Management Committee

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2015/16 Management Committee

Eric Leach

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I have lived for 35 years in West Ealing and Hanwell. Born in Bury, Lancashire I read Geography at UCL in London 1963-65. Then I worked on a mink farm in Finland and as a teacher in North London. I trained as a computer programmer at RAF West Drayton in 1967. Worked in software development and maintenance with Plessey and Univac in the UK and South Africa before moving into marketing with EMI Medical. Started my own IT public relations and conference company consultancy in 1983 with clients in UK, Germany and USA. We specialised in the future of software development and the establishment of world wide software standards for interoperability and re-use.

I was Chair of Bloomsbury Housing Society (74 flats) in Acton in 1976. I served as a Parent Governor at Fielding Primary and Drayton Manor Secondary schools in the 1980s. I retired in 2004 and have been Vice Chair of West Ealing Neighbours for six years. In 2006 I was a co-founder of the Save Ealing Centre alliance of 26 local community groups which at public inquiry in 2009 overthrew the 26 story tower led Glenkerrin/Ealing Council residential development plan in central Ealing. I began researching neighbourhood planning in January 2011.

Dave Randles

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My background is in media & broadcast TV engineering having spent 33 years in the industry working both for BBC and ITN. I retired from the position of Head of Operational Engineering for ITN in 2003 after 23 years of service. My duties included allocation and deployment of technical resources, people & contract management, budgetary control and offering support & advice to editorial staff. I have ten years experience within the voluntary sector working in a range of activities from youth leadership through to counselling. I was an active trade union leader for 8 years working as a lay official at both local and national level during which I gained extensive experience in Negotiation, Employment Law, Health & Safety, Equality and Risk Assessment practice.

Following my retirement from the broadcast industry in 2003 I worked at a private college of further education where I gained experience of Home Office immigration policy and use of the points based visa system.

I have lived in West Ealing for the last 32 years and, having recently retired from full-time employment, now care for my partner and our teenage daughter who attends Drayton Manor High School.

Arthur Breens

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My working life has been split between being a self-employed builder and teaching. For a short period I carried a warrant as one of HM Inspectors of Factories. I have taught Biology in Sierra Leone (VSO) and at Acton High School and Construction in Barnet.

My qualifications in plumbing and electrical installation helped guide Ealing Council to reinterpret the regulations which enabled our small team (Save Ealing’s Antique Lampposts) to preserve 700+ cast iron street lighting columns in Ealing.
My wife and I worked as foster carers for Ealing for 15 years.

I have delivered two keynote speeches for Stella Creasy MP in her campaign to cap the interest rates charged by high street money lenders. I am currently working with Ealing TUC, Ealing Council, 38 degrees and others to safeguard the NHS and local healthcare facilities.

Other Committee Members

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  • Will Howe
  • Ian Potts
  • Nigel Presky
  • Anthony Warwick-Ching
  • Suzanne Fernandez
  • Efie Drivyla
  • Inonu Kyne-Sam
  • Mark Pusey
  • Imran Khan
  • Ann Hunter
  • John Cowing
  • Councillor Paul Conlan
  • Tony Burton
  • Peter Mason
  • Geoff Langston
  • Gita Langston

25 November 2015