Our Trustees

The trustees bring a wealth of local knowledge as they are involved with a wide range of Farnham organisations and charities, as well as national and international ones. They also live or work in the town.


Andrew Lodge: Chairman +

Andrew LodgeChairman

Andrew is currently Chairman and has been a trustee for the Institute since 1999. He enjoys playing an active part in many aspects of the Farnham business community and has run a successful estate agents in the town for many years.

Andrew served as President of Farnham Lions Club 2017/18 and he still proactively supports many local charities. He enjoys country walks and takes great pleasure in running after his two young grandchildren.

JANET WAINE: Vice Chairman +

JANET WAINEVice Chairman

Janet joined the institute in 2001 as part of her active involvement in the Farnham community. Janet serves as vice chairman and takes great pleasure in her role at the charity, providing financial assistance to worthy causes within area.

Outside of her charity work, Janet works as a consultant solicitor at a local law firm who benefit from her expertise in property law.

Janet enjoys gardening and walking with her two dogs. She also enjoys meeting friends and going to the theatre.



Margaret Daniels became a trustee in 1994. Meg lives in Farnham and is involved with St Andrew's Parish Church, Farnham ASSIST and another local charities.

Meg Enjoys music, theatre and the company of a large family

Emily Joyce: Treasurer +

Emily JoyceTreasurer

Emily has lived in the area since she was a child and now runs an accountancy practice in Farnham.

In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors with her family and is a keen cyclist and skier.



Dr Chris Tibbott worked as a Farnham Town GP for 30 years. He is also a trustee of Wey Valley Abbeyfield Society. His other interests are: golf, birdwatching, bridge, walking, travel, gardening and reading.

He is married with one son who is also a doctor. Chris became Trustee in 2016.



David has lived in Farnham for seventy years and been a Trustee for us since 2008. He is a Consultant with Thorne-Leggett, Funeral Directors, a company he co-founded in 2009. Prior to that, he was the Funeral Director for another local family firm.

David is also a Trustee with St.Martin’s Hall Community Trust and a volunteer with the Farnham Community Meals Service.

Married to Valerie, they both enjoy travelling, bowls, and other interests, but most especially seeing their two granddaughters.



I have lived in Farnham for over 45 years and I am married with two grown up children. I took early retirement from the BBC in 2001 having worked there for 38 years, where I arranged TV programmes in the UK and around the world.

Whilst in Farnham, I have been involved with local organisations extensively - a member of many charity and community groups - the Hedgehogs, Bourne Show committee, Carnival Committee, Farnham Visitors Forum, Farnham Institute Charity and recently I was, over a period of twelve years, Director, Chairman and then President of Farnham Maltings.

My leisure activities (when time allows!) include tennis, travelling, sailing and narrow boating.



Barbara has lived and worked in Farnham since 1978 and became a Trustee in 2003. She currently works for a local training organisation, having spent many years in the hospitality industry organising events and conferences.

Barbara was a secondary school governor for thirteen years, five of which as Chair. She is also associated with Farnham District Scouts and was previously Trustee and Chair of Sampson's Almshouses.

Barbara is married with two sons and enjoys playing badminton, singing, reading and gardening.

Max Lyons: Trustee +

Max LyonsTrustee

Max has lived in Farnham for many years and has been a trustee of the Institute since 2010. He is an Architect and has an Architectural company called Lyons Sleeman Hoare based locally. Where he has designed the Lion and Lamb in Farnham and many other buildings. He is a trustee of Lord Mayor Treloar and Chairman of other organisations.