Board of Trustees


Mrs Angela Buckley.  Angela has been a member since 2009. Angela is a freelance writer specialising in social and family history. She publishes articles regularly and a related blog. She has just written and published her first book and is now working on the second. Angela spent ten years teaching French and Spanish in a large comprehensive school. As Head of Modern Languages she managed the faculty for four years. Subsequently she worked as Lecturer in Languages Education at Oxford Brookes University and King’s College London. 


 Sue Hourizi.  Sue was elected to the Board in 2013 having previously served from 2005 to 2008. She has been a member since 2000.  She has been involved in family history since childhood; and while working in North Africa co-organised an oral family history programme in the early1960s. Her professional background is in secondary school language teaching, from which she retired as a Head teacher.  She has been researching in the SoG library since 1990 and since 2000 has been a  volunteer in a number of working parties connected with the Society including recently the telephone help line.  She is currently a member of the Business Committee.


Miss Laura Doyle.  Laura has been a member since 2013 and has a keen interest in Genealogy. Head of Investor relations at L&G Laura is a qualified Chartered Accountant.  She is a self-motivated, innovative project manager with a strong background in financial modelling and due diligence. Laura is a welcome addition to the Board. 



Miss Amelia Bennett.  Amelia has been a member since 2011 and volunteers in the Library and at external events. She is an experienced genealogist who has been researching both personal and others family history over the past twenty years.  Amelia is active within the UK and international genealogical community.  Within her professional life, as a nuclear safety engineer, she has been involved in strategic planning and can evaluate and analyse complex information. She has experience of problem solving, budgeting, marketing and networking.  Amelia is currently a member of the Business Committee.

Tom Coppin. Tom was elected to the Board in  2017. Tom is IT Director of WGC, the UK’s leading hospitality facilities management company. He is a very experienced IT manager, including web-based system building, IT project management, and revenue/profit generation. Tom is very keen to support the SoG with ongoing online development. 

Rob George.  Rob was elected to the Board in  2017. He is Head of Corporate Services at the RSPB, where he manages legal service, information and library services. He works closely with the Charities Commission. His key skills and experience include marketing, publicity and promotions, product development and strategic management. Rob also has experience of publishing and has worked for Cambridge University Press.

Ed Percival.  Ed was elected to the Board in 2017; he is a proven, MBA-qualified, commercially-oriented leader who has driven change across charity, travel, retail, research and IT. He has extensive marketing experience with particular skills across digital and social. During the past decade he has held senior marketing positions with The Prince’s Trust and with the Landmark Trust.

Janice Tullock. Janice was elected to the Board in 2017.  She is a professional heritage and archives consultant. She has worked extensively with archives, museums and libraries, including Manchester Archives. She offers support with strategic planning and management, audience engagement, fundraising advice and training in archive administration. Janice is very experienced and has many contacts in the wider archives and heritage community. She has been studying her own family history for over thirty years.

Dr David Wright, FSG. David has been a member of the Society for nearly 40 years, joining in 1976, and was elected a Fellow in 2009. A classical scholar, and a professional genealogist and historian, he has lectured widely on genealogy and written several books on the subject. He still teaches Latin and palaeography. He has compiled the London Probate Index 1750-1858, the West Kent Probate Index 1750-1858, and the East Kent Burial Index 1813-1841. He has also catalogued Kent's extensive probate records and is currently indexing some of that county's Probate Act books. In his spare time he enjoys, chess, bridge, philately, hill-walking and visiting remote places.