About Us

CIC Kirkby Lonsdale Directors

Karen Crutchley

I'm a solicitor specialising in Corporate and Commercial law, a job which requires me to understand the differing positions of various stakeholders in the context of their legal circumstances, so that I can advise on a constructive way forward. I am delighted to be able to use my skills and legal knowledge for the benefit of the community through my role as a director of the CIC. I have lived in Kirkby Lonsdale since 2013, and appreciate the balance it strikes between servicing tourists and maintaining a strong sense of community.

Sarah Ross

I have worked in Marketing and Communications most of my professional life, laterly in Tourism. I am delighted to Chair our Board and enjoy working with our talented Directors and Town Manager. I am enthusiastic about the work of the CIC both in promoting the town to visitors but also our brief to support community-led events/initiatives to improve the experience of being a Kirkby Lonsdale resident. I live in the Lune Valley and feel very lucky to be surrounded by such stunning countryside - I try to get out and about in it whenever I can.

Please view my Linkedin profile for more information

Jac Beeson

I am the Company Director at Abrahams Store, which we’ve owned for 5 years. I’ve also been an freelance IT consultant for almost 30 years, prior to which I spent several years in the then nascent digital printing industry. I was born and raised in the Lune Valley before spending about 10 years in Bradford and a similar amount of time in London before returning to the valley in the early 2000s. Outside of business I’ve served as a Councillor on a Metropolitan Council and Parish Council, been a Governor of several Schools and Colleges and am currently a Churchwarden.

Richard Greenwood

Now retired and living outside Caton following a career in planning, economic development and tourism in Lancaster and Cumbria. Interests include travel, walking, cycling and skiing. Also a trustee of the Morecambe Bay Partnership and Storey G2 Gallery.


Liz Saunders


Allan Muirhead


Mike Marczynski