THE PUTNEY SOCIETY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

OFFICERS

 

CHAIR

 Robert Arguile    

 - Robert Arguile

Chair@putneysociety.org.uk

18 Burstock Road,  0208 788 4554

My family has been resident in Putney since 1985, but I had periods working abroad for a multinational company. Retired chemical engineer and process analyst. I have been a Trustee of the Putney Society since 2016, first as Website Editor and then becoming the Chair in 2018.

 

SECRETARY. 

- Carolyn McMillan

Secretary | secretary@putneysociety.org.uk

38 Disraeli Road, SW15 2DS 020 8789 6692

A chartered psychologist (retired) specialising in health and quality of life. Research conducted at Royal Holloway, University of London. Resident in Putney for over 40 years with spells abroad. She was Chair of Putney Society for four years to 2014, and has served as Secretary for the past six years. She is currently Trustee of the Friends of Putney School of Art and Design and a former Trustee of the Friends of Fulham Palace. She has an interest in community issues, having set up a local resident’s association and neighbourhood watch. Andrew Nichol – Treasurer. Resident of Putney, with my wife and

 

TREASURER

- Andrew Nichol

Treasurer | treasurer@putneysociety.org.uk

19, Burstock Road, SW15 2PW  07746 409703

 Resident of Putney, with my wife and children, since 2003. A Chartered Accountant, currently CFO of M Winkworth PLC. Member of the Executive Committee since 2020.

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS & TRUSTEES

 

- Judith Chegwidden

Judith Chegwidden

 Convenor - Open spaces panel: judith.chegwidden@gmail.com

Cornish by origin but resident in Putney since 1970. Before retiring I was MD of a company providing analyses of minerals and metals markets. Locally, I spent twelve years as a local councillor and ten years as a NED of a local NHS Trust. I joined the Putney Society in 1990, served as Chair for 2 years in mid­1990s and later as Secretary and Chair in 2010s. Latterly contributes as Bulletin Editor and convenor of Open Spaces Panel.

 

- Jonathan Callaway 

Deputy Chairman

10 Luttrell Avenue SW15 6PF, 07768 907672

Resident in Putney since 1988, retired banker, former Member of British Library board, former trustee Battersea Arts Centre & Wandsworth Museum until it merged with BAC, current trustee of CW+, the charity supporting the Chelsea & Westminster hospital. Have been a committee member since 2007, convenor of the Transport Panel 2007­2012, initiated Air Quality campaign 2010. 

 

- Charles Gillbe

 I was born in Manchester and grew up and studied medicine in Aberdeen. I have worked on the shop floor in Slough, London and Brigg, Lincs and in medicine in Leicester, Brisbane, Portsmouth, Groenlo, (NL) and London. My professional interests were cardiothoracic anaesthesia and critical care and for a time I was responsible for anaesthetic training in north London and intensive care training nationally. Since retiring I have continued to grow my own vegetables, walk up mountains and cycle, all increasingly slowly. I have recently started studying mathematics at the OU.

 

- Richard Carter

Air Pollution sub-Group

Brought up on a farm in Wiltshire, I escaped to civilisation to study chemistry at Bristol University, followed by a PhD in organic chemistry. I then spent 30 years doing operational research/policy advice at the Department of Health. After that I became head of research at a children’s charity working mainly in Central/Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Now retired, I divide my time between rebuilding/riding bicycles, advocating sustainable transport, going to concerts/the theatre ­ and covering the pollution issue for Putney Society.

 

- Mike Fawcett

Air Pollution sub-Group

 orBn and grew up in Preston, Lancs; resident of Putney since 1981; a retired senior civil servant, having worked mainly on transport and economic regeneration. Interests include theatre, art appreciation (including architecture), walking and playing bridge. Working on a local history project since lockdown. Member of the Putney Society since 2007, and of the Executive Committee since the 2019 AGM. Particularly concerned about road, rail and air transport, and especially in improving our local air quality and reducing the disturbance caused by aircraft noise. 

 

- Victoria L Diamond

Community Panel Co-Convenorvickysw15@aol.com

6 Norroy Road, SW15 1PF   Tel: 07746 022654

 Brought up in South Africa. I worked initially for a vehicle export company in St James, sending ambulances, Jeeps and Rolls Royce to the Middle East. Subsequently worked for a large American investment bank on the US equity side, before moving over to the US Derivative Desk. Lived in New York for 6 months, and travelled extensively. Glandular fever and meningitis put a stop to that. I have lived in Putney since 1986, am co­convenor of the Community Panel and have been a member of the Society for 10 years.

 

- Val Jones

Community Panel Co-Convenor

41 Norroy Road, SW15 1PF Tel: 020 8788 4092

 Val came to live in Putney in 1973. Her career in health and social care includes posts at the Medical Research Council and Hammersmith and Fulham Council. She was seconded to the Department of Health in 2001. In 2004 Val established her consultancy business and was also a member of the Guy’s Research Ethics Committee. A member of the Putney Society since 2016, Val is Co­Convenor of the Community Panel and a member of the Executive Committee. Now retired, her interests include architecture and design, opera, horses and walking. 

- Mark Poulter

 

Buildings Panel Deputy Convenor (point of contact for Buildings Panel)

1 Ernshaw Place, SW15 2BT 0208 785 6538 

South London born and bred. Resident of Putney since 1980. Retired after 41 years of senior management positions in Information Systems management with BP, Shell, P&O/OCL and others. Interested in architecture and traditional buildings and gardens, the countryside and classic vehicles. Member of the Putney Society for 30+ years and Executive Committee for 10+ years, seeking to maintain the ambience of Putney for those who live here.

 

- Stephen Luxford 

Stephen Luxford

Transport Panel Convenor: Stephen.luxford46@gmail.com 

Born and grew up in Weybridge in Surrey. First visited Putney regularly in the 80s and has been resident for over 25 years. Works for a Parliamentary body and as a regular commuter (pre­Covid) has a particular concern for the quality of rail and tube transport and the effects of air pollution in the High Street. Member of Putney Society for over ten years. First direct involvement was in the initial air pollution measuring exercise in 2011. Subsequently joined the Transport Panel, later becoming the Convenor and a Member of the Executive Committee.

 

NON EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

 - Chris Orriss

Membership Secretary | membership@putneysociety.org

Tel: 020-8785 7115

 

 

 - Andrew Catto

Buildings Panel Convenor

 

 - Caroline Whitehead

 Thames Tunnel Strategy Group - Representative for The Putney Society