Our Team

Who’s Who

It takes a large number of members who volunteer to keep our activities running smoothly. If you have a little time to help out go to our Volunteers page

Your Committee

The Committee are elected by the members of Chichester u3a each year at the AGM. Here are our current committee members.

Jill Cook Career in admin and latterly as TEFL teacher.
Interests: sailing, the outdoors, the arts, cooking.

Trustee and Honorary Chair

Margaret Le-Good My interests include reading, music, sewing and needlecraft, and enjoying the company of my family and friends.

Trustee and Honorary Vice-Chair

Patricia Lock Retired Primary School Headteacher … when I’m not helping out with grandchildren I enjoy reading, theatre and cinema visits, gardening, baking, walking my dog and visiting family and friends.

Trustee and Honorary Secretary

Barry Easton Recently retired school bursar, hobbies include diy, computers, cricket, reading, theatre and walking.

Trustee and Honorary Treasurer

Gill Sherrington Retired after a career in the financial industry. Recently returned to the UK after 20 plus years living in the US. Interests include gardening, reading, country walks with the dog, cinema, and travelling


Mike Cockerell Mechanical engineer by qualification but worked most of his career in environment, sustainability and climate change for international organisations, governments and consultancies. Moved to England April 2021


Miriam Knight Miriam has been an author, magazine publisher and editor, and podcast host interviewing authors, doctors and scientists. Miriam’s previous career included business administration in the medical and technology sectors. Miriam has two degrees, has lived on four continents, speaks four languages, and is enjoying a retirement near family in Chichester.

Trustee and Bulletin Editor

Peter le Touze Retired after a career in Pharmaceutical manufacturing. Enjoys cycling, reading, cooking, being outdoors and making things.

Trustee and Website editor

Jackie Easton Recently retired primary school head teacher. Enjoys reading, theatre, cooking, travelling, cinema, history, walking and the grandchildren

Trustee and Groups Coordinator

Philip Palmer Retired CEO and founder of the UK’s leading supplier of dedicated logistic services to the pharmaceutical, medical, and healthcare industries. Interests include art, architecture, design, history, politics, and Europe.


Peter Robinson Retired from the Financial Services industry as an IT Manager having worked mostly in the UK, but also in the US & Switzerland. Hobbies include reading, as well as bowling, tennis & walking football.







Other Volunteers

Our wide range of activities can only happen thanks to a large group of volunteers:

Speakers TeamPhilip Palmer, Gill Sherrington
Groups TeamJacky Easton, Katharine Firman, Judith Atkins, Gill Sherrington, Margaret Le-Good, Alison Collett. Pamela Kemp, and Val Johnston
Membership TeamMaggie Brisbane, Jeanne Cleghorn
Social EventsMargaret Le-Good
Trips & OutingsMargaret Le-Good
Web/IT TeamPeter Newland – Webmaster and Beacon Admin
Peter le Touze and Roger Hart – Website Editors
Group LeadersAt the core of so many of our activities, but too many to list here!