The Conservators

The existence, duties and powers of the Conservators are derived from Acts of Parliament, the earliest of which was passed in 1702. They are appointed by Cambridge City Council (7), the University of Cambridge (3), the Environment Agency (2) and Cambridgeshire County Council (1). 


Meetings of the Conservators are held quarterly and the public are welcome to attend.


The Conservators' income comes from the registration of boats, contract payment for work undertaken for the Environment Agency and the local authorities through whose land the river flows, some small grants, and income from property and other assets.


The Conservancy is run on a day to day basis by River Team consisting of the River Manager and 4 operational staff.


Cambridge University

Mr Steven Morris

Dr David Munday

Mr Giles Greenfield

Cambridge City Council

Dr M Block

Ms K Hurst

Cllr N Massey

Ms C Salisbury

Cllr M Sargeant

Cllr D Tunnacliffe

Appointment Pending

Cambridgeshire County Council

Cllr A Bradnam

Environment Agency

Mr P Separovic

Mr C Brown


Mr R T Bryant

Mr R Ingersent

Mr W Key

Mr J Macnaghten

Mr J Martin

Dr J Murphy

Ms E Wynn

Ms C Lindon

Mr E Buttfield

Mr S Foote