Alderwoman Sheriff Dame Susan Langley DBE, President
His Honour Judge Mark Lucraft KC, The Recorder of London, Vice-President
Honorary Life President
Mrs Richard Saunders
Baroness Helena Kennedy of The Shaws KC
Lady Brewer OBE
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers KG
Mr Jon Snow
The Rev Jonathan Aitken
The Rt Rev & Rt Hon The Lord Chartres of Wilton GCVO, PC, FSA, FBS
Lady Russell, Chair of Trustees
Hilary was appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Fund in 2022. She has considerable experience in the not-for-profit sector, including as a founder of the Blue Smile charity, a Trustee of Best Beginnings and working for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Hilary is a member of the Worshipful Company of Farmers and was Lady Mayoress of the City of London from 2019 – 2021.
Mr. Alastair Collett, Honorary Solicitor
Alastair is a partner in BDB Pitmans LLP, specialising in advising individuals, trustees and livery companies on Trust and charity law and on constitutional and governance issues. He is on the Court of the City of London Solicitors’ Company and is a Past Master of the Company.
Mr. Christopher Thomas, Honorary Treasurer
Chris is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and worked for Grant Thornton for 12 years before moving into the international energy sector where he has held a variety of executive and main board roles in publicly quoted companies.
Mr. David Biddle, Deputy Chairman
David is a solicitor and for thirty years a partner in Biddle & Co specialising in advising individuals and trustees on issues of Trust and Tax. He is the Honorary Ward Clerk for Aldersgate, on the Court of the City of London Solicitors’ Company and is a Past Master of the Company and the Aldersgate Ward Club.
Mr. James Harman, Deputy Chairman
James is a chartered accountant and a trustee of a number of charitable trusts. James is a former Deputy Secondary of the City of London, Under Sheriff and Upper Bailiff of Southwark and Clerk and Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Scriveners.
Mr. William Makower
William is a member of the Worshipful Company of Weavers and was Upper Bailiff between 2019-2021. He is currently Chair of the Charitable Grants committee which focuses on the rehabilitation of UK prisoners and the criminal justice sector. William is the founder Trustee of National Funding Scheme and a past Trustee of the Bishopsland Education Trust. He advises Government and international bodies on digital transformation through his company, Panlogic Ltd.
His Hon. Judge Peter Rook, KC
Peter was a Senior Circuit Judge at the Old Bailey and a Judge at the Court of Appeal. He is also Vice Chair of the Parole Board and a former Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association. Peter is the director of the Trial & Error productions that have been hugely successful fundraisers for the Fund.
Mr. Daniel Bell
Danny is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. He was an Investment Director for Rathbone Investment Management and was responsible for the Fund’s investment portfolio until 2020. Danny is also a trustee of a leading Kent-based medical charity.
Mr. David Barrett
David is Renter Warden of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and was Clerk to the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards. He was also the Secretary to the Fellowship of Clerks through which he developed many contacts and associations in the City of London. David runs the Box Office for the Fund’s events.
Mr. Glenn Hurstfield
Glenn is a member of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and the Worshipful Company of Painters of Glass. He is Consort to Alderman Alison Gowman and was Sheriff’s Consort in 2020-21. He is a retired solicitor and has been a trustee of a number of charitable trusts.
Mr. James Blosse-Lynch
James is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute for Securities and Investment. He is an Investment Director for Rathbone Investment Management and is responsible for managing the Fund’s investment portfolio.
Mrs. Alex Hayward
Alex is Clerk of the Worshipful Company of Actuaries and a member of the Worshipful Company of Glovers, the Worshipful Company of Feltmakers and the Worshipful Company of Nurses. Alex was Sheriff’s Consort in 2019-2021 and is a Trustee of St Bartholomew’s Nurses.
Mrs. Emma Redcliffe
Emma has been a very active fundraiser for the Fund, particularly through the Inter Livery Cycle Challenge that raised unprecedented sums for the Fund. She is a member of the Worshipful Company of Fletchers and the Worshipful Company of Drapers and was Sheriff’s Consort in 2017-2018.
Mrs. Kate Fenwick
Kate is a Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, Chair of the Trustees of Rochester Cathedral Trust and a School Governor of St John’s School, Northwood. She is a member of the Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors.
Mrs. Nikki Meinertzhagen
Nikki was a magistrate until 2017, originally in the City of London and latterly in Hammersmith and Westminster. Nikki has been actively involved in a number of fundraising events for the Fund for over 20 years.
Mrs. Penrose Halson
Penrose is a former Trustee of the Fund and the writer of Turning Lives Around, the illustrated history of the Fund. Penrose is a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Turners, was on the committee of the Lady Masters Association and is a recipient of the City Livery Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Ms. Trish Adams
Trish is an Acting Senior Probation Officer in the London Probation Service. She is an invaluable conduit for the Fund to keep us informed of developments within the Probation Service and to promote awareness within the London Probation Service of the Fund’s activities.
Old Bailey Office
Mr. Paul Lecoutre, Administrator
Ms. Claire Ivey, Secretary
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