Trustees, Staff and Patrons


Board of Trustees

Dr. Sandy Lerner OBE, Chairman

Mr. Len Bosack

Dr. Linda Bree

Mrs Gilly Drummond OBE DL

Professor Laurie Kaplan

Professor Joan Klingel Ray

Mr. Richard Knight

Professor Richard Ovenden


Executive Director

Dr. Gillian Dow

Email: Tel: 01420 595905

General Manager

Mr. Anthony Hughes Onslow

Email: Tel: 01420 595912

Development Director

Mr. Keith Arscott

Email: Tel: 01420 595937


Dr. Darren Bevin

Email: Tel: 01420 595902

Wedding Coordinator

Mrs. Corrine Saint

Email: Tel: 01420595914

Development and Communications Manager

Miss. Helen Thirlway

Email: Tel: 01420595917

Learning and Visitor Manager

Miss. Sarah Parry

Email: Tel: 01420595908

Events and Communications Officer

Miss. Shelley Hughes

Email: Tel: 01420595901

Administration and Accounts Assistant

Miss. Emily Roynane

Email: Tel: 01420595904

Development and Administration Assistant

Mrs. Andrea Robson

Email: Tel: 01420595942

Head Housekeeper

Mrs. Carol Sseddugge

Email: Tel: 01420595938

Catering and Housekeeping Assistant

Mrs. Mandy James

Email:  Tel: 01420595938

Head Gardener

Mr. Alan Bird

Email: Tel: 01420 595903

Assistant Gardener

Mr. Dave Coffin

Email: Tel: 01420 595931

Maintenance Engineer

Mr. Ray Clarke

Email: Tel: 01420 595907

Head Horseman

Mrs. Angela Mclaren

Email: Tel: 01420595910

Assistant Horseman

Miss. Simone Marshall

Email: Tel: 01420595910


The Hon. Mrs. Harriet Cotterell

Dame Mary Fagan, DCVO JP

Professor Isabel Grundy

Mr. Nigel Humphreys

Professor Cora Kaplan

Dr. Deirdre Le Faye

Mrs June Parkinson

Professor Michèle Roberts

The Earl of Selborne, GBE FRS DL

Mr Alan Titchmarsh, MBE VMH DL

Ms. Claire Tomalin, FRSL

North American Friends of Chawton House Library

The Library’s 501(c)(3) organisation in the United States.

7230 North San Blas Drive


Arizona 85704-3135


Telephone & Fax:01-520-205-1665

Professor Joan Klingel Ray, President

Ms. Roberta Gay, Secretary