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Committee 2023

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NCA Committee Members 2023

We are a small team who all volunteer our time to benefit the community in which we live. We currently have a vacancy on the committee and would love for you to join if you feel you can contribute your skills. 

​At present we are looking for:

  • Secretary


If you would like to put yourself forward please click the button below and fill out the contact form, with a few details about yourself, why you think you would be a good fit.. We are also lookiing for volunteers to help with events,

CHAIR : Suzanne Featherstone

I find myself somewhat unexpectedly in this chair, literally, with some personal health struggles to overcome last year, but I had great encouragement and support from previous Committee members and something in my head which said 2022 should be a fresh start, something I think we are all feeling during the pandemic.


So what does that mean? Those of you who know me well will know that I am a Diversity Ambassador for United Response and that that philosophy is central to my personal ethos, so an inclusive community that strives to bring people together in a sustainable way is key.


There are many changes around the estate itself and that takes some getting used to, but putting the environment and caring for those around us at the core, we won’t go far wrong. After 3 years as Environment Officer, I’ve seen the Estate double in size. That brings many challenges with it. One thing I’ve learnt during the pandemic is to ‘pivot’, adapt to change. That means listening to voices old and new. And of course, there have been massive financial changes to accommodate in all areas of business, meaning new business models are needed, even within the Association itself.


Let’s work together to make it a success.

VICE CHAIR : Janice Swanson

I moved to Nansledan in February 2019 (can’t believe it’s almost four years!) to be near my daughter who runs her own Pilates and Yoga studio in Newquay. 

Most of my adult life has been lived in London, working in various media roles, latterly as a Literary Agent for children’s authors.  When I retired I moved to Rutland for family reasons and spent ten happy years there…. but Cornwall and my daughter beckoned and it had to be Nansledan, for the reasons most of us selected it - a vibrant new town in development with community, sustainability and the environment at its heart.

I joined the NCA Committee as Vice Chair in November 2022 to help promote that ethos.

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TREASURER : William Benson

Born West coast of Scotland. Married to Margaret. Servant to our dog Skye. My latest hobby is finding researching and restoring metal royal warrants.


I have 35 years' experience in Retail and Loss Prevention management, finishing my full-time career as a Dental Practice Manager for nine years. Additionally, I served as a Pension Board Trustee member for a national High street company. I decided to join the NCA committee as I wish to put something back into the community I now live in.

EVENTS : Theresa Ferguson

Originally from Glasgow I moved to England over 30 years ago, working in London as a Police Officer.  I retired in 2015 after completing 30 years Police service and moved to Newquay in 2017.


I have lived in Nansledan now for just short of 6 years.   I consider myself to be very outgoing, and active and you will see me out and about walking my dog, Cassie.


I class myself as a positive person and like to get involved in bringing people together as I am a firm believer that if people are happy then it makes for a nice living environment and neighbourhood.  Hopefully I can continue to bring fun ideas and support the NCA in whatever way I can,



I’ve been the Parish Clerk over in Perranporth for the last 3 years and have worked in local government in the South West for many years having previously worked in various universities and public health. I have a qualification in environmental management and spend my spare time walking, playing with the cat, pottering in the garden and reading up on soil health and regenerative farming practices. 


I’m delighted to be able to support local residents and do my best to improve our local environment. I’m really keen to boost the levels of biodiversity at Nansledan and help make this a great place to live, work and play alongside the wildlife.

WEB MASTER : Annalisa Mather

I moved to Cornwall from Colorado almost eight years ago to be close to my ever growing family of grandchildren.


I have a been building websites for more than 10 years and involved in many interesting projects world wide.

I am passionate about health and welllness and teach the ins and outs of a Plant Based Lifestyle through my blog as well as workshops and retreats. I hold Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing classes here in Nansledan.

If you are looking for me and cannot find me in front of my computer, I will be in the garden or walking along the gorgeous Cornish cliffs with Luna the long legged dog.

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