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The Wentworth Estate Roads Committee consists of six elected residents:

        Carol Manduca (Chair) is a semi-retired City finance lawyer (now teaching post graduate law students studying for professional exams) and has lived with her family on Wentworth since 1992. She has been a member of Wentworth Club for 30 years. Carol was appointed Secretary of the Wentworth Residents Association in 2014, and has benn involved in putting the residents' case on the Local Plan, and Heathrow expansion as well as in governance matters. She has led the WRA opposition to the sale of the Bourne car park and to a 24/7 refrigeration unit outside the old Barclays Bank building on Station Approach and has 3 years experience as a RBC Councillor, representing Virginia Water. Carol is also Treasurer of the Virginia Water Neighbourhood Forum which is working on the village-wide Neighbourhood Plan.  
With the planning experience gained with RBC Carol will be a very useful member of WERC, along with her knowledge of the Wentworth Estate Act 1964 and the WRA constitution. Carol’s aim is to support improvements in openness, governance, and financial accountability. Carol will be the representative for Shops.    


        Alexander Howard has an interest in the responsible improvement and development of the Estate. It shouldn’t be stuck in a time warp nor rush headlong into a new era where the Covenants and restrictions, that make this Estate what it is, are cast aside.  He believes in taking a measured approach that has the buy-in of all stake holders, which for the Estate, includes Wentworth Golf Club, developers, local businesses and of course the residents. Alex has the time, interest and energy to devote to being an active and unbiased member of the WERC working for the respectful and sustainable improvement of the Wentworth Estate and its environment.  Alex will be the representative for Lower Wentworth South.

 

          Nigel Moss has served 5 years as the WRA’s Chairman, he has lived on the Estate for the past 12 years with his family.  Professionally, he has spent 17 years overseas co-developing a fashion business to a multi-billion turn-over before selling to a US fashion conglomerate and then returned to the UK in 2006 to take charge of Team McLaren Ltd, a subsidiary of the McLaren Technology Group, to grow its revenues to fund McLaren Racing's Formula 1 team. He left McLaren after 12 years in mid-2018 to set up a consultancy that serves clients such Formula 1 (Liberty Media) and Aerospacemedic International, which is a new business start-up to provide medical certification and human performance programs for the fast growing space travel sector. Nigel will be the representative for Upper Wentworth.

 

        John Pyle FRICS and his family have lived in Virginia Water since 2005. A Chartered Surveyor by profession, with over 35 years experience in planning and commercial property. A long-term keen golfer, who was a Wentworth member for more than 20 years before leaving recently for Queenwood. 
John is Vice Chairman to the Wentworth Residents Association, a position he has held since 2011. Also, he is the Chairman of the Virginia Water Neighbourhood Forum. John is passionate about developing the Neighbourhood Plan, as it gives the community of Virginia Water a say in the future evolution of the Village.  He feels for too long outside bodies have imposed their wishes upon the residents of the Village. This Plan will also help to support the planning policy adopted by the WERC over a number of years, giving it an additional layer of authority in the event of any challenges.
Previously, John has served on the WERC. He is an ardent supporter of improvements in openness, governance and financial accountability within the WERC. He wants a proper Code of Conduct to be adopted. He is keen to see the completion and full operation of the VAC scheme this year and he wants a resolution on the deteriorating state of Wentworth Drive as the main route through the golf side of the Estate.
 

           Matteo Volpi has been a resident on the Wentworth Estate since 2015 and a homeowner since 2018 and lives here with his family and 4 dogs. He started his professional career in 1992 in Nigeria with the family business, Orlean Invest Africa, and has held various positions within the group up to becoming a director of the board. They worked in the oil and gas industry and logistics in different African countries. In 2017, he founded IO Materials Services, always in the oil industry but with more emphasis on technology, with the goal to create a global product. Matteo will be the representative for Middle Wentworth.

 
In addition, the Committee employs staff consisting of an Estate Manager,  Office Manager and a Maintenance Team of four full time employees.

           James Periton who qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1997, has been the Estate Manager since 2008. Prior to his appointment he spent 15 years with a local Estate Agent specialising in all aspects of residential property. He reports to the Wentworth Estate Roads Committee regarding maintenance and planning applications for developments on the Estate. Over two spells he has lived in Virginia Water for over 35 years.

          Sharon Jones was appointed Office Manager for the Wentworth Estate Roads Committee in 2007 and is responsible for road rate collection, accounts and administration along with the day to day running of the office and general enquires. Her career has encompassed many aspects of business administration and customer service.  Sharon also lives locally in Virginia Water with her husband and two daughters and her dog Monty.

 

               Maintenance Team

               Chris Drewitt - Estate Foreman

               Steve Edwards, Joe Bridger & Matthew Beasley - Estate Maintenance Team

         

 

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