Who we are
Peter Hutley – Trustee and Author of Our Plays
Peter Hutley began his career in a private Surveyor practice in Mayfair. In the mid-1960s, he became a founding member of the Lazards Property Unit Trust and later himself formed Property Growth Assurance that became a leading authorised life assurance company.
He represented Guildford North as a Councillor on Surrey County Council for 4 years in the 1960’s and also served on the then Hambledon Rural District Council during that time.
His home is Wintershall, Bramley where he has lived for over 50 years and which comprises over 1000 acres. Peter Hutley was involved in setting up a charity called Heart and Stroke Trust Endeavour (HASTE) and the Charity built and paid for a new Wing at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. The funds for it were raised from donations and profits from concerts organised at Wintershall with famous stars from the world of pop music.
Peter Hutley has been awarded an OBE for his charitable work and is also a Knight of St. Gregory. He has a wife, Ann, four children,15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Lord Stephen Green – Chairman of Trustees
Stephen Green was educated at Lancing College, Sussex, and at Oxford University where he graduated in 1969 with a BA (First Class Honours) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He also obtained a Masters Degree in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975.
He was created a Life Peer in 2010 and was appointed Minister of State for Trade and Investment in January 2011. He retired from this position in December 2013.
Lord Green began his career in 1970 with the British Government’s Ministry of Overseas Development. In 1977, he joined McKinsey & Co Inc. He joined The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in 1982. In 1998, he was appointed to the Board of HSBC Holdings plc as an Executive Director. He became Group Chief Executive in 2003 and Group Chairman 2006. He retired from HSBC in December 2010.
He is Chairman of the Natural History Museum, Chairman of Asia House and President of the Institute of Export.
Stephen Green is married with two daughters.
Charlotte de Klee – Trustee and Producer of Our Plays
Charlotte de Klee has been involved in producing & setting up community plays in Scotland for about 20 years, which have played to thousands with casts of up to 100. Charlotte is married to Rupert and they have 4 children and four grandchildren, all of whom have played various parts in the Plays over the years. Charlotte’s father, Peter Hutley, wrote and produced the Wintershall plays. In 2014, she took over the role of producer of the plays, carrying on with her father’s life’s work and taking inspiration from his dedication.
Charlotte’s understanding of the plays is second to none having grown up with them. She has a clear appreciation of the vision of Wintershall. Charlotte, together with the dedicated production team, works tirelessly to grow and develop the performances each year.
Ashley Herman – Trustee & Director of Our Plays
Ashley Herman began his career in the theatre at the age of 17. He has since produced or co-produced over 35 West End shows.
In 1981 he founded Applause, the UK's first travel-trade dedicated ticket agency which grew into one of Europe's largest independent agencies. In 1989, on behalf of Cameron Mackintosh, Ashley launched Theatre Direct International in New York. TDI grew rapidly and is now known as Broadway.com. In 2000, he formed a new company, Encore, specialising in the sale and promotion of West End Theatre.
In addition to Encore, Ashley continues to be involved in theatre production and is Chairman of the World-renowned GSA Conservatoire for Musical Theatre, Acting and Technical Theatre. Ashley has been our Director since 1991.
Henrietta Fiddian-Green – Trustee
Henrietta is Peter Hutley’s daughter and grew up at Wintershall.
She has been involved in the Wintershall Plays in various roles since she was very young and recently played the part of Mary Magdalene.
Henrietta is responsible for the care of the animals in the plays and is an experienced rider and animal handler.
Henrietta is also a Director and Head of PR for NFG Bronze Ltd, working alongside her husband Nic Fiddian-Green who is best known as an equestrian sculptor (his "Horse at Water" at Marble Arch has become a much loved London Landmark). Henrietta is also an experienced potter and framer.
Henri lives near Wintershall House with her husband Nic and their four children.
Max Robinson – Trustee and Chairman of the Risk & Audit Committee
Max is a Chartered Accountant with a degree in maths and has worked for a number of financial institutions including HSBC, Barclays, Credit Suisse and Lloyds Banking Group in a variety of senior roles covering IT, Programme Management, Finance, Risk and Audit. He has also worked as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Co.
Max attends St Peter’s Church, Ightham, where he is Treasurer and a member of the PCC.
Jan Sawkins – Trustee
Jan Sawkins is a highly experienced director with wide-ranging UK and international remits encompassing organisational and financial due diligence, restructuring and turnaround, strategic development, investment, risk management and governance amongst others.
She currently provides management consultancy through her own company, Clare House Limited.
Previously she has held the positions of Group Managing Director for Team plc, a UK and Australian-based media company; Director at Fleming Unquoted Management undertaking venture capital projects and corporate equity investments; and Managing Partner at London Wall Investments.
Jan also has significant experience gained with the NHS, as a member and subsequently Chair of the Epsom, St Helier University Hospitals Trust Transaction Board; and an interim director and lead project consultant for the Luton and Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust.
Lara Stibbard – Trustee
Lara is Peter Hutley’s eldest granddaughter and grew up performing, helping and surrounded by the Wintershall Plays. She sees the plays as an essential tool to teach young people about Jesus’s life story in a way they can relate to and hopefully remember always.
Lara is a fully qualified osteopath who works in both London and Wiltshire, where she lives with her four young children, two of whom have been baby Jesus. She also is the Co-Director of St Annas Children’s Home, a school and home she started in Ghana in 2009.
The Rt Revd Dr Jo Bailey Wells, Bishop of Dorking – Trustee
The Rt Revd Dr Jo Bailey Wells is the Bishop of Dorking in the (Anglican) diocese of Guildford. This takes her out and about around 163 parishes across Surrey and East Hampshire. Her role also includes oversight of the 83 Church of England schools in the diocese, as well as the formation and training of future leaders (lay and ordained) for the church.
Bishop Jo has degrees from Cambridge, Minnesota and Durham Universities - from Natural Science to Intercultural Communication to Theology and Religious Studies! Her PhD and her two books relate to the Old Testament (God's Holy People (Sheffield, 2000) and Isaiah: The People's Bible Commentary (BRF, 2006)). She is a former Dean of Clare College, Cambridge and has held teaching posts in Old Testament and Ministry - at Cambridge University, Duke University and in various parts of South Sudan. Prior to her current role she served as chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury, based at Lambeth Palace.
Jo is married to Sam and they have two teenage children. They live close to Wintershall where they have grown to love the Surrey Hills.
Kathy Longbottom – Casting Director
Kathy Longbottom has been involved with the Wintershall plays for over 17 years. She trained as an actress at LAMDA & worked professionally in America & toured England in rep. This includes seasons at theatres in Liverpool, Oxford & Farnham. Kathy has a deep understanding of the various roles needed in our plays, she knows the cast very well and the varying talents which are carefully nurtured to bring out the best in those taking part.