Who we are

Horton Chapel Arts & Heritage Society was set up by a committed group of Epsom residents determined to see Horton Chapel saved from dereliction (and from developers) and brought back to life as a valuable social and cultural asset for the whole community. We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered with the Charity Commission. (Reg. no. 1167510)

Our committee:

Lionel Blackman is a local solicitor and former Borough councillor. He has been a resident of Epsom and Ewell since childhood.

David Gulland (treasurer) works in the life insurance industry, where he has held leadership roles in a variety of organisations. He currently runs his own consultancy.

Claire Harris has been a Livingstone Park resident for 12 years. An economics graduate, she now manages the finances for Tamborine, an award-winning sound studio in London and runs C&N Harris Bookkeeping.

Janice Heyes is head of company management at the National Theatre, where she has worked as a stage manager for the past 16 years. She was also project manager for ‘A Curious Night in the Theatre’ – a fundraiser which cleared its target of £100k for two autism charities.

Ian Reeves (chair) is co-founder of the Centre for Journalism at the University of Kent, a founding director of KMTV, author of The Newspapers Handbook and a former magazine editor and award-winning journalist.

Maria Reeves is a creative marketing and events consultant, project and bid manager. She is a founding trustee and festival director of MGSO4 Epsom & Ewell Arts Festival. A writer and former national newspaper journalist, Maria’s work is widely published.

Rupert Salmon  (secretary) is a civil servant at the Department for Education working on recruitment and retention in schools.  He has previously worked as head of equality, diversity and inclusion at BEIS, as a VSO English teacher in China, and as an archaeologist for the Museum of London.  He is a member of the Surrey Archaeological Society.

Graham Saunders is a Social History graduate and a Chartered Surveyor. Partner in a large property consultancy firm and a resident of Livingstone Park for over 13 years, Graham has a keen interest in bringing the building and grounds back into use, combining his property expertise and history interests with an enthusiasm for local community engagement.

Phil Humphrey has over 40 years experience in the construction industry and has been a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for 28 years.  As a Project Manager he has delivered projects such as 3 acute Central London teaching hospitals; primary and secondary school programmes for Local Authorities; and 3 sports centres. His most prestigious project was the 2012 Olympic Stadium. He has lived in Epsom for 20 years.