JACQUI ENGLAND – Chair of Trustees

I  am a local professional business woman I have been a lifelong resident in Lymington and the third generation in our family to support the Lymington New Forest Hospital. I have been a trustee since 1997 and I am an Independent Councillor. I have served on Lymington and Pennington Town Council as Mayor.

I am a member of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club, a founder member of the Lymington Arts Festival and a founder member of Friends of Lymington Seawater baths.


LOUISE HARFIELD – Operations Manager

Louise’s background is varied with a wealth of different experiences. Having run a building company and a private stately home, she is used to fast changing priorities and managing expectations. Having moved from the private sector into the public sector 4 years ago, Louise has worked for the NHS in Executive roles, the last being a £230M merger project. Louise worked closely within the portfolio management office and has a corporate governance stance, coupled with strong HR processes. Past projects include refitting Surgery in Southampton with Dementia colour coded wards, donation stations, communications devices and a new starter pack of merchandise; she has a keen interest in fundraising and charity giving awareness.


DAVID SAYERS  – Treasurer

I moved to Lymington in 2009 taking early retirement. I worked in IT for Insurance Companies specializing in Finance Systems. I have also worked in Local Government. I am currently a member  of Lymington Rotary and Lymington Probus. I am also a volunteer for Lymington Sailability and do volunteer gardening at Exbury Gardens. My other interests include Family History.




Raised in a village in South Yorkshire , I took a keen interest in gardening from a very early age with much encouragement from my grandfather (a miner) who was very enthusiastic about his allotment. Following a degree in horticulture, and a very enjoyable time, at Reading University, I drifted into a job as a basic nursery worker at Hilliers near Romsey where I found a great and lasting interest in growing ornamental trees and shrubs. Opportunities arose for me over the following years in this receptive and flexible family company, where I ultimately held the post of Divisional Director. Following retirement in 2009, my wife and I saw travel as a priority for leisure and learning. We now spend much of the winter in tropical developing countries, combining city living with “out in the sticks” experiences, moving from place to place by public transport, often to the bemusement of the locals. I have 2 children and 3 stepchildren, all grown up.My interests are travel, cooking, walking and gardening.


I am a retired pharmacist with a history of working within Hospital, Retail , Industry and Military Sectors all with a focus on people management.

My skills include governance, Strategic Planning, policy implementation, clinical expertise in medical equipment, procurement, training. people development and customer care.

I was brought up and still live in Lymington.



I am a retired management consultant who moved to Lymington in 2016, and have supported the running of the Friends office for two years before becoming a trustee. My business experience includes significant projects in the oil industry, undertaking organisation studies in international locations, and advising suppliers on marketing strategy. Latterly, I worked for a very large American IT services company, managing learning and development professionals across Europe.

I am keen to engage in the Friends’ activities to support and develop the valuable community asset that the Hospital represents