MEET YOUR COMMITTEE
CHAIR: Theresa Ferguson
I moved to Nansledan in July 2017. I am a retired Police officer serving 30 years within the British Transport Police. I retired at the rank of Chief Inspector having served in a variety of roles within the service including Neighbourhood Policing, CID, Training, Event planning and latterly as a Public Order Commander working alongside colleagues in the Metropolitan and the City of London Police, so have a sound background in management.
Outside of the police service I covered a variety of role including Chair of Maidstone Grammar School for Girls PFA. This is the school my daughters, Ciara (21) and Sinead (19) attended and I was keen to get involved in school activities to ensure I was up to date with the education process’s. I also was elected onto the schools Board of Governors.
I am very keen on fitness and do a lot of sports activities when time permits including, walking, swimming, cycling, skiing and kayaking.
As Chair of the Nansledan Community Association I am keen to ensure we grow into a vibrant active family of friends, neighbours and businesses. Over the coming months and years there will be so many exciting opportunities coming our way which I hope we can grasp and develop for the benefit of our community. I look forward to working with you all.
VICE CHAIR: VACANT
SECRETARY: Tess Lowe
Revd. Tess Lowe was ordained Deacon in Truro Cathedral at the end of June 2018 and Priested 12 months later. Tess was born in God’s ‘other’ country, Yorkshire, and worked in London as a software developer for 20 years before running away west to seek a gentler way of life. She tried two years as a contemplative nun before realising God was calling her to ordained ministry. Tess plays the flute and tin whistle and loves to sing – especially in worship. She enjoys writing and landscape photography in her spare time.
TREASURER: VANESSA LEAVER
WEB MASTER: Annalisa Mather
I moved to Nansledan in September 2017. I lived in the mountains of Colorado for 21 years and returned to England to be close to my family in 2015.
During my time in Colorado I needed a website for my own therapy business and so learned website building and design at the local college. I find I am fascinated by all things design, media, and photography. Over the years I have built many websites, mainly for small businesses though I have been a part of several teams on larger sites.
My other interests include teaching Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing as well introducing people to a whole-food plant-based lifestyle through workshops and on-line. I think I am supposed to be retired but as I never really had a career as such just an ability to yes to the next thing that came along. I have been a chef, therapist, ski instructor, award winning film maker, and personal growth workshop facilitator and website builder.
BUILD & ENVIRONMENT OFFICER: Suzanne Featherstone
I moved with my family to pastures new in Cornwall last January, relinquishing my trusteeship of a local tree-planting charity in Surrey and my job in conservation for Plant Heritage at Loseley Park.
However, I am already immersed in this wonderful sustainable community with my local Councillor role and a member of several of Nansledan’s clubs. Food security, the circular economy and climate resilience are my active interests, with both my children keen environmentalists too.
Former Investing in Nature Project Manager at WWF and Enterprise Manager for Canal and River Trust, I aim to accentuate the positive for our beautiful Cornish environment, so Nansledan is my dream location. I hope my experience in delivering multi-stakeholder landscape scale projects means an interest in neighbourhood planning is a natural fit for Build and Environment Officer for Nansledan