Our Board

We have a Board currently comprising 5 members:


Mark Cole (Chair)

A motorsport broadcaster and writer for more than 45 years, Mark Cole is one of the UK's most-respected motor racing journalists. Mark currently commentates for Eurosport, Motors TV, Sky Sports and a host of other international television networks. In addition to his professional life, Mark is a serving magistrate and former Chair of Thornborough Parish Council. A recent move to Buckingham has meant that Mark now sits as a Councillor on Buckingham Town Council.


Mary Taylor (Vice Chair)

A retired educator, Mary spent her professional career in senior teaching positions across Beds, Herts and Bucks; specialising in roles working across local authorities with young people with special educational needs. A keen gardener and active resident of Thornborough, Mary’s community work includes sitting as a Councillor on Thornborough Parish Council and volunteering for Willen Hospice.


Andy Spurr

Andy is probably the longest serving landlord in North Bucks, as proprietor of The Two Brewers in Thornborough Andy is inevitably and willingly involved in all aspects of village life from the cricket team to helping to keep Thornborough looking great and also sitting as a Councillor on Thornborough Parish Council.


The Reverend Rupert Bursell

Rupert is a QC and retired Senior Circuit Judge as well as an Anglican clergyman. A resident of Thornborough, he is a keen dog walker and lover of the Thornborough Community Woodlands.


David Parker

Fundraiser, Rugby enthusiast and keen dog walker. David volunteered to put his experience to use at the Community Woodlands.


Sarah Powell

Sarah is an accountant who has been working in public practice for 25 years. A director of a chartered accountant company in Milton Keynes, she takes a hands on approach to business and financial management. Sarah has lived in Thornborough for 30 years and has two dogs which she regularly walks around the woodlands.