Our People

Our Committee

David Morley


David moved to Sandbanks with his wife Sue in 2014 after a legal career in the City. He now pursues an independent business career and enjoys cycling, swimming, sailing and dog walking. He was elected Chairman of SCG in May 2018.


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).

Kate Allen

Committee Member

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.

Sue Morley

Membership Secretary

Sue moved to Sandbanks with her husband David in 2014. She enjoys long walks with their two dogs, Rosie & Max, and loves the beaches, the views, the Purbecks and the sheltered waters of Poole Harbour. She joined the SCG Committee in May 2018 with particular responsibility for membership.

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.

Paul De Cordova

Committee member

After living and working overseas Paul and his wife Sharon returned to their home on Sandbanks in 2015. They enjoy activities on the water and exploring the stunning Jurassic coastline. Paul, a practising lawyer, joined the SCG Committee in May 2018 and leads our work on traffic issues and the Neighbourhood Plan.

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.

Norman Allenby Smith

Committee member

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.

Bertie Webb


Bertie has lived in Sandbanks off and on for most of his life. He moved back permanently in 2014 to spend more time sailing and less time worrying. He is part of a large family which owns a boatyard on Sandbanks peninsular and is therefore hugely interested in the future of the area. He joined the SCG Committee in October 2018

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 moved  from Branksome Park to Lilliput in 2016 and recently retired from a career in corporate finance and business.  He volunteers on Brownsea Island for the Dorset Wildlife Trust and National Trust at Studland.  His interests include  the coastal ecology of Poole Harbour, sailing and fishing.  He joined the committee in 2019.

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