The chair of UK ANPA was born in Penrith, Cumbria, Carl Lis has lived in Ingleton since 1982.
He is deeply involved in the local community and has been chairman of Ingleton Parish Council on which he has served for more than 15 years.
Since 1991 he
has been the elected Craven District Councillor for the Ingleborough Ward, and was leader of the Council for seven years in total, most recently 2003 to 2008.
He is chairman of Ingleborough Community Centre Management Committee, Ingleton Rural Community Association, Ingleton Scout Executive and Ingleton Football Club, and is also chairman of the Ingleton Primary School Board of Governors.
was awarded an OBE in the 2009 New Year Honours List for his
services to the communities of North Yorkshire.
He worked in the quarrying industry for 40 years and was manager of Ingleton Quarry for Hanson Aggregates for more than 20 years.
He was appointed to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority in 1996 and was chairman from 2004 to 2008.
was re-elected chairman in July 2009.