A board of trustees oversees and guides our work. Its members include world-renowned journalists, politicians and other distinguished individuals with backgrounds in communications, education and other relevant disciplines. We also have two patrons who are both former chairs of the board.

Lord (Tom) Chandos of Aldershot


Lord Chandos has more than 25 years' experience of advising the media industry. He chaired the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, one of the UK's largest grant making foundations for six years.

Lord (Norman) Fowler of Sutton Coldfield


Lord Fowler became chairman in 2007 after four years as a trustee. He was a journalist for The Times newspaper in the 1960s before becoming an MP in the British parliament in 1970.

Baroness (Brenda) Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde


A trade unionist and politician, Lady Dean spent much of her working life with the Society of Graphical and Allied Trades. She was its general president from 1983-1985 and general secretary from 1985-1991.

Clive Jones, CBE.


Clive Jones has held a string of top executive and board roles in British television during his career.

Tanya Joseph


Tanya Joseph joined Sport England in 2012 as Director of Business Partnerships, responsible for corporate affairs and commercial relationships. She started her career as a journalist before becoming a press secretary initially to the Lord Chancellor and then the Prime Minister.

Mark Knight


Mark Knight, a solicitor, worked at the international law firm Linklaters from 1969-77 before spending 22 years with the Thomson Corporation, including 10 as a main board director.

Gerry Power


Dr Gerry Power is Chief Research Officer at M&C Saatchi World Services. His international research career spans the not-for-profit, academic and commercial sectors, working in international development, technology investment and media and communications.

Jane Corbin


Jane Corbin is a British journalist and filmmaker who has made over 100 documentaries mainly for the BBC and its current affairs programme Panorama. She specialises in covering Central Asia, the Middle East and terrorism.

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