|Bryan Braithwaite-Exley is married to Barbara and
has lived in Austwick since 1948.
His main interests are rugby football, field sports, local government and education and he has always been very active in rural and village life.
Currently he is a Deputy Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, and a Deputy Chairman of Staincliffe Magistrates sitting in Skipton, Settle and Ingleton, Vice Chairman of Skipton Building Society and Chairman of Austwick Parish Council.
His experience in local government included Settle Rural District Council, the West Riding County Council, the North Yorkshire County Council and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. He was Chairman of the West Riding Town and Country Planning Committee and a member of the Yorkshire and Humberside Economic Planning Committee.
He has been a governor of many of the local schools.