TRUSTEES

THE HON. MARY MONTAGU-SCOTT DL

THE HON. MARY MONTAGU-SCOTT DL - Trust Chairman

Mary is passionate about the New Forest, her family having lived here for generations.

She is a designer by profession but has more recently been working at the family Visitor Attraction and Museum at Beaulieu and Buckler’s Hard and sits on a number of museum trusts and charities.

She is a practising New Forest ‘Commoner’ with a few ponies out on the Forest. She is experienced in fundraising, community work, museum and exhibition displays and committed to make the New Forest Heritage Centre a must see visit for visitors and a hub for the local community.

JOHN PEMBERTON

JOHN PEMBERTON - Trust Vice-Chairman

John’s career was in IT, building up the computer software business he founded over 25 years to taking it public.

Since retiring from the software business, he has spent his time running his small farm in the New Forest with its horses, cattle and woodland, and he serves on a number of non-profit making bodies. He plans another retirement to enjoy the farm and other recreations.

He seeks to contribute to the Centre the skills he has learnt in business as well as computing, and sees its success comes from inspiring people, especially the next generation, to enjoy and conserve the rich environment of the Forest.

CLIVE SUTTON

CLIVE SUTTON - Trust Secretary

Clive is a practising solicitor and has been Secretary and Trustee of the Trust since 1980. He saw the building of the centre in 1988 and its later expansion with the Christopher Tower Library with a National Lottery grant.

He has interests in other associations particularly within the legal world and is Chairman of the Lymington Society with a keen interest in local planning.

He feels the greatest success of the New Forest Museum has been to be able to make entrance free for as many people to experience it as possible.

MICHAEL HARRIS

MICHAEL HARRIS - Treasurer

DAVID ADAMS

DAVID ADAMS - Trustee

JACKIE BROOMFIELD

JACKIE BROOMFIELD - Trustee

Jackie has recently retired from a career in primary education.  Despite retirement, she retains her lifelong passion to develop and extend opportunities for learning.  She is keen to apply her knowledge and skills to develop and enhance the opportunities for learning offered by the New Forest Heritage Trust.

Her enthusiasm for local history led her to volunteer at the Christopher Tower Library early in 2019.  Her work in the library provides a wealth of opportunities to develop her own learning, and offers the privilege of weekly interaction with the inspiring collection.

Jackie has lived in the New Forest for over 30 years.

David Hickman

David Hickman - Trustee

Originating from Southampton, David holds degrees in Applied Chemistry and Human Resources.

In his management career he’s worked in both multinational and FTSE250 companies.

David lectured in Human Resource Management at university in Southampton.

Within this role he aims to actively support board governance and to provide specialist advice to the management team.

David wishes to promote the enjoyment of the New Forest heritage for future generations.

DR EMMA PAGE

DR EMMA PAGE - Trustee

Emma has lived in the New Forest all her life.

She is an accountant by profession but has recently completed her PhD in the social history of the New Forest in the eighteenth century.

A regular user of archives and reference libraries, she takes a particular interest in the Christopher Tower Reference Library.

PETER POWER

PETER POWER - Trustee

Peter brings his broad experience in Operational Risk Management (previously supporting organisations such as ‘Visit Britain’, the 2012 UK Olympics, BBC etc.). He is an active JP (usually Southampton Court) and is also a member of regional and national Magistrate committees.   Living in nearby Emery Down Peter provides a local perspective on our numerous activities, as well as being a trustee of other nearby charities.

MICHAEL SHAW

MICHAEL SHAW - Trustee

BARRY SURMAN

BARRY SURMAN - Trustee

Barry has lived in the New Forest, raised a family, owned a business and enjoyed all that the area has to offer for over 30 years. Having recently retired from a long academic career in higher education, he would now like to share his knowledge and experience of business to help the New Forest Heritage Centre to continue the important work that it does and to be become more sustainable in the future.

SANDIE WILLIAMS

SANDIE WILLIAMS - Trustee

Sandie is a retired Chartered Management Accountant and qualified project manager, having previously worked for large multi-nationals, not-for-profit organisations and the charity sector.

She has lived in the New Forest for over 50 years and has previously been a New Forest Volunteer Ranger, engaging with the public about the Forest, its unique landscape, heritage and traditions. She believes that there is significant demand for lifelong learning amongst the residents and visitors to the New Forest. The Heritage Centre and Christopher Tower Reference Library are in a unique position to be able to expand people’s knowledge, to educate and excite visitors, as well as helping to promote the care and protection of the New Forest environment.

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