The Team

The members of the Steering Group and the Chairs of the Topic Groups are as follows. Additional Team members are listed on the Topic Group pages

  • Robert Brooke – Chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
  • Cathy Campos – Steering Group DTC Councillor (following the withdrawal of Adam Edsall)
  • Graham Evans – Steering Group DTC Councillor
  • Peter Goldstraw – TG Chairman Green Environment
  • Keith Myerson – Steering Group
  • James Cocker – TG Chairman Economy
  • Peter Shaw – Steering Group
  • Paul Talbot – TG Chairman Town Environment
  • Tony Tudor – TG Interim Chairman Infrastructure
  • David Wells – Steering Group DTC Councillor
  • Paul Reach – Website design and Editorial
  • Lindsay Charlesworth – Steering Group Administrator

Steering Group members

Robert Brooke – Chairman Steering Group

Robert had a 36 year career with PwC. He then became Chairman of Dunlop Slazenger Group. He was a Trustee of the Lord’s Taverners and Shakespeare’s Globe where he acted as Hon. Treasurer initially but latterly became Deputy Chairman. He experienced large scale project management and development stages at first hand as the Globe developed its site on Bankside from a hole in the ground to  its completion.


Cllr Cathy Campos

Dartmouth Town Councillor – replaced Adam Edsall when he stood down

Graham Evans – Steering Group

Dartmouth Town Councillor instrumental in establishing the external Neighbourhood Plan Group

Keith Myerson – Steering Group

Keith moved to Dartmouth 8 years ago and brings extensive experience of organisational and educational development in the NHS. Alongside work for the General Medical Council and the Department of Health, he was Chair of Communications for a Medical Royal College, Editor of its Bulletin, and as Chair of the Assessment Committee of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, set standards for the assessment of every doctor in the UK.

Peter Shaw – Steering Group

Peter came to Dartmouth 15 years ago while still working as a freelance consultant in the people aspects of managing large scale change. He worked in a variety of organisations in the private, voluntary, and public sectors. In Dartmouth, he helped found the Friends of the Orchard then chaired its committee. He has been active at different times in the D&K Society, Townstal Community Partnership, and Dartmouth Rotary. He has a strong interest in the natural world. 

Paul Reach – Website design and management

Paul has been involved in the Dartmouth community for over 20 years, serving as a Town Councillor, Chairman of the Chamber of Trade and on the Dart Lifeboat team as a launch authority.

Paul resigned in May 2022 on leaving the Dartmouth area.

Lindsay Charlesworth – Steering Group Administration

We retired to Dartmouth from Oxford over 20 years ago and I immediately became involved with the struggle to fund and build the Flavel Centre. I was secretary to the Flavel Trustees for 10 years. I am now Hon Secretary of the Dartmouth & Kingswear Society.

Topic Group Chairs

Tony Tudor – Interim Chairman Infrastructure Group

Tony lives in Dartmouth  comes from a Devon family of fishermen and lifeboat men and returned to Devon after 35 years working in London. He held positions in Lloyd’s of London, international financial services companies and regulators.

James Cocker – Chairman – Economy Topic group

James has had a distinguished career in the public sector and joined the group after he came to live in Dartmouth.

Peter Goldstraw – Chairman Green Environment Topic group

Peter Goldstraw worked in the NHS for over 40 years. During that time he held leadership positions within the hospital and in national bodies governing the training and regulation of surgeons in his speciality. He has been President of National, European and International specialist societies and, more recently, Dartmouth Rotary. He led an Internal effort to reform the global classification of thoracic malignancies. He has been involved in the Dartmouth Neighbourhood Plan since its inception.

Paul Talbot – Chairman Town Environment Topic Group

Paul is a retired Chartered Architect with over 30 years experience in master planning , urban design and development projects such as the regeneration of Portishead Docks and Bristol Harbourside. He has a keen interest in the built and natural environment and firmly believes that the Neighbourhood Plan is essential for Dartmouth to ensure a thriving future for all.

David Wells –

A resident of Townstal, a lecturer at South Devon College, Councillor and Mayor for Dartmouth Town Council.