The Management Committee

The Management Committee are responsible for the day to day running of the Community Hub. They are elected by shareholders and serve on the Committee for a period of 3 years.

The current Management Committee is made up of the following elected shareholders :

Chair – Nigel Thirkill: I have been running our own business providing engineering services to FMCG producers and global brands. Prior to that a range of senior roles with experience in managing teams, problem solving and business management. I am passionate about maintaining a “heart” for our village that makes Church Fenton more than just somewhere to live.

Vice Chair – Paul Brooksby: I have been in the village for just over 5 years and in that short time have come to realise the immense benefits from living in such a wonderful community. From our initial experiences of nearly losing the assets of the White horse and then the shop to now having award recognised facilities, I have been so impressed. I would like to help in a small way to continue to enhance our environment, and feel that as I have just retired from the NHS that I now have the time to give something back to our community.

Treasurer – Rebecca Hunt: I moved to the area in 2012 and quickly saw that it’s a wonderful place to live. I’ve actively been involved in protecting and enhancing our community for a number of years. I’m on the working group for the Neighbourhood Plan and am a member of various community groups. In my spare time I love to get out walking and enjoy learning new crafts.

Secretary – Sue Babington: A founder member of the CFCH Feasibility Group, as Secretary, I am responsible for ensuring all the correct information and documentation is provided to the other members (and other bodies) in order to maintain the smooth running of the Hub’s aims and responsibilities.  I am the link between the Parish Council and the Management Committee.   I am an experienced Executive Personal Assistant. I was born and bred in Leeds, and moved to Church Fenton in April 2000.  I enjoy all aspects of community and village life.  I am a member of the volunteer team for Church Fenton Community Cafe, making and serving food to the community, and I currently work part time as an Examinations Invigilator at Tadcaster Grammar School.   I am a passionate team player, and happy to help wherever I can, but my family will always come first!

David Herbert: We moved to the village in 1975 so nearly classed as a local. I worked for Yorkshire Electricity before leaving to start my own electrical contracting business until I retired in 2010. I was a founding member of Church Fenton Bowling Club and have served as the Secretary for 24 years. I previously served on the Parish Council for 2 terms and until recently was a member of the Village Hall management committee. 

Mandy Thirkill: In addition to working in the family business, I support small and medium sized enterprises (SME) from start up to continuity planning, by providing business management support.   I have always worked in financial organisations. I bring a well-rounded knowledge of business processes, strong knowledge of how a business runs, and the requirements needed from start up to year on year growth.