Peter Harper

Mr Peter Harper (Deputy Chairman of Audit & Governance Committee)

Appointed By: Secretary of State for the Environment

Address: Woodlands Farm, Bridford, Exeter, EX6 7EW

Telephone: 01647 253203


Committees and Panels:
National Park Authority; Development Management Committee; Park Management Working Panel; Dartmoor Steering Group; Standards Sub-Committee; Audit & Governance Committee; Postbridge Visitor Centre Project Group; Local Plan Steering Group

Biographical Details

Peter has lived and worked in the National Park for most his life.  After a short spell in the Army Air Corps as an officer, Peter went into business for himself and during this time he has also been running the family agri-business. Peter has been an active member of the NFU and CONFOR which allows him to indulge his interest in farming and forestry.  His other passion for the moors has been used to great effect as a Ten Tors team manager for the past 20 years, which also involves helping to organise the event.  Peter was appointed as a Secretary of State member in 2008 to DNPA and finished his term of office in 2016 having been Chairman of the Authority for the last two years. Peter also serves as a member of the EA Regional Flooding Committee representing land management and also chairs the Environment Sub-group.