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Clive Beaumont

Clive has lived in Hampton Hill since 1985.  He is the nominee of St James’s Parish Church where he is a trained Visitor supporting the elderly from the church.  He ran his own employee communication consultancy for more than 30 years – working with large companies, most often in the field of pension communication.  Sport was a big part of his earlier life but now such activity is limited to cycling and exercising in Bushy and Home Parks and, when times allow, being a vocal member of Harlequins Rugby Club!

Mark Boyle

Mark has lived in the borough since 1995 & was a Councillor for Fulwell & Hampton Hill from 2014 to 2018. With a background in the technology sector he has worked for large corporates & small start ups as well as running his own business. Married with two sons Mark is a sports fan and occasional parkrunner.

Dr Jim Brockbank

Jim has lived in Hampton Hill since 1989 when he became a partner at the Park Road Surgery Teddington.  Additionally he has had lead roles in mental health and in palliative care in the locality.  He retired in 2014.   He has an interest in disability; and enjoys France, cycling and family life.

Dr Martin Duffy

Martin has lived in the area since 1985 and became a Trustee in July 2015.  After completing a Doctorate in mathematics at Oxford University he began his career at Shell but subsequently moved into investment management, holding senior roles at Barings, GMO and Claremont, an award winning hedge fund manager that he founded. Martin currently serves as an investment advisor to an independent regional stockbroking firm, chairman of a small behavioural economics consultancy and as a Trustee of several other local charities. 

Hilary Hart

Hilary is a retired Secondary School teacher. She has a keen interest in education having served as a Parent Governor in two local schools. She has lived in Hampton since 1973 as well as being brought up there and is an active member of St Mary's Church, Hampton.

Adele Kimber

Adele has lived with her family in Teddington for over 20 years and has been a governor of Teddington School and a trustee of Richmond West Schools Trust. She has a professional background in journalism and communications and also long experience as a trustee and director of a national children’s disability charity.  

Geraldine Locke

Geraldine has lived in Teddington for 30 years. She was a local Councillor for the Hampton Wick ward from 2015 to 2018. She has a passion for learning and education, and  has been a governor at Collis School for over twenty years, half spent as Chair. She is now a Member for the Richmond West Schools Trust.   Professionally she has worked in the adult learning and development sector throughout most of her career. Originally Geraldine trained in Hotel and Catering Management, and loves to cook and entertain. She is married to Phil, and has two grown up children who keep her feet on the ground.

Ben Lovell

Ben has been Vicar of St Mary’s Hampton since June 2017.  Before moving to Hampton he lived in Harrow where he was a youth worker and curate. He is married to Cara, who is currently training for ordination, and they have two children, Emily and Zoe, who keep them on their toes. Ben loves cooking, playing golf badly and reading.

Kim Loxton

Kim has lived in Hampton since 1980 and is the nominee of All Saints Church, Hampton, where she is an active member.  She has worked with children and young people with special needs over many years.  Her interests include gardening, Tai Chi, singing with Rock Choir, and she is a member of Harlequins Rugby Club. She is married to David, has two 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren.

David Meggitt

David spent most of his working life at PwC, where he was a management consultant and, latterly, the UK firm’s Finance Director.  He has lived in the borough since 1973 (in Hampton Hill since 1987) and is married to Carolyn.  They have two sons and a daughter and three grand-daughters.  Now retired, David is a trustee, and treasurer, of The Mulberry Centre.  He enjoys hiking and photography (often together), writing and sport.

Martin Seymour (Chairman)

Happily married to Christine since ‘86 and proud father to Anthony since ‘96, Martin’s first role was as a night club manager for EMI.  Then he came to his senses and enjoyed two decades in computing, over half as Head of IT for multinational companies, winning international prizes for his work.  Actively involved in the Borough since 1990, Martin has held various positions including: Mayor of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames; Cabinet Member for Planning and Strategic Development and Borough Tenants’ Champion.

Sharika Sharma

Born in New Delhi, India, Sharika moved to the UK at the age of 11. After graduating she taught primary and secondary children in two schools in Malawi. On her return to the UK she sought a career in publishing before moving into financial services. Having held positions at Citi Private Bank and Legal & General Investment Management she currently works at CCLA, an investment management company that specialises in the not-for-profit sector. She enjoys cycling through the local parks and along the river, which often involve a necessary pit stop for ice cream.