Jan Darrall Specialist areas: My job includes everything to do with land management. I am responsible for the specialist policy areas of agriculture, common land, uplands, natural flood and catchment management. I also deal with applications for our Landscape Grant Scheme. The most exciting bit of my job is managing Friends of the Lake District’s land. My aim is to maximise what our land is achieving for the landscape, nature and people, and I am always thinking of new challenges we can take on and new things to achieve. Outside work I am usually found doing something outside with my twins and Tiggy the dog. That can be fell walking, swimming, or creating a new feature on our land in the north Lakes. Gin and tonic and chocolate cake are a bit of a tradition at weekends.