Skies and Tranquillity. Jan appreciates wild spaces and good quality built environments and understands rural isolation and inner city problems. She also has a passion for reading Terry Pratchett books, heritage, travel and cheese.

Rosy Eaton

Trustee, Biodiversity Lead

Rosy has worked in the environmental sector for 20 years, with a focus on farming and nature conservation. Her varied roles have ranged from European policy analysis to on-the-ground work setting up environmental agreements with farmers. She lives with her partner, young daughter and lots of wildlife on their family farm in Ryedale. Rosy’s professional background and life on the farm give her a strong understanding of how the countryside works and the policies that can be used to protect it. In her spare time Rosy can usually be found splashing around in water, either jumping in muddy puddles with her daughter or swimming.

Fran Evans

Administrator and IT/Social Media Content Lead

Fran left South Africa in 2005; after travelling for 3 years around Africa, Europe and America, she moved to the UK in 2007.   Fran joined CPRENY as our administrator in 2018.  She keeps us all on track and looks after all our IT and social media including our website.

When Fran enjoys her limited spare time, she loves spending time with her husband and two young boys. Fran runs the local Scout Group, organising camps and days out across our beautiful North Yorkshire.