Meet the Team

Lichfield Waterworks Trust

Committee Members elected 27 November 2014

Chairman; David Moore (trustee) proposed by Chris Pattison seconded by Richard Green

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I am a retired construction industry professional having worked in industry for over 40 years in both the public and private sectors.

I have a keen interest in photography, film making, history and heritage. I have studied for a master’s degree in Public History at Ruskin College Oxford.


Chris Pattison (trustee) proposed by Gill Bellenie seconded by David Moore

I was employed by South Staffs Water from 1972 to 2004. In the latter years of my time there I took an increasing interest in their extensive archives which were in a pretty poor state and scattered far and wide. So I spent a fair chunk of my spare time over the next few years putting them in order. Around 1997 Sandfields was decommissioned and with the Company’s blessing, I helped set up the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station Mark 1 which comprised a small group of SSW enthusiasts and some of the Claymills members. We went into the station on Monday evenings to carry out basic cleaning and preservation tasks. We used to open the station to the public periodically especially on Heritage Open Days in September each year. This all came to an end when Persimmon bought the site in 2004, which coincided with my retirement from SSW. A couple of years later I was approached by the then MD of SSW who asked me to set up a company archive room at their HQ in Walsall, so my wife Sue and I spent about 6 months on this project. The room was opened in September 2006 and I still maintain it.


Gill Bellenie (trustee) proposed by Nigel Thacker seconded by Stephen Sanders

I studied for a degree in Environmental Sciences at Salford University, and later qualified as a Chartered Surveyor, enjoying 30 years advising both public bodies and private companies on their property strategies. I took a career break in 2002 to study Architectural History at Edinburgh University. Whilst there I sat on the Civic Society’s planning committee commenting on planning applications and was also elected as a Fellow of the Society of Scottish Antiquaries. I have always been interested in industrial archaeology, particularly the building of the canal system and anything to do with the industrial revolution. I recently retired and have become involved in Church Recording and work for the Erasmus Darwin Trust.


Stephen Sanders Honorary Vice Chairman; proposed by Gill Bellenie seconded by Nigel Thacker

Carol Marks Barber Outreach Officer; link with schools and other youth organisations proposed by Stephen Sanders seconded by David Moore

I have lived in Lichfield for approximately 25 years and work for Children’s Services in Burntwood. I am the proud mum of two boys, one at Stafford University and one at Tamworth College. My many interests include preserving our heritage. I intend to bring a sense of fun and enthusiasm to the Team.

Ian White Residential Representative and Community Engagement Officer ; link with Sandfields Residents


David Dundas  LCC Representative; link with Lichfield City and District Councils proposed by Stephen Sanders seconded by Gill Bellenie

I have lived in Lichfield for about 20 years and have been visiting the city since 1988 when I moved my company, Lion Industries, to the Enterprise Park where we are still located, making spray equipment, mainly for paint. I have a degree in chemistry and I am a trained engineer, in particular in petroleum engineering working on oil and gas rigs. Before I came to Lichfield I lived on the continent and worked for 21 years in Belgium with several multi nationals in commercial product marketing. I was a consultant with the European Commission for a year advising on toxic waste disposal. I have been a City Councillor for 14 years and spent 7 years as a Governor of Barton Hospital. I live with my wife Barbara close to the centre of the city and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. We are members of the Festival Association, the Science and Engineering Society, the Civic Society, the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust and the Twinning Association. I speak French and German.


Chris Moore Technical Advisor; beam engine management proposed by David Moore seconded by Chris Pattison


Richard Meere Legal Officer; advises on legal issues, checks complex correspondence proposed by David Moore seconded by Nigel Thacker

I am a retired solicitor, previously the Senior Partner of a West Midlands legal firm employing about 70 people. I specialised in Corporate and Commercial law as well as having acted in property matters for the Water Company which originally owned Sandfields. I am still a practising Notary Public. My interest in Sandfields stems from my interests in architecture, listed buildings and industrial heritage. I am a member of the Black Country Society. My abiding passion is vintage cars of which I own several, again confirming my pursuit of things ‘old’.


Richard Green Membership proposed by Gill Bellenie seconded by Kim Wilkins

I am a part time lecturer and Quality Assurer for a number of colleges including the City and Guilds London Institute. I am a Member of the Institution of Electrical Technology (formerly IEE). I moved temporarily to Lichfield in the 70s and am interested in Sandfields because it is an important local project where I feel I can use my technical and other skills to really make a difference.


Kate Gomez Community Engagement Officer, Social Activities Organiser; proposed by David Moore seconded by Gill Bellenie

Well respected founder of Lichfield Discovered, contributes historical articles to the local press, community liaison officer with Staffordshire County Council


Vacancies – Job descriptions are available by clicking the link on each job.

13. PR/Marketing/Comms. Officer; manages web site, social media, press releases

14. Fund Raiser; prepares funding bids, attracts sponsors, manages appeals

15. Governance Officer; ensures LWT is carrying out its duties in a professional and appropriate manner having regard to the Charities Act and other legislation.

16. Finance Officer