About the Society: The Committee

Committee (2017-18)

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

The last AGM was held on Wed 8 March 2017.

Download and print the draft minutes of the 2017 AGM [PDF]

View the slides presented by the Committee Officers at the 2017 AGM [PDF]

Download and print the Chair’s report for 2016 [PDF]

Download and print the Audited Accounts for 2016 [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 fifth 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. He has been an NUJ member for over 30 years. 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

Jeffrey Doorn | Secretary: Herne Hill resident since 1982. Retired Overseas Relations Officer (Visits & Conferences). Jeff engages speakers for meetings, compiles agendas, and stall rotas. He is on the Magazine Editorial and History groups. Jeff is also Chair of the Friends of Carnegie Library.

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]

Michele Arnal: A former teacher and librarian, Michele is in her second year on the Committee. She is our Minutes Secretary.

Henry Ferguson: A former IT Technician, Henry has been living in Herne Hill since 2005. His interests lie in how local communities change. Henry is in his first year on the Committee.

Elizabeth Ochagavia: A retired Careers Co-ordinator, Liz is responsible for administration of advertising in Herne Hill magazine. She is also on the Committee of the Friends of Carnegie Library.

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.

Vacancy for Licensing representative - see job description

Meet us at our events or write to us at:

The Herne Hill Society
PO Box 27845
SE24 9XA

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