Our Trustees

Lynn Chandler
Chair

Lynn has spent nearly all her professional life in the education sector. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant she joined BPP Holdings plc and became Group FD in 1993. In 2014 she co-founded vocational training business which was sold in 2014. Lynn then joined an educational start-up, as CFO. Lynn is currently a trustee of two other charities.

Paul Bullen-Smith
Trustee

Paul was Group Manager at Cambridge Assessment responsible for reviewing and developing qualifications ensuring that they were appropriate for the 21st century. Prior to that Paul taught Economics and Business at sixth form and undergraduate level. Before moving into the educational world, Paul had 20 years’ experience primarily in sales and general management in the printing industry.

Jacob Dowling
Trustee

Jacob is currently Head of Marketing for a technology start-up in the sustainability sector. Previously, he was the marketing lead for an artificial intelligence and data analytics company and a farm management software provider.
He has a degree in Political Science from the University of Southampton and a diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Karen Frost
Trustee

Karen has a lifetime of experience running businesses and more than 20 years’ experience volunteering as a governor and trustee to school academies.

Liz Lloyd
Trustee

Liz BA BSc MA was Regional Director in charge of ’70 odd’ Youth Hostels in the north of England and later became Business Development Director of the YHA based at HQ in St Albans. Since retiring to her native Herefordshire, she has been a school governor, chaired a number of local charities and enjoyed exploring wild places.