The Committee


 ChairDavid Sparrow26270836
 Vice-Chair & Ad Lib Keith
 TreasurerGillian Richards
 Membership SecretaryDale
 Groups & Website       CoordinatorRos Sparrow
 Events & Ad LibMarian
Committee MemberSue LourenszN/A

David Sparrow - Chair



Keith McEwen - Vice-Chair and Ad Lib Magazine Editor

Born in Manchester, UK, son of a Grocer. After a successful career in Child Care in Manchester and South London, Keith moved into Corporate Hospitality and the Hotel & Restaurant business mainly in Surrey and Hertfordshire. He served several years on the South East Regional Board (including London) of the British Hospitality Association also the National Board of the Restaurant Assn. of Great Britain.

Keith was involved with the Scout movement as Leader, Commissioner, Gang Show producer and finally as Chairman of Hitchin District in Hertfordshire. With his wife, Marian, he has been a regular visitor to Cyprus for over 30 years and came to live here full time in May 2017 when they had both retired.

Gillian Richards - Treasurer

Dale Ikin - Membership Secretary

Dale served in the Army throughout the world for 35½ years and finished his long career in March 2010. He then took up a General Manager’s role with a specialist engineering firm until he retired to Cyprus with his wife Karen in August 2012.

He joined P3A in January 2014 and has been the membership secretary since May 2015.  

He plays Duplicate Bridge and attends Military History and History.


Marian McEwen - Events Organiser and Ad Lib Editor

Born in Manchester with an English Father and Scottish Mother, Marian has enjoyed the mixed cultures this has provided her.

Having qualified in The Care and Support of Children and Young People her varied career was spent in the Social Care Sector. Moving into Management quite early Marian was instrumental in negotiating contracts and funding.  Setting up specialist support services for Adults with Learning Disabilities and Mental Ill Health, managing Residential, Supported Living and Domiciliary Care Services.

She also has vast experience of working with Government Departments setting up Policy and Practice standards to ensure all the Client Groups could live as independently as possible.

Karen Ikin - Secretary

Karen was a MOD Civil Servant for 12 years until she retired to Cyprus with her husband Dale in August 2012. She has also worked in Nursing Care and as a PA in an accountancy firm.

She joined P3A in July 2014 and is now the group leader for the Basic Family History group, having been the assistant since 2015. 

Apart from Family History, Karen attends History, Military History and Sign Language groups.


Susan Lourensz - Committee member

Born in Rochdale, Susan graduated as a maths teacher in 1985. She worked at a secondary school in Warrington for eight years, then Bedford- shire where she eventually ran two middle schools.

Having decided with her husband to retire to Cyprus, Susan took early retirement in 2017 and joined the P3A. She continues to work part time: tutoring, exam marking and invigilating for the British Council in Cyprus.

Susan co-runs the History group, walks with the Monday group and enjoys both Saturday and Sunday lunch clubs.

Ros Sparrow - Groups & Website Coordinator

After graduating from Cambridge, Ros worked in the Diplomatic Service, first in London, then Brussels, Singapore and South Korea. Her roles were mainly in public affairs/export promotion.  

In 2004 she and her husband David settled in Cyprus, where they have pursued interests in nature research, photography and book writing.

A former P3A Membership Sec. and then Chair, Ros also currently leads the Natural History Group and assists David in leading the Dragonfly Study group.