Matt Thomson has joined the Chilterns Conservation Board as a planner.
Thomsom moves from countryside campaign group the Campaign to Protect Rural England where he was head of land use and planning.
The board said that Thomson will “influence and shape development and infrastructure within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty".
It added: "Working closely with the local authorities within the Chilterns, he will maximise the opportunities in the planning process to conserve and enhance the natural and historic environment of the area”.
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