Emsworth Comunity Land Trust
Creating affordable homes and community spaces



Dwynwen Stepien

Chair - Dwynwen Stepien BA Econ, PGCE, MBA

Dwynwen's passion for education and family services started when she was a youth worker and parent governor in Portsmouth.  Since then she has worked as a senior manager in local authorities including Hampshire and West Sussex, her last post being Director of Transformation.  She moved to Emsworth 6 years ago and recently retired she is enjoying life as part of the Emsworth community working with the Emsworth Forum and now with the Emsworth Community Land Trust. 

Vice Chair - Dr Theo Schofield OBE

Theo was a GP in The Medical Centre in Warwickshire for 35 years. He was involved in primary care team development and worked with the local community to build a Day Centre in the Community Hospital, to set up a community transport scheme, and to develop Shipston Home Nursing.

He also held academic posts in the University of Oxford and was a Member of the Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners. He moved to Emsworth in 2012, and is Chairman of the Emsworth Residents Association and a Trustee of the Friends of Emsworth Community Health.

Peter Tier

Treasurer - Harry F Thuillier BSc Mech Eng

Harry has a commercial and finance background and is Chairman of Racelogic Ltd in Buckingham where he has worked for the last 20 years. He has been Chair of Governors at a school near Buckingham and latterly a Governor at a special needs school near Southampton. He moved to Emsworth early in 2017 and works with the Emsworth Forum and now with the Emsworth Community Land Trust.

Maggie Gebbett

Secretary - Maggie Gebbett B Ed

Maggie was most recently Head of Communications for a Housing Association and is pleased to do some work in the local community when not sailing and enjoying her other hobbies. Maggie now lives on the west side of Emsworth near Nore Barn Woods and belongs to a number of local societies.

Director  - Mike Ridley MA MSc FRICS. 

Mike was educated in Portsmouth and returned to the area in 2016 after a career as a building and business consultant. He was a senior partner in a London-based firm of surveyors and architects and gained diverse experience in project, facilities and asset management and procurement policy for a range of clients. He has had a 30-year involvement with the Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust where he has been a trustee since 2007. Until recently he was also a committee member of the Abbeyfield Dulwich Society and an external adviser to the board of the Royal College of Physicians. 

Director - Shirley Farmer

Shirley's career spanned the NHS and the Voluntary Sector working in executive roles in London teaching hospitals and independent consultancies helping charities develop innovative funding strategies. She has lived in Emsworth since 1990.


Committee - Peter Tier

Peter was born in Emsworth and became a naval architect. He managed a self-build project of 10 houses and latterly ran a marine survey Company. He served as Chair/President of Yacht Brokers and Designers Association, chair of ERA and Friends of Emsworth Community Health

Dr Theo Schofield

Committee - Charles Ashe

Charles has lived in Emsworth since 1990 and has been a member of the ERA committee since 2013 with responsibility for planning. His professional background was in shipbroking in London, and latterly recruitment, before retiring in 2012.


Committee – Jill Millar

Treasurer of the Emsworth Community association. 
Jill Millar is on the Council of Management of the Emsworth Community Association and Vice Chairman of Emsworth Residents Association. She has been involved in Emsworth Community activities for a number of years.



The Emsworth Community Land Trust will always aim to work closely with other interested Community organisations, including: Emsworth Forum, Friends of Emsworth Community Health, Emsworth Business Association, Emsworth Community Association, Emsworth Residents Association, Emsworth Health Action and Emsworth Churches Together, all of whom are represented on committees of the Community Land Trust.

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