Parish Councillors

Suzanne Clark

Suzanne Clark – Chairman

Committees: Planning, General Purposes, Finance & Legal, Neighbourhood Plan, Staff
Walberton Ward

Suzanne moved to Walberton in 1990 and was a partner in her business, working as an international events and meeting planner and travelling extensively throughout the world. She lives near the pond with her partner Mike, who took up woodworking on his retirement, and rescue dog Reggie.  

She has been on the Parish Council since 2010 and is chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.

Suzi still enjoys travelling but whilst at home enjoys the garden, loves cooking, eating out, good wines and plays crib.

Andrew Ratcliffe

Andrew Ratcliffe – Vice chairman

Committees: Planning (Vice Chair), General Purposes, Finance & Legal, Neighbourhood Plan, Staff
Walberton Ward

Andrew and his wife Cathy have lived in the village since 1994 and they raised 4 children here. He retired in 2018 from a career as a Managing Director, latterly for the UK arm of a global consumer products business and he hopes his time on Trade Associations boards will help him adapt to being a councillor.  Having spent years commuting and travelling he is now looking forward to more local activities.

He was co-opted onto the council in July 2018 and has become fully involved in the council and its committees and is pleased to now be an Elected Councillor.


This could be YOU

Committees: None yet

Walberton Ward
We are looking for 2 new councillors to join our team. Why not join us? Email Andy Peppler for more details!
Douglas McElvogue

Douglas McElvogue

Committees: Planning, Neighbourhood Plan
Walberton Ward

Raised in the Northern Isle of Britain and having lived and worked throughout the UK and Europe Douglas has made his home within our Parish. A former Diver and Archaeologist he now works in secure communications whilst running his own not for profit heritage consultancy. This has given him a wealth of experience within the planning regime, both locally and strategically, and on committees as well as running campaigns.

As a Walberton resident of 7 years where he plans to raise his young family, he feels it is time to give something back to the community that he has made as home. 

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Craig Skillicorn

Committees: General Purposes, Finance & Legal
Walberton Ward
Originally from the North West, Craig moved to the Arundel area 17 years ago. He moved to Walberton with his wife Sherry and 4 children earlier this year.

Craig is a Commercial Director in the Aerospace industry and is responsible for sales, commercial, and contractual issues with large aerospace and defence companies worldwide.

In what spare time he has, Craig likes to watch and play football and wants to help the community where his family is now settled.





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Andrew Titmus

Committees: Planning, General Purposes (Chair)
Fontwell Ward

Andrew is a solicitor working in the Chichester area and specialises in estate planning. He moved to Fontwell from Worthing with his wife, Mihaela, in 2018 where they have been busy with DIY ever since.

Coming from a somewhat mixed background of first science and then computing before settling on the law, Andrew’s interests are largely technical and constructive.

Andy Vawer

Andy Vawer

Committees: Planning (Chair), General Purposes (Vice Chair), Neighbourhood Plan
Fontwell Ward

Andy qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 1999.  He moved to Westergate that Autumn and worked with the Downland Veterinary Group from 1999 until 2018.  He was initially a veterinary surgeon, and then became a Director of the company.  His responsibilities included general day-to-day clinical practice and out-of-hours emergency work and also responsible for IT and telecommunications. He moved from Westergate to the north of Eastergate, on the boundary with Fontwell, in 2013.

In September 2018, Andy left veterinary practice to spend more time with his wife and toddler daughter.  He is currently a co-Director with his wife of a property lettings company with holdings outside our local area. 

He also undertakes freelance IT work including web development, system programming and maintenance.

Steve McAuliffe

Committees - TBC
Walberton Ward

Steve moved to Fontwell in 2019 from Hampshire.  Prior to this he lived in East Sussex where he was a Town Councillor in Hailsham from 2011-15 with responsibility for environmental oversight and was Vice Chair of the Planning Committee.  Now semi-retired, he is pleased to have the time to return to Councillor duties.  

He has worked in the wildlife conservation and environmental governance sector for around twenty years since graduating as a mature student from the University of Sussex.  He has been the Director of an Ecology, Arboriculture and Environmental Management consultancy since 2015. 

Steve enjoys walking his rescue Staffordshire Bull Terrier 'Nelly'.


Andy Peppler

Andy Peppler - Parish Clerk

and the only employee of the Parish Council.

Andy has lived with his wife Gene in the Six Villages area for over 30 years. He joined Sussex Police following a gap year travelling, where he worked for 31 years, retiring as an inspector in 2006. He then worked as a civilian investigation team supervisor until retiring January 2017. His grown up children live in Western Australia and Yapton.

Andy enjoys going to the gym, gardening and walks with their dog Florrie.