The Committee

The Executive Committee meets on the third Monday of every month, and has a rolling agenda of items of relevance to the local community.  


Jane Tozer


I moved to Chorleywood in 1984, it was a brilliant choice!  As a working person I loved being able to walk out and explore our lovely countryside and the Common, while living in a village that is a vibrant mix of people from all walks of life.  I have always supported the Chorleywood Residents’ Association, joining the Executive Committee in August 2019, and was honoured to be elected its Chair in May 2020.  We care passionately about maintaining Chorleywood’s special character and friendly community spirit, and we aim to work with residents knowing that “Chorleywood is as good as we make it”

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Darren Vickers

Honorary Secretary

I moved to Chorleywood with my family in early 2014 and very much enjoy living here. I am passionate about the village and the local area and joined the Executive Committee of the CRA in 2022. I commute daily to work in central London and believe we are incredibly fortunate to live in an area that is both well connected but also maintains its own special character, with the Common, woodland and River Chess on our doorsteps, as well as a vibrant village community. I look forward to making my contribution to maintain the unique qualities of the village.

David Gray

Honorary Treasurer

I have been a local for over 20 years although we only moved to the centre of Chorleywood 4 years ago. We are very happy here and really value having so many good shops as well as having easy connections to Central London and elsewhere, whilst being surrounded by beautiful countryside and open spaces.

My work these days is mainly in the charity sector and have been treasurer for a number of charities including Motor Neurone Disease and now the Herts Disability Sports Foundation and IAC an Adoption Agency. I am a qualified accountant and worked at a senior level in commerce for many years. A big part of my life revolves around sport, both as a player and spectator. I also volunteer for the Corona Support Group.

I joined the Executive Committee in May 2020. I enjoy my role and playing a small part in helping Chorleywood retain its character and sense of community as well as dealing with the many challenges that face us today.

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Members of the Committee

Jon Bishop

Planning, Local and Neighbourhood Plan

I have lived Chorleywood for over 25 years but have known the area well all my life, having regularly visited the village and common as a child as part of family days out. I have four children who have all gone through local schools. I spent my working career as an accountant and management consultant in the financial services sector. I have been a member of Chorleywood Residents’ Association all the time I have lived here and joined the Executive Committee in 2016 taking responsibility for the associations planning activities.

I understand how things that affect our homes and environment have a real impact on us all. As such I have been pleased to help many people with planning matters over the last five years. I was also very involved in the drafting of the new Chorleywood Neighbourhood Plan as well as working to try and ensure that the new Local Plan being prepared by Three Rivers District Council does not negatively impact Chorleywood and its environs. To this end, I represent CRA on the new Joint Three Rivers Residents Association where associations from across the district come together to support each other in areas of mutual interest, with the Local Plan being the item highest on everyone’s agenda at the moment because of its potential impact on all of us.

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Jill Menghetti

Editor of TCR

I have lived in Chorleywood since first coming to the village with my parents in 1968 and then settling here with my son. A journalist by profession, I am now semi-retired and work as a freelance providing editorial and desktop publishing services. This includes producing the CRA’s twice-yearly hard copy magazine The Chorleywood Resident, which I have designed and edited since 2015.  I joined the Executive Committee in December 2014.

The TCR is distributed free to all households in the parish. In it I aim to help all Chorleywood residents feel they belong; encourage them to make their voice heard; focus on matters that concern us all; promote village groups and associations; highlight ongoing issues and campaigns for the future; show what the CRA has been doing; and provide useful information. Please do get in touch with your comments and ideas.

I love the arts, and I am immediate past chairman of Chorleywood University of the Third Age and a member of St Andrew’s Church.

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Lisa Stewart

Highways & Parking, Business Liaison, Memorial Garden

Born and bred in Chorleywood I remember when it was voted the happiest place to live. I’m hugely passionate about the Village and want it to thrive and be a happy place for all residents. After 30 years in finance, I’m very happy to now have more time to devote to Chorleywood and joined the Executive Committee in 2019.  I firmly believe that the success of our High Street is key to the success and well-being of Chorleywood.  As residents, it’s up to us to dictate the future of our village. We are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful and convenient part of the world, it’s our responsibility to protect it and make sure it flourishes.

Lisa Stewart

Mike Stansfield

Webmaster, e-Newsletter Editor & IT support

My wife and I moved to Chorleywood over 10 years ago and have not looked back. We were aware of Chorleywood Residents’ Association by reading the excellent TCR magazine.  After joining the Executive Committee in 2018 I have been able to use my experience from my career in IT to look after the website and IT support for the association. I’m also the editor for the monthly email newsletter which I hope you find informative and enjoyable to read. The most recent project I have worked on is this new website and I am also currently digitising copies of the associations magazines which span over 50 years. I am sure these will make interesting reading!

Mike Stansfield

Angela Killick


Brought up in Heronsgate (plus pony).   Worked mostly in London in the public sector and was also a Westminster local cllr for 16 years.   So familiar with central and local government, quangos, social and other services.   Was later an NHS chair for 10 years.  Returned to Chorleywood  in 1997 so that our son could go to a local school and my husband and I could support my aged parents.   Am founder chair of Chorleywood Library Volunteers, keeping the library open (with others).   Past governor of the Russell, and currently  Maple Cross primary school.  Was cllr on Three Rivers for Chorleywood South ward 2015-19.   I joined the Executive Committee in 2019 and am the ‘lead’ on the environment .

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Nagina Qureshi

Social Media & Publicity

I moved to Chorleywood in 2018 and am one of the most recent recruits to the Executive Committee. Previously I had lived in Bushey for 11 years. The first thing that struck me when I arrived in Chorleywood was the great sense of community. This lead me to contact the Chorleywood Residents’ Association and subsequently join the Executive Committee in 2019.

I am a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Adviser and have worked in practice and industry. I now work as a financial trainer for a training and publishing company. I live with my husband, Naim, who is a family lawyer at Blaser Mills just over the border in Buckinghamshire and our two daughters, one of whom goes to St Clement Danes and the other will follow her in due course. I will be assisting our Treasurer and also looking after Social Media for the Association. Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

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Chris Gagg


My family and I moved to Chorleywood in 2023 following a thoroughly enjoyable 10 years in Rickmansworth. We feel privileged to live in the area and the many great things it offers. And we are passionate for these opportunities being there for our children and future generations to enjoy.

In between being taxi service, chef, homework guide for our young children, my wife and I both work in Financial Services in the City and are regular Met or Chiltern line commuters.

My hobbies revolve mostly around sport, both playing and viewing, and travelling whenever possible.

I joined the Executive Committee in January 2024. Becoming a part of the Chorleywood Residents Association enables me to support the great work it does in representing our community and helping make it the best place it can be. And I am grateful for the opportunity .

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Vanessa Rousseau

Community Liaison

I moved to Chorleywood with my family back in 1986. I attended Stag Lane school and then St Clement Danes. I’ve enjoyed lots of Chorleywood family country walks over the years and I am grateful to know so many lovely people (young and old) in the village. My career background is in Marketing and Communications. I have an incredible husband and two wonderful, growing and curious children who ask me lots of questions every day.

The community heart is big and the spirit is strong and whenever I meet a new family, they tell me how happy they are to live in Chorleywood. I feel a strong sense of pride and responsibility in looking after our beautiful village and making sure everyone continues to enjoy such a wonderful place to live.

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