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Trustees

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Clive Conway

Clive is a pioneering musician, impresario, and businessman. He established and lead Clive Conway Celebrity Productions, producing the ‘An Audience With...’ series, with shows nationwide across hundreds of venues. Clive is passionate about the arts and mental health and in the words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu:

"Dear Friend, Clive,

Thank you for the energy you put into the work of the Foundation.

They have outstanding leadership in you. This is truly impressive. You're really doing more than could ever have been thought possible. Heartiest congratulations and God's richest blessings on all your endeavours. Thank you for your kindness to my family. You're marvellous.

Much love and blessings,

Arch"

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Professor Gary Craig BSc Dip Ed Dip CW PhD FRSA FASS

Gary Craig worked for half of his working life in large-scale community development projects before returning to academic life in 1988. He has worked, typically as a Research Professor, at various universities in the UK and in Australia, Hong Kong, Canada and New Zealand, most recently at the University of Durham where he was Professor of Social Justice and Community Development. He has also worked in Ghana, Uganda and South Africa. He is currently Visiting Professor at the School of Law at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Visiting Professor at three other universities, as well as being a freelance research consultant. Most of his research work has been focused on migration, ‘race’, and modern slavery. Recent publications include Global Social Justice, Understanding ‘Race and Ethnicity, Community Organising against Racism, and The Modern Slavery Agenda. He lives in York. His main role on the Board of Trustees is to advise on research and evaluation.

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Richard Evans

Richard is Director of Marylebone Executive Search based in the City of London. His career spans the private, public and charity sectors. Through his work, he has built a diverse network of contacts which form the foundation of his skill in executive search, mentoring and coaching.

Richard’s career began in the charity sector after university, working for Voluntary Service Overseas in Southern Thailand. On his return, he started in education, teaching politics and history in schools and colleges, later becoming Director of Client Services at Woolwich College and helping the College become an associate college of the University of Greenwich. He was a pioneer of PSHE in both schools and colleges. He gained his MA from the University of London, Institute of Education and moved into the charity sector, working for the UK/International HIV/AIDS charity ACET International. He subsequently worked as he continues to do, in executive search.

Richard is a trustee serving on the boards of the New Era Foundation, the Ramphal Institute and the Council for Education in the Commonwealth. He is a Freeman of the City of London, and Master Designate of the Worshipful Company of Educators and was a member of the Lord Mayor’s Charity Committee 2013/14. He was a trustee of the Friends of the Commonwealth Foundation, the Campaign for Learning, the Brook Advisory Service and the MedicAlert Foundation.

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Ella Matheson

Ella is a Compassion Consultant, Writer and Conscious Activist to establish a United Kingdom Ministry of Peace. Recipient of the Dadi Janki 100 Women of Spirit award in 2016. Ella is Facilitator for the Prem Rawat Peace Education Programme.

Founder of Peace in the City and author of the upcoming book "The Art of Being - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Lives''. She is a trained Architectural Designer; in earlier careers she was a Mars Venus Facilitator personally endorsed by Dr John Gray and a Principal Diversity Officer Women's Equality.

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Paul Bloomfield Mst.J LL.B [Hons.]

Paul, a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales has more than 25 years’ experience specializing in commercial litigation and media law. He is Patron of the Coram Children’s Legal Centre along with Baroness Hale and Cherie Blair. The Centre provides legal advice to numerous governments on child protection law, supports children at grass roots level, working with the EU, UNICEF and the UN. Paul was Governor of the Sir John Cass Foundation, one of the oldest and largest independent educational charities in Europe. He has been an active supporter of the St. John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital sitting as an advisor on their fundraising board with the former Private Secretary to HRH The Duke of Gloucester. He represents Peace Ambassador Prem Rawat in global communications and public relations, supporting numerous projects internationally. In 2015 Paul was Chair of Fundraising for the election campaign of Baroness Scotland of Astal QC to the position of Secretary General of the Commonwealth. Paul was appointed by HM The Queen to the Most Venerable Order of St. John (Mst.J) for services to Humanity. In 2010 Paul was granted the Freedom of the City of London. He played international hockey for England with 6 caps for his country, winning a silver medal at an international tournament.

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Dr Isaac John PhD, USA

  • Deputy Director of Research & Development ASPH NHS FT
  • Hon Senior Lecturer Royal Holloway University of London
  • Trustee & Secretary, Pakistan International Christian Medical Association
  • Former Board Member, Christian Hospital, Sahiwal, Pakistan
  • Founder & CEO Metanoic Health Limited

Dr John is Deputy Director of Research and Development at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (www.ashfordstpeters.nhs.uk) and Hon Senior Lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London. Dr John is Senior Healthcare Services Manager with experience of Commissioning in the Department of Health. Dr John has very strong academic background and many years of teaching and research experience in molecular genetics at universities in the UK and USA. He has 15 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 2 book chapters and 3 patents with the University of Nottingham. Dr John is a Founder and CEO of Metanoic Health Limited (www.metanoichealth.com) which provides clinical trial services to Pharmaceutical and Device Industry and a web-based Good Clinical Practice (GCP) course for clinical trial investigators. Dr John was seconded as a General Manager to General Surgery in 2006 and to Children’s Services in 2008 at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Research & Development Team at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals has 35 staff and under Dr John’s leadership recruited more than 2000 patients into 90 different clinical trials from April 2019 to March 2020.

Dr John worked for one year in the Department of Health, UK. He was part of the team which launched Genetics Knowledge Parks, Genetics Reference Labs and the UK Bio-bank Project. He has skills and experience of turning policies into action plans which benefit the general public.

Dr John has keen interest in charity work. He is a Trustee and Secretary of Pakistan International Christian Medical Association (www.picma.org) and a Former Board Member of Christian Hospital Sahiwal, Pakistan.

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