Tor Machado (Chair)
Tor has been Chair of Richmond Good Neighbours since July 2014.
She has lived and worked in Amman, Lisbon and London and moved to Kew from Portugal with her family in 2007, and has lived in the borough since. She currently chairs the parent committees at King’s House School in Richmond and Winchester College, and has previously volunteered with Homestart and The Poppy Factory.
Chris Holt (Treasurer)
Chris has worked in a variety of senior financial positions in the oil, gas and power generating industries over the last thirty years with resident assignments in Saudi Arabia, California and Finland.
Most recently he was chief executive of MJ Gleeson Group for four years before retiring in 2010.
Until recently, Chris was a non-executive director of Severfield Plc, a structural steel manufacturer and Optilan, a telecommunications integrator from 2010.
He is currently Chair of Governors at Rossall School, Lancashire and the Chair at Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club
Hilary was the organiser at Richmond Good Neighbours for nearly 24 years, before she retired in May 2018 and became a trustee.
She has had a varied and widely-travelled career, spending three years as an airline stewardess, a year as a trainee tax inspector, and twenty-five years with the British Council in a wide range of roles.
Hilary currently lives in Twickenham, but has been a resident of the borough for almost fifty years. In retirement, she is closely involved with her local church; enjoys reading, going to the theatre and cinema. Hilary is currently learning to play the piano and to knit.
Carey has been a volunteer with Richmond Good Neighbours for eleven years.
For much of her career she has been involved in books. Starting with Foyles when it was still a family concern and then many years with the Lion & Unicorn children’s bookshop.
Carey has lived in Richmond with her husband for 14 years having lived in Kingston for thirty-eight years.
She enjoys walking, cooking, reading and music of all kinds. Carey has been fortunate to have travelled extensively including trips to Ethiopia, Uganda, Tibet and Burma.
Harriet has been a trustee of Richmond Good Neighbours since April 2018.
She moved to Richmond in 2010 with her husband and three children, but knows the area well having grown up here. Harriet has also lived in Paris, Boston and Harrogate.
Harriet has had a varied career working as a banking lawyer, a French teacher and currently as a PA for a criminal barrister.
For Harriet, it is important to contribute to the local community through volunteering and she is also a trustee of the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond.
Michelle has worked in marketing for international luxury food brands for over twenty-five years. She became a trustee for Richmond Good Neighbours in August 2018, and is both an active volunteer and a regular in the office to provide cover when needed.
Michelle has lived in Richmond since 2001 and in her spare time enjoys cooking, hiking with her husband and volunteer dog walking in Richmond Park.
Michelle has enjoyed developing close relationships with her RGN clients. Having seen the positive impact of the charity’s work she is keen that RGN is widely known in the area and helps as many people as possible in the local community.
Matt has held a variety of senior management positions in the IT sector and worked in both Germany and the USA. He has been working for the local NHS for ten years in communications, quality and organisational development roles across south west London.
In 2016, Matt took a sabbatical and travelled extensively through Australia, New Zealand and south east Asia.
He has lived in Richmond for seventeen years and is in the process of undertaking a complete renovation of his house. Matt has been a volunteer and trustee for Richmond Good Neighbours for seven years and enjoys building relationships with clients over time.
Anne joined Richmond Good Neighbours in May 2018 as the organiser.
She has a background in high street retailing, which included a period working in Hong Kong. On returning to the UK she started an online business which she ran for 14 years.
Anne has lived in Richmond since 1987 with her husband and three sons where she has been involved in a range of local voluntary activities from litter picking in Richmond Park to political canvassing. Anne enjoys walking her spaniel in Richmond Park, cooking, reading and travelling.