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The Boards

The ADOC Boards

Each Board is made up of varying members – those directly elected in a way similar to that for Ward Councillors and members appointed by the Council.

Board Members are elected or appointed to represent the interests of their Board and the drainage, flood risk and associated environmental management needs of the community it serves.

The day to day management of the Boards is led by the Chief Executive, supported by managers, officers, skilled operators and craftsmen responsible for specific services including Corporate, Finance, Engineering and Asset Management. Much of the operational work of the drainage boards is undertaken by contractors.

Board Meetings

Each of the ADOC Boards have two full Board Meetings a year. Details for 2019/20 meetings are set out below:

Cowick & Snaith IDB

Thursday 16th May 2019 – 2pm at the Board’s Office, 91 Bridgegate, Howden, DN14 7JJ

Thursday 9th January 2020 – 2pm at the Board’s Office, 91 Bridgegate, Howden, DN14 7JJ

Dempster IDB

Tuesday 14th May 2019 – 2pm at the Board’s Office, 91 Bridgegate, Howden, DN14 7JJ

Tuesday 7th January 2020 – 2pm at the Board’s Office, 91 Bridgegate, Howden, DN14 7JJ

Rawcliffe IDB

Wednesday 15th May 2019 – 2pm at the Board’s Office, 91 Bridgegate, Howden, DN14 7JJ

Wednesday 8th January 2020 – 2pm – venue to be confirmed

Reedness & Swinefleet IDB

Monday 13th May 2019 – 2pm at the Board’s Office, 91 Bridgegate, Howden, DN14 7JJ

Monday 6th January 2020 – 2pm at the Board’s Office, 91 Bridgegate, Howden, DN14 7JJ

Cowick & Snaith Board Members

Dempster Board Members

Rawcliffe Board Members

Reedness & Swinefleet Board Members

Management Team

  • Chief Executive

    Andrew McLachlan

    Andrew is the Chief Executive and Clerk to the Aire, Don & Ouse Consortium and the Ouse and Humber Drainage Board . He has overall administrative responsibility for the Board, along with supporting all services areas, his focus is the development of capital programmes and strategic plans for the internal drainage boards he manages.

  • Policy & Finance Manager

    Angela Cowen

    Angela is the Policy & Finance Manager and Deputy Chief Executive for the Boards. Her team manages finance, rate collection, human resources, corporate and strategic planning matters, business planning, audit and the Board’s other administrative service areas.

  • Operational & Technical Manager

    Russ Towse

    Russ is the Operational & Technical Manager for the Board. Russ is the senior officer responsible for the delivery of the Board’s operational and technical functions, these being maintenance planning and operations, asset management, development control and capital works programme. His team manage the Board’s workforce and contractors, collect and update information about the Boards’s assets including mapping information about watercourses, structures and other equipment the Board look after. He is the officer responsible for health and safety.