The Committee


 ChairKeith AdairN/
 Vice-Chair & Ad Lib Keith
 TreasurerJohn HarperN/
 Membership SecretaryDale
 Groups CoordinatorJean AlstonN/
 Website OfficerRos
 Events OrganiserLinda MaidmentN/

Keith Adair - Chair

Born and schooled in Ipswich, at age 16 Keith joined the RAF to train in the field of Telecommunications. This led to a variety of postings around the world. After marrying in 1970, he and his wife Joyce spent three years in Cyprus, both working at RAF Episkopi.

On leaving the RAF Keith joined British Petroleum with whom he remained until retirement.

In 2006 Keith and Joyce returned to Cyprus, settling in the heritage village of Anogyra. The geology of the island grabbed his interest immediately, leading to a long association with the P3A. His other interests include playing bridge and being part of the technical team for Stage One theatre productions.


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.

John Harper - Honorary Treasurer

John qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Jersey.

For most of his working life he has run companies in the Offshore Financial Services sector in the Channel Islands, Bermuda and Mauritius. 

Since retiring in 2007 he regularly travels the globe lecturing mainly in Trust and Company Law and acts as a consultant in trust matters as well as being a trustee and protector of trusts. He is former Group Coordinator, Deputy Chair and Chair of P3A.

John and his wife Tina have been very active in P3A since 2008 and live in Tala.

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.


Jean Alston - Groups Coordinator

Jean started out life as a  Nurse working mostly in Surgery and Theatre. She then opened Health food Shops whilst training to be a Homeopath and

Jean moved to Cyprus in 2011 with her husband when she joined the P3A. Her interests are in History, Classic Films and Current Affairs.


Linda Maidment - Events Organiser

After spending her working life in hotels and accounting environments and finishing her career as a freelance bookkeeper, Linda moved to Cyprus in 2007 with her husband. She joined the P3A in 2011 and found that it changed her life!  She was Groups Coordinator for 3 years until 2017.  She also leads the Sunday Lunch Club, “Where in the World” and “Life Matters” groups and is a keen member of many other groups.

Ros Sparrow - Website Officer

Ros studied modern languages at Cambridge University and then worked for 20 years in the Diplomatic Service, with postings in Bangladesh, Brussels, Singapore and South Korea.  In 2004 she and her husband David settled in Cyprus, where they pursued interests in hiking, nature photography and book writing.

A member of P3A since 2007, Ros is a former Membership Secretary and Chair. She helped David lead the Natural History Group from 2011 - 2018, and co-led the group with Chris Morgan in 2018/19.  It is time for a new leader to take over Natural History, but David and Ros continue to lead the more specialised Dragonfly Study group.