About Us

Trustees

Lucie-Jane Lewis

Lucie-Jane Lewis

Lucie-Jane established her own Design Studio in Central London after studying Graphic Design. She and her team worked on corporate identities, publicity and advertising for a road-based range of clients. She moved to the New Forest with her husband in 1985 where they ran a livery for over 25 years in Sway. She has been involved in planning and housing projects locally and for over 20 years she has been further involved in the local area by Charity the local fund-raising Committee for Naomi House, Children’s Hospice and for the Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy. She was awarded an MBE for her work in the area in 2011.

Vanessa Galbraith

Vanessa Galbraith

Vanessa was born in Lymington, moving back to the area in 2015. She spent ten years as a travel photographer working on various assignments abroad and published a book on America in 2002.  Worked as a researcher on a variety of documentaries in Home Current Affairs at BBC Radio 4. She also worked as a market researcher for Spotlight Research and carried out work for companies such as L’Oreal, Chanel and Renault. More recently she has been employed at Executives in Africa, a local executive search firm. She has a passion for organising events having produced theatre productions and a variety of musical evenings as well as curating photographic and art exhibitions.

Caite Healy

Caite Healy

Caite moved to the New Forest in 2011. She is a member of the Keyhaven Yacht Club. Caite has a long career history in Finance Management, including FD roles at The Tate, Federation of City Farms, Halliburton, Brown & Root, Hayes Davidson, Pearson Group among others. Caite has considerable Trustee experience in particular with Employee owned businesses. She has a keen interest in history and Ancestry. She currently holds a number of Trustee/directorships in businesses within the property sector in London and is a founding director of the Alan Davidson Foundation.

Norman Browne - Co Opted

Norman Browne - Co Opted

Norman moved to Lymington with his family nearly 25 years ago and has been a regular user and supporter of the Centre. Prior to his retirement Norman worked for the County Council managing a team of advisory teachers which specialised in the education of children and adults with a visual impairment. He is a volunteer projectionist at the cinema. Norman enjoys working on his allotment, playing bridge and sailing. He is particularly interested in ensuring the accessibility of the Centre for people with disabilities.

Judy Ruffell

Judy Ruffell

Judy has lived in Lymington since 1973 when she also joined the Association, She taught Bridge with the Turner Bridge Club.   Judy raced in a Contessa 32 for eight years.  She served on the Board of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club 2004 – 2007, is involved with the Wednesday Junior Sailing Club, runs a bridge supper twice a month, runs the RNLI Bridge Drive twice a year.

Peter Wagstaff

Peter Wagstaff

Peter retired to Lymington in 2006.  A chemistry graduate, working for the European Commission, Brussels, retiring from The Management of European Commissions Independent Scientific Advisory Committees, where he was projector co-ordinator for creation of a many Community Agency for Food Safety (EFSA).  April 2012 – October 2015 – Trustee, Vice Chair and Chair for 15 months for LCA through a period of major internal and organisational change. A keen sailor and active member of Lymington Players.

Malcolm Ross - Co Opted

Malcolm Ross - Co Opted

Malcolm has lived locally since 1973 and in East Boldre since 1996 until he and his wife moved to Lymington in January 2019.  Malcolm was a partner and head of the Employment Department with Paris Smith and Randall (now Paris Smith), solicitors in Southampton.  He advised and represented individuals and many local businesses in the area.  He was involved in fundraising for the Wessex Cancer Trust from its inception.  On retirement from PSR in 2000 he continued to sit as a part-time judge in the Southampton Employment Tribunal until retiring in 2010.  Malcolm has been a volunteer ranger with Forestry England from 2002 taking part in and leading many conservation events in the New Forest.  Malcolm is Chairman of a Trust that provides funds to St Mary’s South Baddesley Church and South Baddesley Primary School.  Until recently he was also a trustee East Boldre Village Hall.

Peter Allen - Co Opted

Peter Allen - Co Opted

Widowed in May 2021.  Two successful sons with four grandchildren in total. Background in Education and Sport.  Founder President of Lymington Mariners Rugby Club.

Chair of Amenities for LPTC 2015 to 2019. Funded the start of our successful Park Run in Woodside, plus numerous play parks.  Enjoy cycling, walking and love the balance Lymington offers by being adjacent to the forest and the sea. Wish to see all Lymington assets thrive, especially our community centre.

Lesley Dawson - Co Opted

Lesley Dawson - Co Opted

Lesley Dawson went to university and obtained a degree in accounting but chose not to follow that path in her career.  She lived in the U.S.A. until 1985 when she returned to the UK. She owned a restaurant in York for 2 years but sold when the recession hit. Following this she started a career in sales working for Shell UK, progressing through the ranks to that of Sales Director.
She  left York and moved to Lymington for a new start, volunteering at many places in town pre-pandemic including the Oakhaven shop, and at the hospice itself, the Hospital, plus St Barbes Museum, where I still volunteer, and finally the Community Centre where I volunteer in the bar and Cinema and this is where my heart is and always will be.