Chairman of Trustees: John Broadley CMG
A diplomat for 35 years, serving in Washington DC, La Paz Bolivia, Geneva at the UN, Jordan, Gibraltar and as Ambassador to the Holy See. Since then involved in prisons, governing schools, Christian Satellite TV in Arabic and Farsi, peacemaking in the Sudan and the local church. Married to Jane with three children and four grandchildren.
The other trustees, in alphabetical order:
Jane Benyon DipSw
Chairman of The Guidepost Trust Charity 1978 – 1985 (remedial charity for the mentally ill)
Served on the UK Mental Health Commission (1982-7)
Social Worker for Bucks County Council, specialising in mental health. 1990 - 2007
Approved Social Worker under the Mental Health Act 2000 - 2007
2007-date, founder of the Community Emergency Food Bank (CEF) providing food for people in crisis in the Oxford area.
Mother of four children.
The Hon Christopher Compston QC
Christopher Compston, after a law degree from Magdalen, Oxford, was a barrister for twenty years before becoming a circuit judge in 1986. He retired in January 2013 after twenty-seven years, mainly in the criminal and family courts with some civil and mental health work.
Professor Richard Ekins
Dr Richard Ekins is a Tutorial Fellow in Law at St John's College, Oxford. He received his BA, LLB (Hons) and BA (Hons) degrees from The University of Auckland, before going on to read for the BCL, MPhil and DPhil at Oxford. He has worked as a Judge's Clerk at the High Court of New Zealand at Auckland, and a Lecturer at Balliol College, and was a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Auckland before moving (back) to Oxford in 2012.
Nicky Gayner trained as a Montessori teacher and worked in the education field for 15 years. As a full time mother, she ran the parent's associations of two school's and is also a Governor of a prep school in London. Nicky is an International cabaret singer. She has performed her one woman show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and also in London, New York and a tour of Norway. In 2015 she performed in Bulawayo and the British Embassy residence in Harare, Zimbabwe. Nicky became involved with ZANE in 2006 and brings a valuable talent for fundraising and organisation to the ZANE team.
Mark is an independent consultant specialising in strategic and business planning. Previously he was Senior Vice President of Quaker Chemical Corporation and has over 30 years experience in international sales and marketing. Educated at Oxford University, he is now active in the voluntary sector and sits on the board of several charities. He undertook a very helpful strategic and operational assessment of ZANE in November 2013, after which he was asked to become a trustee.
Revd Clare Hayns
Revd Clare Hayns is a Church of England Priest and Chaplain to Christ Church College, Oxford. She is a trained Social Worker specialising in people with addictions and worked for many years with homeless and vulnerable people in London.
Georgie Knaggs is a freelance writer originally from Zimbabwe and now living in the UK. In the past she has worked for the governing bodies of a wide range of schools across Surrey. She is married with three sons.
Robin Richardson has worked in the field of education as a teacher, lecturer, researcher and chief inspector and in the field of ethnic and race relations as director of the Runnymede Trust and consultant on equalities legislation to a range of national and regional bodies. He has worked in a range of countries in Africa, Europe and Asia and is the author or editor of many publications.