About the Society: The Committee

Committee (2018-19)

The Committee is made up of volunteers elected by the membership at our Annual General Meeting.

View the slides presented by the Committee Officers at the 2018 AGM [PDF]

Download and print the draft minutes of the 2018 AGM [PDF]

We are a registered charity, and our governing structure consists of a Committee whose members are also the Trustees. There are sub-committees that deal with Planning and Publications. These sub-committees play a very important role and members are encouraged to get involved in areas that interest them.

Honorary President: Bill Kirby

Colin Wight | Chair: A Herne Hill resident since 2002 and member of the Committee since 2004, Colin maintains the website and other web platforms. He in his sixth year as Chair.

Colin Wight

Before retiring in 2015, Colin worked in tourism, publishing and events management, then edited the British Library website for over a decade. Colin is also on the Committee of the Herne Hill Forum.

Laurence Marsh | Vice-Chair: A retired barrister and editor, Laurence has been on the Committee since 2008. He is a member of the Planning, Magazine Editorial and History groups.

Laurence Marsh

Michele Arnal | Secretary:  A former teacher and librarian, Michele is in her third year on the Committee. She succeeds Jeffrey Doorn.

Martyn Hall | Treasurer: Martyn has lived in Herne Hill since 1997, and has worked for a number of charities.

Download job descriptions for the officers [PDF]

Henry Ferguson: A former IT Technician, Henry has livied in Herne Hill since 2005. His interests lie in how local communities change. He has two young children at local schools.

Jackie Plumridge: Jackie manages our catering at events and helps out on our bookstall. She is a member of the Committee of the Friends of Carnegie Library.

Patrick Roberts: Pat has lived in Herne Hill for over 30 years. He works as an independent communications consultant.

Val Suebsaeng: A retired Children and Families Social Worker and manager with over 40 years’ experience of London local authorities, Val is our Membership Secretary.

Dan Townsend: Dan, an expert on the First World War, is Head of History at The Charter School, Red Post Hill.

Vacancy for Licensing representative - see job description

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The Herne Hill Society
PO Box 27845
SE24 9XA

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