Linda Aspey

Coach and organisation development specialist with 25 years’ experience across private, public and third sectors, Linda is MD of Coaching for Leaders Ltd and chair of the coaching panel at the New Entrepreneurs Foundation. A Fellow of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, Linda has 13 years’ governance experience.

Pierre Espinasse

Chief Executive of a research funding charity, non-executive director of a small company and a Parish Councillor, Pierre has significant charity management expertise and very relevant experience of ‘scaling up’ in response to demand-led growth.

Lesley Wagstaffe – Chair and Literacy Specialist

Lesley WagstaffeAdult Education and Literacy Specialist with experience of teaching English; managing and developing adult education services; developing bids for funding; and running Gloucestershire’s Learning Partnership. Lesley has also been a parttime inspector of Adult Learning, specialising in literacy, numeracy and ESOL and currently volunteers with the CAB.

Ann Barrett OBE – Vice Chair

Ann BarrettEmeritus Professor of Oncology, formerly deputy dean of Norwich University School of Medicine, which she was involved in setting up and where she helped develop and teach the communications skills course for senior cancer physicians. Ann is also trustee of two other charities.

Jeff Price

Jeff PriceHead Teacher (retired) of Chipping Campden School (20 years, with responsibility for overall strategic development, school budget control, performance management, personnel, payroll, etc.) as well as English specialist. Jeff is also Chair and/or Trustee of a number of other local community organisations.