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.
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.
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.
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.
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.