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:

Kirstie Arnould is a fundraising specialist for the National Trust, copywriter and trainer/mentor. She recently achieved a first-class MA in Public History at Royal Holloway University of London, where her dissertation focused on the history of the Epsom Hospital Cluster. She project managed the local Heritage Lottery-funded oral history project Keeping Us In Mind.

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, 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.

Julian Waters is a presenter on Sky Sports News. He has lived in Epsom with his family for 15 years and is an enthusiastic member of Epsom tennis club. He is a regular judge on the prestigious Cross Sports Book awards.