The Society is governed by a Committee of Management. Members of the Committee are volunteers and receive no payment except for out of pocket expenses.
Their activity is controlled by the Rules of the Society and a Code of Conduct.
The Society is always seeking to recruit Management Committee members from within the local community particularly from those with existing skills in building, social welfare or finance. Please contact the office if you would like to apply.
Allan started his career as a Psychiactric nurse. Later Allan became a lecturer in colleges of further education (Economics & Government, to A level) and then spent over 26 years on overseas service with the British Council in developing countries, mainly managing scolarships and education aid projects funed by UK, multinational agencies and host countries.
Since retirement Allan has served on Immigration Appeals Tribunals and as a voluntary advisor to the EU.
Jo qualified as a Chartered Surveyor after a degree in Estate Management. She spent all her working life in housing after initial management training in the Estates Department at British Rail Southern Region.
After buying and converting street properties in Islington and Camden for the nascent Circle Thirty Three Housing Trust and heading the Borough Valuer’s housing valuation team in Hackney Jo continued her career in housing after the birth of her children working as a project manager, finding sites, obtaining planning consent and managing the development process to occupation for several North London Housing Associations.
Jo was brought up on the Suburb from the age of 7 and has been fortunate to be able to raise her own family here.
She is a long serving member of the Orchard Management Committee and became Secretary this year.
Charlotte is an experienced housing professional having worked at a chief executive and managing director level in a number of housing organisations for over twenty years. This has included management of sheltered housing and care. Charlotte is a local resident and currently chairs the Tenant Sub Committee.
Alan's career has been mostly involved in University Support-Services including Student Finance and the construction and administration of Student Residences. This also involved the provision of University conference facilities namely, catering and on-site accommodation. He also served as a School Bursar in London for over ten years.
Alan came to live in the nearby area as a toddler, and moved to the H G Suburb over forty years ago. He has been and still is involved in local matters groups including serving on the Hampstead Garden Suburb Residents'
Association and the Hampstead Garden Trust Estates Committee. In addition Alan serves on the Orchard Tenants' Sub-Committee.
Graham Cunnold is a Financial Analyst with a wealth of experience in Change Management and Property Management.
Following initial training in Mechanical Engineering at Bristol University he studied Business Administration and Financial Analysis at the University of Westminster.
He worked for Honeywell and Rio Tino Zink before joining Hoffman la Roche "to introduce modern management practice" to the UK business in the wake of the Monopolies Commission ruling against them. He subsequently joined the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, becoming its General Secretary in 1982.
Graham retired in 1995 and has run his own business (property and printing) which he sold prior to joining The Orchard. He has lived in the suburb for 40 years.
Tim is a Neurologist and Chief Medical Information Officer at a local hospital. He also works at the regional level to improve health and care outcomes. He enjoys working with people to deliver incremental or transformational change. Tim was educated and trained in Cambridge, with further higher and academic training at Queen Square and the Royal Free. Prior to joining the Orchard, he was a senior trustee at the Cambridge University Graduate Union, supporting the delivery of student services. He has lived in the Suburb since 2018