The six trustees of the Friends of Fairfield House community association reflect the various communities that are vital to the House’s future;
Asher Craig – Asher is Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Communities, Equalities & Public Health at Bristol City Council. Asher’s skills and experience including managing a Community Assset Transfers in Bristol and South Gloucesteshire.
Ras Bandele Selassie – Ras Bandele is the respected Rastafari priest for the south west of England. Ras B has campaigned ceaselessly for the House’s future since it was first threatened with sale in the 1990s.
Pauline Swaby Wallace (chair) – Pauline is the Project Coordinator for BEMSCA and has been based in the House for that last 20 years. Her hard work and dedication to the Elders that are the membership fo BEMSCA is the shining example of the continuation of the legacy of Haile Selassie
Philip Bonn (vice chair) – Philip is an experienced diplomat and is our link tothe Crown Council of Ethiopia.
Dr Shawn Sobers – Shawn is Associate Professor for Lens Media at UWE. Bath born and bred, Shawn has been associated with the house for two decades, including in 1999 directing and producing a documentary about the House and its history
Steve Nightingale – a Chartered Surveyor, Steve is also a proud Bathonian. Steve has been instrumental in developing the strategy and business plan to put Council on track towards Community Asset Transfer.
The Trustees are also advised by William Heath and Alex Stubbings, and supported by volunteers with a wide range of skills. If you’d like to support the Trustees or be considered for becoming a Trustee please contact us.