Our Members

Although the Partnership was first constituted in 2008, its membership has evolved over time to reflect the ever-changing challenges facing the river and all of us who live, work, and play on it. Formally, the DEP management arrangements are as as shown below, but the actual involvement of each member will vary from day to day, task to task as we seek to make best use of all the skills, expertise, and resources available across the Partnership to arrive at the best outcome.

DEP Steering Group Members

Member OrganisationCurrent Representative
River Deben AssociationColin Nicholson
Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONBBev McClean
Landowners – AgricultureCharles Loyd (Strutt & Parker)
Landowners – BusinessColin Hind (PGL)
Landowners – EnvironmentMatt Wilson (National Trust)
Parishes – East BankJeff Hayward (Alderton)
Parishes – West BankSue Quick (Waldringfield)
Woodbridge / Melton / MartleshamMark Packard / Jane Hall
Felixstowe Ferry / Estuary MouthJamie Whittle/tbd
Business InterestsBen Grundy
Recreational / Access InterestsThomas Yeung
Natural Environment & BiodiversityJane Healy
Youth RepresentativesOscar Hayter (5th Woodbridge Sea Scouts)
DEPL TrusteesPeter Youngs
DEPL TrusteesSimon Read
Co-opted (scientific guidance / citizen science)Helene Burningham
Co-opted (planning)Andy Smith