Steering Committee


Brian Williams

Born on the Isle of Wight, my family moved to Woking in approximately 1950 and I have lived in the general area ever since. My wife, Jacqui, and I have lived in Ottershaw since 2004.
After studying Aeronautical Engineering at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, I eventually joined British European Airways, now British Airways, in 1967 at Heathrow Airport....

Mike Freshney

Interim Minutes Secretary

Mike, aged 77, has lived in Ottershaw for 47 years, having been born in Lincolnshire. He has been married to Joan for 50 years and has a daughter and son, and four grandchildren.
He particularly enjoys travel, golf, gardening, and music, and working to help Ottershaw be a safe, enjoyable and thriving community....

Bob Oliver

Treasurer and Neighbourhood Plan Coordinator

Has lived in Ottershaw for 18years and in the surrounding area for most of his life. Married with 2 daughters. Over 40 year career with UK Defence covering many roles ranging from cartography, system analysis, procurement, design & development through to project & requirements management....

Nigel Eastment

A Runnymede resident for over 60 years, the last 36 in Ottershaw; married to Sue with two grown children. I am currently chairman of Ottershaw Park Estate, Sheep Section Secretary at the Chertsey Agricultural Show and on the Fairoaks Airport Consultative Committee ....

Julie Last

I moved to Ottershaw in 1986 with my husband Barry and are both happily retired now.
I previously worked in accounts and office management and was with my last firm for 11 years.
My main hobby is my allotment which I have had for over 15 years and is still a work in progress....

Thomas Gundacker

IT Coordinator and Constitution Manager

Thomas Gundacker moved to Ottershaw in 2016 with his wife and 2 children (8 & 10 years old), after returning to the UK from a 6.5-year assignment to Abu Dhabi. Thomas loves discovering new countries and outdoor adventures, hiking and exploring unknown caves in his home country Austria.

Hannah Lane

Planning Application Coordinator

Conservator of antiquities at Winchester Museum, then the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Joined the Research laboratory of the British Museum in 1961, specializing in the conservation of metal objects. Transferred to the new Department of Conservation in 1975 as Head of Metals Conservation, becoming Head of Conservation in 1982 ....

Carl Mann

Vice Chair & Communications Coordinator

Born 1973, in Worchester South Africa to British parents Stephen & Angela. Married to Lisa in Weybridge 2006 and we have three amazing sons together. I’ve lived in the UK from 2001 -2008 & have recently relocated back to the UK in 2018. My career experience has spanned across the signage industry for 17 years, the IT industry for 10 years ...

Jim Nichol

Membership Secretary

Born in Woking and lived in Addlestone and Ottershaw all my life. Last 33 Years in Brox Lane. Worked in computer mainframe hardware support all my working life – retired in 2012. Travelled extensively for work.
Chair of several local associations - Brox Lane Residents Association, Brox End Nursery RA and OWAIRA. ..

Malcolm Cressey


Born in Scotland in 1953 to parents from Yorkshire. Has lived in Ottershaw to over 20 years. Married to Lynette since 1993. Worked in Banking and related industries for 20 years in South Africa and 20 years in the UK. Mostly as an Analyst and in Global Sales. Now enjoying semi-retirement. Hobbies include: good wine, good food, good company ...

The Ottershaw Neighbourhood Forum is a not-for-profit organisation set up as an Unicorporated Association.

It is a Neighbourhood Forum as defined in the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by the Localism Act 2011.

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