Our People

Our Committee

Norman Allenby Smith


Norman’s family have lived on Sandbanks since the 1970’s. He retired to Dorset after a career in Business culminating as CEO of a Technology Business. Norman now continues to show an interest in investing in technology and enjoys cycling, walking and golf as exercise. He joined the  SCG Committee in November 2021 and became Chairman at the AGM in 2022.
E: norman.allenby-smith@sandbankscg.com

Alison Sepping


Alison has lived on Sandbanks for 34 years with her husband Paul and their two children have grown up here. Retired from a Specialist Medical career at Poole Hospital, she enjoys music and travel and is an active supporter of our Sandbanks Community. She was appointed Treasurer of SCG in May 2018 (having served as treasurer of the former Sandbanks Association).
E: alison.sepping@sandbankscg.com

Kate Allen

Membership secretary

Kate moved to Sandbanks with her husband Ian and daughter Bronwen in 2017 after a career in the Royal Air Force. She now works within learning and development and enjoys exploring the local area with her family, spending time with lovely friends made since arriving in Poole. She also likes dog walking, cooking, reading, learning to sail an old boat and slowly turning her sandy garden into somewhere nice to be. She joined the Sandbanks Community Group in 2021 after getting involved in crafting the Sandbanks response to the BCP Seafront Strategy. E: kate.allen@sandbankscg.com

Anthony Vickery

committee member

Anthony and his wife have lived in Canford Cliffs ward for more than 30 years and, brought up their three children here.  He is semi-retired from a career in corporate finance at KPMG and business ventures.  He volunteers on Brownsea Island for the Dorset Wildlife Trust and The National Trust at Studland. His interests are rewilding, ecology, sailing and fishing. He joined the committee in 2019.
E: anthony.vickery@sandbankscg.com

Lucie Allen

Committee member

Lucie has lived in Sandbanks since 1994 with her four children and husband Stephen, who also owns a business in Poole. Lucie loves dog walking, Nordic walking, sea swimming, the Saltwater Sauna, cycling, gardening and basically anything outdoors!  She is the current Chair of BH Active Travel, a residents group within the BCP area who campaign for safer walking and cycling infrastructure. Lucie was co-author, alongside Kate and Norman, of the SCG response to BCP’s Draft Seafront Strategy. In addition to campaigning for safer cycling, Lucie is also interested in public realm improvements and joined the committee in May 2022. E: la@sitters.co..uk

Laurence Tucker

Committee member

Laurence has lived in Sandbanks since 2013. He is a professional horticulturalist, having trained at the RHS, Wisley, Buckingham Palace, and run his own landscape company for over 40 years. Passionate about trees, plants, nature, swimming, travel, and helping the community. He is one of SCGs volunteer gardeners and litter pickers. Joined the committee in April 2023.
E: l@lbtucker.com

Tiffany Chawner

Committee member

Tiffany & her husband have been residents of Sandbanks for many years. She has young children and brings that young family perspective to our discussions. Tiffany initiated the Protect Sandbanks campaign in 2017. She joined the SCG Committee in October 2018.

Alan Lester
Committee member

Alan is a retired barrister and commercial lawyer with a wealth of experience in land management and litigation. He is secretary and chairman of the steering group of the Kensington Society and 25 South Kensington Residents Associations to stop tall new buildings on land within or near to conservation areas. A Director of Woodrising Freehold and Cornwall Gardens Management. He advised JLP on general legal issues at Brownsea Castle for many years and is an honorary life member of Brownsea Castle. He joined the committee in June 2023. E: alanlester1@btinternet.com

David Morley

Consultant & immediate past chairman

David was instrumental in the formation of SCG and the 'Save Sandbanks' campaign. He  continues to advise the Committee on planning and legal issues, drawing on his 40 years experience at the top of the legal profession.

Jonathan Smith

Committee member

Jonathan has lived in Sandbanks with his wife Helen for 22 years having windsurfed in and around Poole Harbour since the 80s. Retired from a career in the technology sector and latterly the mobile industry, culminating in running his own successful business, He now enjoys cycling, walking, boating and travelling. A member of the SCG for many years he joined the committee in 2023.
E: jonathan.smith@sandbankscg.com

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