Our Trustees

Jenny Bennett

Jenny is a Human Resources professional with broad experience of strategy and operational people management from a variety of sectors

Robert Collingwood

Robert Collingwood has worked as an architect in London and Prague undertaking new build, adaptation and conservation projects. He was for 10 years a trustee of St John’s Smith Square. Now living on a Radnorshire farm

Ed Fox

Ed is a senior communications strategist with 25 years in the heritage sector, specialising in media relations and building alliances with stakeholders

Chris Fyles

Chris is a tax expert who was latterly a partner at KPMG and continues to advise clients such as General Motors, with a particular specialism in VAT

Fiona Howard

Fiona has been Mayor of Hay and headteacher of Hay Primary School among many other roles in the town

Sue Malthouse (Chair)

Sue is a practicing commercial solicitor at a national education, charities and public sector law firm

Carol Peace

Carol is an artist and founder of the Bristol Drawing School. She is a figurative sculptor whose work is shown and collected all over the UK, Europe, the Far East and the United States

Stephen Purse

Stephen is a chartered accountant and the former chief financial officer at Clifford Chance LLP. He is also a trustee of Meadow Arts

Alice Sherwood

Alice has a background in business, broadcasting, and academia. She is also a writer, and has served as a trustee of the London Library and the Hay Festival Foundation