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THE TRUSTEES OF CHILDREN OF PEACE

Richard Martin –
Founder and President

Claire Packham –
Treasurer

Clare Bolt

Professor Sarah Annes Brown

Antonia Leslie

Dominic Martin

Trevor Mepham

Richard Montagu

Jessica Woolley

Richard Martin – Founder and President

The Founder and President of Children of Peace, it is Richard’s vision that is helping to change so many people’s lives for the better. His inspired leadership has brought together many individuals and organisations who share his fresh approach to conflict resolution in the Middle East. Formerly Managing Director of a leading international advertising, marketing and public relations consultancy, Richard now runs his own consultancy. Prior to that he acted as a consultant to the BBC, was Coordinator of Film and Television Management Studies at university level, a Justice of the Peace in East Sussex and a senior adviser to an antiracist NGO. Richard is married, with two children.

Claire Packham – Treasurer

As one of the founding Trustees for Children of Peace, Claire has given up her time to oversee the accounts department of the charity since day one.

She is the Senior Partner of Sussex based Bookkeeping Practice and Training Consultancy, Team 4 Solutions. Before setting up her own business 15 years ago she managed the accounts departments for a number of companies in the South East.

Clare Bolt

Clare Bolt works for the BBC’s Digital Communications team, promoting the BBC’s content through digital channels and social media. She has worked for the corporation since 2002, having read English literature at Southampton University and completed a post-graduate qualification in journalism. Clare is Convener of the charity's Grants Committee and has raised money for the charity running the annual 10km race for four years. Clare lives in north London with her partner (who works for BBC World News) and her one year old son.

Professor Sarah Annes Brown

Professor Sarah Annes Brown started her career at the University of Bristol where she completed a Ph.D. on the Renaissance reception of Ovid. She has since taught at the universities of Central England, St Andrews, De Montfort and Cambridge. She took up her present position as Professor of English Literature at Anglia Ruskin University in 2006. Sarah has published widely on the influence of classical texts on English literature and her most recent book is a study of the relationship between allusion and the uncanny published by Manchester University Press. Sarah warmly supports Children of Peace and is delighted to be associated with such a positive and inspirational charity.


Antonia Leslie

Shortly after completing an English Literature degree at Edinburgh University, Antonia did a three month internship with Children of Peace. Though deciding she didn't want to pursue a career in the charity sector as previously thought, Antonia remained passionate about Children of Peace's vision and ethos. Antonia thus continued her voluntary involvement with the charity, particularly on the events and promotional side, helping to organise a Stand Up for Peace comedy night and managing the Children of Peace Facebook and Twitter accounts. Antonia now works as the publicist for a non-fiction publisher called I.B.Tauris and lives in London.


Dominic Martin

Dominic Martin has been in journalism for more than ten years. Currently acting production editor at Lonely Planet Traveller magazine, he has worked for the likes of BBC World Service, Sky, The Guardian, BBC Good Food Tatler and The Stage. He has been an active volunteer for Children of Peace since its foundation and has organised a number of fundraising events for the charity, including the Stand-up for Peace comedy nights and annual 10k running teams. Having read Politics at Bristol University, Dominic takes a keen interest in Middle Eastern affairs and wrote his dissertation on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Dominic is married with a young daughter and lives in north London.


Trevor Mepham

Trevor Mepham lives in Somerset with his wife. They have four children. After studying International Relations and European Studies at Keele, Bruges and Aberystwyth, he trained to become a Steiner teacher. He worked as a Class Teacher at the South Devon Steiner School, Dartington, and then as an adviser to Steiner schools in the UK. He spent 12 years at the University of Plymouth, working in the Faculty of Education as Co-Director of the Steiner BA Programme. He also served on the Board of the European Council for Steiner Schools before becoming Principal at the Steiner Academy Hereford - the first publicly-funded Steiner school in the UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and currently works as Principal of the Steiner Academy Frome, the first Steiner Free School in England.


Richard Montagu

Richard joined the British Army in 1981 and served as an officer in UK, Germany, Hong Kong, Brunei and Kenya. He experienced the challenges of conflict resolution when he twice served in Northern Ireland. In 1991 he left the Army and entered industry where he worked for Perkins, the multinational diesel engine manufacturer, at a time when the business was going through a fundamental change in its style of management. He took a leading role in this process, an experience which led him to introduce the same process at a sister company in the US. Richard settled into a sales role and later became responsible as General Sales Manager for sales of a significant segment of the market travelling across the world. In 2000 he joined Alstom, the train manufacturer, where he joined the UK sales team handling customers, Virgin, First Group and Stagecoach amongst others. He later became UK Sales Director. Having left Alstom in 2009 Richard now runs his own travel company focusing on the Galapagos.


Jessica Woolley

Jessica has a keen interest in child welfare and conflict resolution, and is currently writing a philosophy PhD on International Relations theory at the University of East Anglia. She first became involved with Children of Peace in September 2010 after raising funds for the charity to mark the UN’s International Day of Peace. Jessica has previously worked in a range of professions in both the public and private sector, the most recent being Child Employment Officer for the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.





















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