New national role for Park supremo

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A Peak District National Park chief has been appointed trustee to a national body by the Prime Minister.

Jim Dixon, chief executive of the Peak District National Park Authority, has been appointed by David Cameron as a trustee of the National Heritage Memorial Fund/National Heritage Lottery Fund board.

Mr Dixon will be part of a 15-strong board which runs both funds and help steer the policy and direction of the two bodies.

Dame Jenny Abramsky, who chairs the board, said: “We continue to face tough times in the heritage sector and over the next few years we are anticipating continued high levels of demand for our funds, which means stiff competition and difficult decisions.”

Mr Dixon, who will continue his role with the Peak Park, said: “I look forward to having a direct influence over future decisions on grants to protect landscapes, historic places and important works of art.”