Scarborough Town Board

Meet the Scarborough Town Board voting and advisory members.

Voting members

Chair: David Kerfoot MEB DL | Kerfoot Group PLC

Chair, York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership

David is a passionate social entrepreneur who founded The Kerfoot Group in 1980 which grew to sales of over £80 million on a global basis exporting to over 50 countries before being sold to Avril in 2015. Current Chairman of the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP, David is also Deputy Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire and the High Sheriff of North Yorkshire for 2020/21.

Rt. Hon Robert Goodwill MP

Robert is the MP for the Scarborough and Whitby constituency.

Richard Flinton

Chief Executive, North Yorkshire Council

Richard has worked for North Yorkshire County Council for 33 years, the last 10 of which have been as Chief Executive. Richard was born in North Yorkshire and attended school and college in Scarborough.

Clare Harrigan

Head of Development and Regeneration, Beyond Housing

Jackie Mathers

Associate Pro Vice Chancellor, CU Coventry and CU Scarborough

Jackie began her career in the commercial financial sector before moving to education and has over 20 years in both public and private sector higher education. Coventry University established a base in Scarborough in 2016. 

Steve Bromham

Director, Save9 Ltd

Steve is a Co-founder, Director and IT Consultant at Save9 Ltd, a UK-based cloud computing, rural internet and cybersecurity services provider based in Scarborough. 

James Goodall

Scarborough Town Centre Team

James is a local private investor and developer of commercial and residential property in Scarborough with over 20 years experience.

Caroline Routh

Chief Executive, Stephen Joseph Theatre

Cllr Derek Bastiman

North Yorkshire Council

Cllr Liz Colling

North Yorkshire Council

Chris Marson

Marketing Director, Scarborough Athletic Football Club

Rachel Drew


Sam Allum

North Yorkshire Sport 

Adrian Perry

Scarborough and District Civic Society

Richard Boyes

Scarborough Business Partnership

Superintendent Rachel Wood

North Yorkshire Police

Simon Bull

Scarborough Business Ambassadors

Mel Bonney

Coast and Vale Community Action

Advisory members

  • Helen Jackson, Head of Regeneration North and East 
  • Liz Philpot, Head of Delivery, York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority
  • Nic Harne, Corporate Director Community Development, North Yorkshire Council 

Secretary: Ellis Cooper, North Yorkshire Council

Code of conduct

The Scarborough Town Board has adopted this code setting out the expected behaviours required of its Board Members. Read the Scarborough Town board code of conduct.

Read the Scarborough Town terms of reference.

Meetings, minutes and agendas