Sally Thomas – Honorary Chairman
Sally has had a home in Cheltenham for 26 years, and moved to Pittville when she retired in 2006. She spent most of her working life in Human Resources at Marks and Spencer’s Head Office in London, and then as a consultant with Deloitte and Touche. She also had a part time post for 5 years in sales support for Hamptons Estate Agency in Cheltenham.
Sandy Marshall – Honorary Secretary
Sandy Marshall has lived in Pittville since 1981. She retired in 2012 after more than twenty years in educational publishing, initially at Stanley Thornes Publishers in Leckhampton, then in Cheltenham town centre when the company became Nelson Thornes. Pittville Park has been a valuable resource for two generations of her family.
Sarah de Buriatte – Honorary Treasurer
Sarah, Chris, various grown up children and Ting the Jack Russell, moved to Pittville Lawn in 2019 from Burford and have spent a lovely couple of years using some unexpected time at home to explore Cheltenham.
Sarah comes with a background in Bookkeeping, HR and training. For the last 14 years she has looked after all aspects of accounts for a successful software development company based in Oxfordshire. At various times she has also co run a local art class, ‘silver trained’ in technology skills and assisted in various community projects, including the development of a solar farm and the expansion of a very successful beer festival. The family really enjoy living in Cheltenham and feel especially grateful to have beautiful Pittville Park on the doorstep.
Janina Kay – Membership Secretary
Janina has had a home in Cheltenham for eleven years, and is now a full time resident . She has managed property portfolios and run an interior design and project management company in central London. Over the last five years she has set up and operated a proactive Neighbourhood Watch Group in Clarence Square which has helped to generate a positive community spirit.
Andy Hopkins – Newsletter Editor
Originally from Swansea, Andy spent much of his working life in Oxfordshire, working in educational publishing as an author and series editor for Penguin and Pearson. He’s also a trained architectural stonemason and carves and makes sculpture in his spare time.
Judie has been a Cheltenham resident since the early 1970s, moving to Pittville in 2001. She retired in 2009 from a senior position in GCHQ. She takes part in the Green Space Volunteer working parties and will be fundraising for the Masterplan projects around the Pump Room.
Philippa lived in Pittville as a child, attending Dunalley Street Infants School and learning to ride a bike in Pittville Park. She returned to Cheltenham in 2000 and lives in a Victorian terraced house in Pittville. She pursued a career in housing management and has been a parish councillor in Kent and a parent governor at Pittville School. She now works as a humanist celebrant, and still cycles around Pittville and the surrounding countryside.
Rob Hyatt Williams
Rob was elected as a trustee at the AGM 2019 on 24 October 2019. Details will be published in the new year.
Henry was born in Pittville and has lived here his whole life. He was a fireman for thirty years and also ran his own property maintenance firm; his previous voluntary activities include the Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade at St Paul’s Church. He enjoys local history, walking into town through the park, and making things with his hands.
Other Committee Members
Chris Archibald – Green Space Volunteer Coordinator
Chris is a retired chartered civil engineer who settled in Cheltenham in 2007. He has a wide experience of infrastructure design, working closely with landscape architects. He is on the committee of the Gloucester & Cheltenham City Group of the Institution of Civil Engineers. His interests are family, gardening, painting and golf.