We recently informed Society members that this year’s arrangements for the AGM will be a combination of short online presentations with email for members’ questions and voting. The following information is now available:
- Short presentation by the Society’s Chairman (available from 10 May)
- Biographies of those standing for election or re-election to the Executive Committee (below)
- 2019 Provisional Accounts
- 2020 Provisional Accounts
- Minutes of the 2019 AGM
- Nomination Form for election to membership of the Executive Committee (deadline 10 May)
Alternatively, you may contact the Honorary Secretary, 10 Blenheim Road, W4 1UA for copies of the documents.
To submit any questions, please email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org before 16 May. The answers will be posted on the Society’s website by 20 May.
To vote for the resolutions outlined in the recent formal AGM Notice (E-news 19 April 2021), please complete the online form (link available from 10 May).
Biographies of Executive Committee nominees
I bought my first house in Chiswick 25 years ago and joined the Society when I moved to Bedford Park in 2007.
I am a chartered accountant by training and spent my entire working life at KPMG in a variety of roles, both in the UK and overseas. I recently stood down as the Chair of Governors of a large independent school, having served my full term, and am now delighted to be spending time supporting a couple of charities, alongside a little consulting work. I serve as the Treasurer of a small charity, Hostage International, and I look forward to using the experience I have gained in that role for the Society.
I very much enjoy living – and now working – in Bedford Park and am pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to the Society, now that my full-time work commitments have reduced.
I’ve lived in Bedford Park for over 20 years and been a member of the Society for that time. I joined the Executive Committee in 2016 and serve on the Society’s Infrastructure Committee and as Chair of Communications.
I spent my career in corporate and marketing communications with Marks & Spencer, the Stock Exchange, Barclays plc and Australia and New Zealand Bank. I am pleased to be able to use these skills in helping develop and improve the Society’s communications with members and in raising the Society’s profile. As part of my communications role, I developed and now manage the website, produce the electronic newsletters and edit the Bedford Park Journal and Annual Report.
I have lived in Bedford Park for over 30 years and been an Executive Committee member since 1998. For many years I’ve been actively involved with infrastructure matters, and I became Chair of the Society in 2016. More recently I developed and initiated the idea of the Society’s sub-committee structure which has enabled many more people to become involved with the work of the Society.
I am absolutely committed to the Society’s vital role in preserving and celebrating the character and architectural heritage which makes Bedford Park so special.
I am a chartered accountant, and spent most of my professional career in banking, as a management consultant and as a senior civil servant. In retirement I have held voluntary roles as Chair of Governors at a state primary school in Hounslow, chairing a small cancer fund, and as a Trustee of Cancer 52.
I moved to Bedford Park for just over 40 years ago and have been a member of the Society ever since. I joined the Ealing Conservation Area Advisory Panel in 1995 and took over chairing that small group as well as the Society’s planning committee in 2007 after the death of Beryl Brownsword.
During my career as an Architect, I worked in private practices mainly on housing for Local Authorities in London and Liverpool, Housing Associations in London and Private Developers in France. As a ‘modernist’ designer myself I have always been interested in conservation and the history of Architecture, and its social and cultural influences.
We are sorry that it will not be possible to hold our usual meeting with the opportunity for face-to-face discussion with members but hope the arrangements we’ve made will provide everyone with useful information and also enable all our members to ask any questions.
Please do contact us with any questions about the Accounts or the Annual Review: email@example.com.