The Board of Trustees

The current Board of Trustees

John Mills - Chair

I run my own web design and photography business from my home in Plum Lane. Previously I have worked as a producer and journalist for BBC local radio and was Director of West London Media Services Trust which was a training partnership with BBC News & Current Affairs. I have been a visiting lecturer in the theory and practice of radio at Goldsmiths College, University of London (Extra-Mural), London South Bank University, Thames Valley University (now University of West London) and Middlesex University.

Richard Perrott - Treasurer and Vice Chair

I'm a local resident, living close to Shrewsbury House on Bushmoor Crescent. I have been working in investment since 2005 and joined the board of Shrewsbury House in 2017. In my own time I'm interested in diving, wine, gardening and reading.

Rob Belfield

I have been using the house for twenty or so years running the Cougar Club of Jujitsu. In that time I have spent around ten years on the board in different roles including 3 yrs as Chairman. My background is Cinemas and event bars, running various establishments in Kent and London.

Andy Brockman

My family and I have known and used Shrewsbury House since we moved to Shooters Hill in 2000. I originally worked in Theatre as a lighting designer and production manager, however, after a career change, I now work as a freelance archaeologist and writer, specialising in community projects, heritage crime and the history and archaeology of World War One and Two. You might have seen the episode of "Time Team" we made in 2007 where we set up the incident room in the Shrewsbury House Annex Both my day jobs have shown me the importance of community based resources like Shrewsbury House and, as we work together to give Shrewsbury House the future it, and our community, deserves, I hope my practical experience of areas such as event and project planning and budgeting, health and safety, and issues around working with historic buildings, will be useful.

Jessica Macfarlane

I am now retired, but spent most of my working life in BBC World Service, where I started in news admin and ended up managing relationships with government departments, parliament and cultural institutions. I've lived just down the road for almost 30 years, my children grew up here and went to local schools and I am committed to making sure that the extraordinary local resource that is Shrewsbury House is able to flourish.

Kathryn Green - Company secretary

I have lived on Ashridge Crescent since August 2016 with my family. I work from home and have a young daughter who you will have met if you walk your dogs in Shrewsbury Park. My professional background is in sales, marketing and events. I worked for three years at Swan, Shakespeare's Globe theatre running events from small business meetings to large charity dinners, weddings and award ceremonies. Previous to that I ran the events and marketing at Birchwood Park Golf club for two years specialising in funerals and wedding receptions. Personally, I love to be involved in community projects and generally helping others. My hobbies include reading, wine tasting, music and exploring nature with my daughter, especially trees.

Maggie Aiken

Currently offers her services as an experienced Executive Coach & Mentor (ILM Level 7), coaching professionals mainly within the NHS. Until she retired she worked within the NHS at Senior Management. Previous career experience includes General Practice Management and GP Educational Management in City & East London and as an Honorary Lecturer within the Department of Health Sciences at UEL.

Abi Bralee

Fifteen years working in the Oil and Gas industry in Project and Change Management for both technical and behavioural projects. Fourteen years spent working abroad in Europe and the Middle East, with diverse groups of people and teams, encouraging an inclusive mindset to solve problems.

Fiona Kemp

Early years expert and, until her retirement, head teacher of an RBG Nursery School, children’s centre leader (RBG), consultant in leadership, member of school governing body and past trustee of outdoor centre.

Kate Halpin

I have lived close to Shrewsbury House for the last 10 years, but have been aware it for many years having first visited the house to see Father Christmas in the 1970s!

I am currently a serving Metropolitan Police Officer with over 30 years' experience including several postings on Greenwich Borough and more recently as the Borough Commander for Lewisham. I have a number of skills which I hope will assist the Board including experience of partnership working with the statutory and voluntary sectors, change and project management.

Duncan Martin

As a regular user of Shrewsbury House I would very much like to give something back by joining the Board. I run a not-for-profit organisation as a Director. I have a very community focused outlook, often succesful in applying for funds and keen to assist in any way I can in keeping Shrewsbury House at the forefront of the community.

Sajid Raja

I have lived in Shooters Hill with my family for nearly fifteen years and I feel proud to call this my home. I am a freelance product design engineer and have worked as a finance officer for a local authority within the housing department. Since starting a family I decided to focus my time at home with my children.

I feel I will be a strong fit whilst at the same time providing sufficient challenge to hopefully reach the full potential of the governing body.

Geoff Sheath

I have lived in the area for nearly 50 years and know Shrewsbury House well. I am a regular member of the Monday Get Together Group and I sing with the SE18 choir. I’ve helped people learn to use a tablet as a Greenwich Digital Champion and I frequently patronise Emma’s Pantry! The band I play in has played in the library bar and raised money for the Defibrillator. Until I retired about 15 years ago, I taught Maths and ICT at the University of Greenwich. Before that I taught in primary and secondary schools, in FE and HE and did research, including for the DfES. I have been a school governor at 6 schools, chair at one school and am currently a school governor at St Margaret’s Primary School which my grandchildren attend. I am a trustee of the Damilola Taylor Trust. I convene our local street association, which includes a neighbourhood watch and sit on the local SNT board. I chaired the Patient Participation Group at Ferryview for several years. I have IT skills that I now use mainly to help small non-profit groups though I have created large commercial websites in the past. For 7 years, I worked as an editor in educational publishing. I have organised conferences and events for several hundred participants.


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