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Andrew Hobson

Trustee and Chairman

River Watts joined Combe Community Hub with the vision and drive to improve upon our Non-Profit Organization, and focused on developing the organization with experience and integrity.

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Clare Paterson

Trustee and Treasurer

Clare is a qualified accountant and Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. She has 25+ years of international and UK financial management and corporate services experience in the publishing, engineering and health sectors. Currently, she is working as the Business and Finance Manager for a local NHS Public Health unit. Clare has provided financial and accounting services for local charities on a voluntary basis for a number of years.


Roger Purssell


Retired after 30 years in the oil industry.  Lived in Combe for 25 years with wife Sally, who used to help run Pre-School, and 3 children all of whom were at the primary school and the youngest attended Combe Pre-School.  Was a school governor for 11 years and currently chair of the Combe Reading Room.


Andrew Walker-Brown


With us since our founding, Andrew lived in Combe for nearly 10 years.  Children attended Combe Pre-School and Combe School.  He has worked as a consultant in the IT industry for over 25 years, ran his own business and held directorships and senior management positions with various companies.

In addition to the trustees, Combe Hub is also supported by committee members : Lizzie Darrall,  Andrea Oliver (Pre-School respresentative), Sally Purssell (Lettings Officer), Richard Sherrott and Elena Softley (Combe Parish Council representative).