Who we are

The President, Patrons, Trustees and Chair of the Foundation are all volunteers. They are actively involved in promoting the work of the Foundation, in business planning, fundraising, and performance management. They also take a lead in the annual selection of students who receive bursaries.

Our Founders

Vice President and Founder

Our Staff

Director of Operations

Finance and Bursaries Administrator

Our Trustees

Chair of Trustees


Our Patrons


Ade Adepitan MBE

Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE

The Rt Hon Lord Blunkett

The Rt Hon Lord Bragg

Dame Julia Cleverdon CVO CBE

Dame Judi Dench CH DBE

The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP

Joanna Lumley OBE

Baroness McIntosh

Rabbi The Rt Hon

Baroness Neuberger DBE

The Lord Ouseley

Baroness Perry

The Lord Puttnam CBE FRSA

Dame Heather Rabbatts DBE

Baroness Gail Rebuck DBE

Jack Romain

Baroness Walmsley

Dame Harriet Walter DBE

The Rt Hon Lord Willetts 

Scotland Patron:

Denise Mina

Wales Patron:

The Rt Hon Lord Kinnock