Meet the team behind Surrey Hills Enterprises

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We are a small but very dedicated core team who all share the same passion to help protect, promote and enhance the economy, environment and community within the Surrey Hills.

We are supported by our Patron, Michael More-Molyneux, Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, a strong board of directors, and by our three Ambassadors

Patron of Surrey Hills Enterprises

Michael More-Molyneux, Lord lieutenant of Surrey

Michael More-Molyneux is the current Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, appointed by HM the Queen in July 2015. He has lived in the county his entire life, residing at Loseley Park near Guildford, which has been in his family since 1562.

He is a board member of the Historic Houses Association and is also a Director of the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.  He has previously been Chair of Visit Surrey and President of the Surrey County Agricultural Society.

Michael is actively involved with a number of voluntary organisations and Charities. He is a Vice President of the Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People and supports GUTS, a bowel cancer charity, which funds a Family Colorectal Cancer Clinic, based at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. He is also Vice President of Shooting Star Chase Children’s Hospice, to whom he and his wife Sarah donated land to build the Christopher’s Children Hospice, named after their son Christopher.

Michael became Patron of Surrey Hills Enterprises in 2017.

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Surrey Hills Enterprise Board of Directors

Simon Whalley

Sue Sturgeon Director

Sue Sturgeon

Vice Chair
Michael Coughlin

Michael Coughlin


Peter Ducker


Rob Fairbanks


Peter Martin

Ian Mcchulloch Silent Pool

Ian Mcculloch


Tim Metson


David Wright OBE

Director & Chairman of Membership Group

Ambassadors of Surrey Hills Enterprises

Chris White

Ambassador and CEO Denbies Wine Estate

Mark Lebus

Ambassador and Chief Executive, LC Energy

Rosemary French, OBE

Ambassador and Mentor

Core Team

Wendy Varcoe MBE

Executive Director

Maggie Howell

Marketing and communications manager

Kate Chapman

Marketing Officer

Patrick Haveron

Events Manager

Grant Pearman

Events site manager

Karen Goodman

Finance Manager