Former chair of the Board of Forestry Commissioners, Pam Warhurst is a community activist. She lives in Todmorden West Yorkshire and from there co-founded Incredible Edible Todmorden, a local food partnership. She is the Royal Society of Arts and Manufacturing regional chair and she also chairs Pennine Prospects, a regeneration company for the South Pennines. She has previously served on the Board of Natural England, where she worked on the countryside and rights of way bill. Pam has also been Deputy Chair and Acting Chair of the Countryside Agency, leader of the Calderdale Council and chair of the National Countryside Access Forum and Calderdale NHS Trust. She was awarded a CBE for services to the environment in 2005.