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MCG Committee

Jo Lawrance - Chairman

Jo was elected as Chairman of MCG at the 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Group. Jo grew up in East Sussex and first lived in Maresfield during the 90s when her two boys attended a local school. She moved back to the village in February 2020, just in advance of the national lockdown. Obliged to work from home, Jo seized the opportunity to go for long daily walks, rediscovering the beautiful footpaths and rich history of Maresfield. This motivated her into joining the MCG and, subsequently, the Footpaths Group. Jo works full time as a civil servant, specialising in strategic communications and business management. She's passionate about conservation, in particular the environment, culture and our heritage.

Terence Brady - Treasurer

Terence moved to Maresfield with wife, Clare, and two sons, Sam and Joe,
in 2018. He joined the footpaths group in 2019 and the committee, as
treasurer, in 2023.

Rob Penfold

Rob and his wife Peta moved to Maresfield in 2014 and have enjoyed being involved in village life. Rob joined the MCG committee in 2015 and has taken on a number of roles including taking the MCG lead for the annual Christmas tree event in the village, and more recently has worked alongside colleagues on development and planning issues that impact on the village. He is also an occasional attendee of the Footpaths Group.

Bruce Milton

Bruce joined the Committee at the 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Group. Bruce and Kim moved to Maresfield three years ago. Following the retirement of John Smith from the Group, Bruce has stepped in to lead the footpaths group. Hobbies include archaeology and brewing beer.

Caro Shaw

Caro moved to Maresfield in September 2021 with her husband and three dogs and loves all aspects of village life. Although still working as CEO of a major charity, Caro is winding down to retirement and is particularly looking forward to indulging her love of photographing flora and fauna in the village and surrounding countryside. Unfortunately, due to a prior back injury Caro is unable to contribute physically to the group but hopes that her organisational and practical skills will be useful.

Ian Shaw

Ian moved to the village from London in 2013. He has a wife Cathy. They are semi-retired and love spending time in their garden. Ian’s role on the committee is to assist wherever he can and help with all local village events

Stephany Reed-Perkins

Stephany has lived in the village since 2006 off and on, latterly since 2016. Stephany works as a Postie in the surrounding areas. Stephany is interested in all things Maresfield and hopes that as a committee member of the Maresfield Conservation Group she will be able to make a positive contribution to life in the village.

Tom Merchant

Tom and his wife Suzanne have lived in Maresfield since 1986 although they have worked abroad in Australia and the Middle East for extended periods during this time. Tom has wide-ranging interests including gardening, diy, photography and conservation. He and Suzanne have three grown-up children, two dogs and a parrot. He joined the committee in 2023.

Tracie Coe

Tracie moved to Maresfield in 2021 with her husband Geoff, son Harrison and cockapoo Bailey looking for a less frenetic lifestyle.
Tracie loves living here and the fact there are so many beautiful walks and gorgeous countryside on the doorstep.
Having initially helped with some of the village litter picking days, Tracie was keen to get more involved with conservation of the village & subsequently became an MCG member in 2024.

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