Meet the Trustees
RICHARD VERNON | Chair of Trustees
Richard has been involved in the energy industry for most of his working life, as a financial analyst, a consultant, a senior executive for a large oil and gas company, and both a project and interim manager. His involvement has covered many aspects of the sector ranging from conventional hydrocarbons such as oil, gas and coal through to most types of renewable energy and more specialised areas such as underground coal gasification and carbon capture and storage.
He has had a longstanding interest in industrial heritage and is an active member of a number of heritage societies, including the Association of Industrial Archaeology and the Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society, where he is a committee member.
GRAHAM DUXBURY | Vice-Chair of Trustees
Graham’s career has been as an economist working in energy market analysis and forecasting. He has worked for several international oil and gas consultancy practices and gained considerable experience in business administration, financial analysis and marketing. He is now largely retired but still a market consultant. Before moving from Hertfordshire in 2015, he served as a trustee for a primary school and local church.
Apart from enjoying the West Sussex coast and beautiful countryside, interests include writing, industrial history, choir membership, drama and a passing interest in steampunk.
Jon is a fundraising manager at the London Transport Museum. He has worked in similar roles at national homelessness and addiction charities, and in partnership building roles within the social enterprise and local and regional government sectors.
Jon grew up in West Sussex and currently lives in Horsham. He became a Trustee after visiting with his family and taking out a membership of the museum. He is particularly interested in the transport and communications history the museum demonstrates. His family’s favourite exhibits are Connected Earth and the various vehicles found across the museum – especially Tramocar.
Surrie worked for an international office technology and consumer product organisation in a variety of roles including Company Secretary/Head of Legal; programme management; and European Director for corporate social responsibility and environmental management. Before she left work in Spring 2019 to do some travelling in France she managed business assurance and compliance with a variety of international standards including health and safety, environmental management, business continuity, and quality. Surrie also worked as a Pension Fund Trustee for more than 20 years
Surrie moved to Storrington, adjacent to Amberley, at the end of 2018 and prior to that completed an MSc in Building Conservation, having renovated several properties in the UK and France.
Ed has experience in politics, local government, academia, and the museum sector. His strengths are in strategic communications, research, and project management. He has led projects at the London Transport Museum and the Polar Museum, Cambridge. He is currently completing his doctoral research at Royal Holloway, University of London. His research examines travel and exploration in the Victorian and Edwardian era.
Ed has a longstanding interest in industrial and railway history and is a member of several heritage railway societies. He is also a classic car enthusiast.
STEPHEN JONES FCCA, BA(Hons)
Stephen has over 40 years financial and management experience across a number of industries. For the last 10 years he has worked with businesses to understand their key challenges and provide financial justification and consultancy support for them to address these issues.
Stephen is also a Trustee and Treasurer of the De Morgan Foundation and has a number of years Charity experience. Now semi-retired, Stephen’s experience in dealing with complex business issues and is looking forward to supporting the Amberley Museum as it moves into its next phase of development.
Adrian’s career has spanned several technical and management disciplines in the ICT sector, the last 25 years working for BT. He has led commercial and business transformation projects, latterly specialising in the capture and re-use of knowledge and organisational learning.
He achieved an MBA with Commendation in 2007, and has been awarded Fellowships with the British Computer Society and Chartered Management Institute.
While still at school, Adrian volunteered at Amberley during the early years of the Museum. Now semi-retired, Adrian enjoys cycling, photography, and charitable activities – as well as a pursuing his keen interest in the history of technology
Annual General Meeting
The AGM of Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre will be held on 24th October 2023. Voting members have received already received a notification.