Trustees and
Staff

The Trustees need to bring various skills and experience to the Charity. Alan Higgs’ late widow and son were Trustees and now his daughter and two of his grandchildren are Trustees. It is not a family charity and all trustees are selected against pre-set criteria that ensures a mix of relevant experience and skill.

Marilyn Knatchbull-Hugessen (Chair)

The founder’s daughter. After an early career in advertising has contributed to academic research, taught classes for the NCT and worked as a Parentline counsellor. Served as a Magistrate, specialising in the Family Court, for twenty-six years.

Emily Barlow

After an MSc in Social Policy worked for the Princes Trust, Scotland as Social Policy Manager.

Rowley Higgs

After working as a commercial lawyer is now a partner in an insurance company specialising in commercial transactions in the City of London.

Mark Franklin

A Coventrian, partner in a local firm of accountants has been keenly interested in local sport at all levels.

Peter Knatchbull-Hugessen

Clerk to the Trustees (interim)

Lesley Beadle

Finance Manager

West Midlands and wider area