Trustees

Maryanne Burton

Maryanne Burton has over 40 years’ experience within the voluntary sector, including four years on the governing board of the British Red Cross. From 2005 to 2017 she was Head of Volunteering at the BRC. Her role includes setting policy and direction of travel for over 25,000 volunteers who provid... Read more

Steve Cowden

Steve Cowden is a senior commercial lawyer with over 30 years’ experience working for some of the UK’s largest public companies. Steve retired from Reed Elsevier, the business information publisher, in 2011, after 10 years as General Counsel and Company Secretary. Prior to this he worked in the... Read more

Andrew Buckham

Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 1998 having read Law at Leeds and completing an LLM in International Law at the University of London. He was commissioned into the Army Legal Services in 1999 and completed postings in Bosnia, Kosovo, Cyprus, Germany, Northern Ireland and Canada. Andrew left the Ar... Read more

Barbara Cooper CBE

Barbara Cooper enjoyed a highly successful career in the RAF where she rose to the rank of Air Commodore. She has a strong background in the personnel and welfare arena having been the Deputy Director Service Personnel Policy (Operations and Welfare) Ministry of Defence, where she established and he... Read more

Mike Griffiths CBE

Mike has been Chief Constable and Chief Executive of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary since October 2012. The CNC is a national police force providing the armed response element of the UK’s civil nuclear security infrastructure. Before joining the Constabulary, Mike served for 35 years as an officer... Read more

James Macnamara

Educated at Stowe School, Buckingham, he read PPE at New College, Oxford before serving in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards in Germany and Northern Ireland and then qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in London. James then worked as a finance director in a wide variety of servic... Read more

Paul Taylor

Paul has a background in industrial engineering and human resources. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and his work experience has spanned the private,public and not for profit sectors in the United Kingdom and internationally. Paul is a Trustee and Vic... Read more

Glynn Evans

Glynn was educated at Solihull School and studied at Cambridge, qualifying as a doctor in 1989. He trained in both anaesthesia and emergency medicine before being appointed as a consultant anaesthetist to the NHS. Within the military, regular service was followed by reserve service which culminated... Read more

David Keenan OBE

Brigadier (Retired) Keenan was commissioned into the Parachute Regiment in May 1971. He served in many parts of the world as a regimental officer including UN tours of duty in Cyprus and several operational tours of duty in Northern Ireland as Platoon, Company, Battalion and Brigade Commanders. He s... Read more