Our Trustees

Jenny Bennett

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

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

Paul Greatbatch

Paul is an investment manager specialising in emerging economies and supporter of cultural venues, events and organisations

Elizabeth Haycox

Elizabeth is a bookseller who restored Richard Booth's iconic bookshop in Hay creating a popular centre for culture, food and cinema.

Fiona Howard

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

Robert Lance Hughes

Robert has a background in contemporary architectural design and investment, restoration of listed buildings and the funding and promotion of social housing

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