Our Committee

All branches of the Women’s Institute have a committee that organises monthly meetings, books speakers and deals with the administrative nuts and bolts. Our current committee was elected at the AGM in May 2017.

If you want to know a bit more about us, read the profiles below.


President: Claire Sheppard

Claire Sheppard, President of Nunhead WI

Claire runs her own research business from Nunhead and has lived here for about 18 years. She is the doting human of Hurley the chocolate lab, mum to Joe (the first of several Nunhead WI babies now!), wife of Steve of Shep’s Sports Massage. She’s also a bit of a hippy, loves cakes, capes, reading, ranting and making merry. She is proud to return as President of Nunhead WI after a hiatus due to cancer, she enjoys fundraising for the Cancer Centre at Guy’s to thank them for saving her life. She’s also glad her Dad got to see her become President as he finally believed she was doing something with her politics degree but mainly because of a long standing belief that WI women are women who Get Stuff Done. And we do!

Vice President:  Nancy Nunn

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Nancy is a practising osteopath who also teaches paediatric osteopathy in the UK and abroad. Together with her husband, she runs Nunhead Osteopathy Practice.  She also works for a charity offering low cost treatment to children and pregnant / new mothers. As someone who works using her hands, Nancy’s interests involve doing things: gardening, knitting, cooking.  She has a passion for photography and combines this with her interest in the outdoors and nature. Somewhat allergic to the idea of exercise but aware of its health benefits, Nancy cycles when commuting and has been persuaded of the benefits of Chi Kung / Tai Chi so can be found practising on Peckham Rye.  Nancy has lived in Nunhead for a couple of years (transplanted from Essex) and joined the WI because it sounded like a great way to meet and make local friends, whilst learning and having fun.

Secretary: Laura Moffat/MCS Rep

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Laura is a domestic goddess who hails originally from  Edinburgh although has lived in London for over 20 years, and has lived in East Dulwich for the past 9 years.  Laura spent much of her life, before having her daughter Molly, as a Marketing and Events Organising guru for Architects. She enjoys walking outdoors with her dog Oscar, her wee minature Schnaunzer, when she isn’t working from home as a Virtual Assistant/PA.  Laura loves all things artistic and particularly enjoys catching a new exhibition whenever the opportunity arises. She has joined the WI to meet interesting and like-minded women and would like to become more active in her community.

Assistant Secretary: Bridie Cox

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Bridie has lived in East Dulwich/ Peckham with her husband for five years.  A lover of all things outside, she can usually be found pottering in the garden talking to her (exceptionally intelligent, even if she does say so herself) chickens, Cilla, Dolly and Ailsa.  Working in compliance for longer than she can remember, she can be a stickler for the rules but tries to make up for it with her more wholesome hobbies – travelling, reading, cooking, being by the sea and sitting in the pub on Sunday afternoons.

Treasurer: Sarah Miller

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Assistant Treasurer: Lauren Phillips

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Lauren has been in the Women’s Institute since 2011 and counts it as one of the best decisions she has ever made. She is a Registered Nurse, and moved to Nunhead in 2014 to discover the novel ways in which Londoners can injure themselves. The friendship and fun gained from being in the WI has kept her jolly throughout training as a nurse, working shifts and moving to the Big City.

She loves to learn about financial literacy and saving money in the home, and has spoken to two WIs about her cost-cutting tips. This interest has driven her to join the Committee as Assistant Treasurer. She enjoys sewing, including working on our WI Banner, and tries hard to honour the cake rota and make nice gluten-free cakes for meetings! As a guitarist and singer of upbeat tunes, she has performed at many local pubs and festivals, and is in a choir. She believes strongly that there should never be fewer than four types of cheese and at least four library books in the house at any given time. She is married and has recently had her first child.

Committee Member : Emma Goode

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Emma grew up in Australia but moved to the UK in 2005 originally to travel and see the world for a few years but loved it so much she decided to stay. She moved to Nunhead in 2013 and joined the WI to get to know more people in the local community. She enjoys baking, board games, card games and walking in Nunhead Cemetery.

Committee Member: Loraine Charles

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Speakers and Events Co-Ordinator: Jenny Harmer

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