Find out more about our volunteer Board of Directors below.

To contact them, please email

Philip Barton

Philip and his wife, Kathryn, have been regular visitors to Buxton since 1998, attending the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival each year. They retired to Buxton in 2012 to be closer to family. With professional accountancy and marketing qualifications, Philip spent much of his career in the plastic card industry and ran the UK subsidiary of a card technology company. He is treasurer of Buxton Markets CIC and a charity trustee of Buxton Festival Foundation and Friends of the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival. He also enjoys singing with the Buxton Musical Society.

Netta Christie

A local woman, Netta Christie has founded two successful businesses since leaving the University of Derby /High Peak College in 2004 where she worked as Course Director of Management Studies. Firstly, a consultancy business, Management Matters, which provided management training to a wide variety of companies from public sector to FTSHE 100 companies. Secondly, and currently as managing director of Discover Buxton Tours a small tourism business offering a variety  of guided tours and experiences in her home town of Buxton. She is a passionate advocate of all things Buxton.

Dave Green

Dave Green is the Chief Executive of Buxton Civic Association (BCA). He moved to Buxton in March 2023, bringing 25 years of managing heritage and conservation institutions; a career that has included working for a variety of small and large charities, local authorities and the private sector. Dave is passionate about engaging local business and audiences with heritage, building mutually-supportive plans for financial sustainability and engagement. Having visited Buxton for years, Dave is delighted to have moved to the area from London, where he was based most recently as the Director of the Florence Nightingale Museum. Outside of work, Dave enjoys travelling, visiting archaeological sites and sporting events around the world. Dave will often be seen walking around Buxton with his retired racing greyhound ‘Mr Darcy’ who’s relishing the move to the area, and keen to explore the walking routes and local real ale pubs.

Hayley Lloyd House

Hayley has worked for Nestlé for 14 years, beginning her career as a Nutrition Manager, advising on nutrition policy, reformulation and employee wellness. She spent 3 years in Switzerland at the global headquarters of Nestlé’s joint venture with General Mills, Cereal Partners focusing on nutrition and regulatory affairs. After returning to the UK to work in Public Affairs, getting married and starting a family, she joined Nestlé Waters UK in 2017 in her current role as Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability.

Hayley grew up in Manchester and went to Leeds Metropolitan University, qualifying with a BSc Honours in Public Health Nutrition. She lives her with husband, two children and German Short-haired Pointer, Tom and is passionate about gardening and growing her own food. She enjoys the outdoors and taking in rural landscapes with a love for walking, running and yoga.

Roddie MacLean (Chair)

Roddie is a Chartered Architect with a special interest in regeneration and whose local practice has just marked 20 years of business. He is also a consultant on wider heritage issues, property manager and runs a small holiday lettings business. Brought up on the West coast of Scotland, he has resigned himself to the lack of seaside in Buxton and is determined to do all he can to otherwise help the town achieve its fullest potential. He is a founding director of Buxton Town Team CIC and Buxton Markets CIC.

Matt Nuttall

Matt has been involved with retail in Buxton throughout his life and now looks after Potters, Buxton’s oldest store, which has been the family business since 1971. Potters is successfully combining a customer service focussed retail experience with its growing online operation.

Passionate about making a difference to Buxton’s future, Matt was a board member of Buxton Town Team CIC for over 4 years. When not working, he spends spare weekends and evenings swimming in lakes and touring the peaks on his road bike.

Sally Potter

Born in Buxton, Sally moved into the Old Hall Hotel at the age of 5. She is now the General Manager for the Hotel which is owned by the Crescent developers. She has a Hospitality Management Degree from Derby University, and helped her family run the business for years.

She joined Vision Buxton in 2009 as Marketing Chair, producing the marketing toolkit for the town, numerous town guides and chairs stakeholder meetings.  She is driven by her love of the town and  wants to make improvements for locals and visitors alike. Sally loves to travel and would like to be on the board of Visit Australia, she also likes good food and walking her dogs in the surrounding countryside. ​

Lindsay Rae

Lindsay is the Deputy Director and Head of Industry Engagement of Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire.