Liz Lazell, the current chairperson, was born and educated in Wales but has lived in Colchester since the early 1970s. She taught in Essex for 30 years but is now retired. She is very happy to be able to spend more time with family and friends. She enjoys walking and prior to 2020, had undertaken several long-distance trails. She still walks daily in her home area and feels fortunate to have ready access to both the countryside and the coast.

Liz has been singing alto with the society since September 2000. She was elected onto the committee as vice chair in July 2007 and took over as chairperson the following year.