Trustees

As we are a registered charity it is essential that we have a diverse board of trustees, who guide our work with their support and expertise.

Chairman John Ayton speaking at our opening event in 2015

Spearheaded by our Chairman, John Ayton MBE and founders Wilfred Cass CBE and Jeannette Cass, our current trustees include: 

  • Mark Cass
  • Nigel Carrington
  • Sam Howes
  • The Earl of March and Kinrara, Charles Henry Gordon Lennox
  • Derek Pullen
  • Dr Philip Rylands
  • Dr Wenny Teo
  • Alexander Platon


Life Patrons include:

  • Sir Tony Cragg
  • Anna Somers Cox
  • Mervyn Kurlansky 
  • Sir Michael Peat GCVO
  • Ruth Mackenzie CBE