Meet the Committee

Pascale Sutherland - Honorary Patron
Louise Kendall - President

I am originally from Essex, England, and had a long career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, during which time I lived in some fantastic places including Tel Aviv, Budapest and Vienna.  I then decided to take a change of direction and worked in the British National Health Service for four years, a job which I also loved.

I arrived in Seoul in August 2015 to join my husband who is working here.  Seoul is such a change from our other postings but we love living here, the food, the culture and even sometimes the weather, especially the Spring and Autumn which are especially pretty. Finding BASS soon after I arrived was a real treat as it enabled me to meet new people and make some great friends. It’s a very welcoming group and I hope that you will come along to one of our events to find out what we’re all about! 

Jenny Hughes - Treasurer
Linda Lloyd-Jones - Secretary

I am originally from Buckinghamshire where my family farmed.  I moved to London in my early twenties where I worked for 20 years in the world of PR/Communications/event organising and was part of the team that set up the charity for wounded military personnel, Help for Heroes.   My expat life started when I married an army officer and found myself moving home on a fairly regular basis.  As well as moving around Britain we have had two postings to the United States and now find ourselves in Seoul.  I am a mother of two wonderful and spirited girls aged 8 and 11. We are throughly enjoying our posting to Seoul and throwing ourselves into everything that it has offer.  BASS is very much part of my life here and has been a great way to make friends.

Marie Hayward - Welfare Committee Member
Stefanie Dearden - Website and Events

I am originally from a small town in the southern United States. I studied art history in university in American and Japan, and then worked in museum education before settling down and married my husband in 2012. I moved to London the following year, where I did my master’s degree in Asian art history and volunteered regularly at the Victoria and Albert museum. 

Now we live in Seoul with my husband’s work, and I have a lovely position at the National Museum of Korea giving English group tours during special exhibits. We miss how ‘at home’ we felt while living in England, but after meeting the welcoming, easygoing, and genuine ladies of BASS I’ve felt a similar ‘at home’ feel that I had around my friends in London.

Gail Davies - Walkie Talkies
Valeria Dorola Masondo - Membership Chair

I am originally from Argentina where I worked as a Business Processes Analyst.  My expat life began in 2002 when my husband was relocated to Brazil. In 2005, we moved to London. We loved the UK so much that we bought a house there and decided to raise our family in the lovely community of Raynes Park and make the UK our permanent home. In 2012 my husband was temporarily relocated to New York and in 2014 our expat experience continued in South Korea. Luckily, in Seoul I found a fantastic group of people. Being part of BASS has helped me feel part of a community, similar to the one I left behind in the UK, my adopted home country, which I miss dearly and to which we hope to return soon.  In the meantime, I am really enjoying life in this amazing city!