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Our Trustees

Richard Balkwill Richard Balkwill
Richard's career spanned over 25 years as an editor and publisher in educational and academic publishing before he embarked on a further 20 years as trainer and consultant to the same industry in the field of copyright, intellectual property, and rights management. Author of thirteen books on subjects as diverse as railways and Tudor food and feasts, his interests include choral singing, cooking, travel and spending time with his eleven grandchildren.
David Lillycrop David Lillycrop
Deputy Chair
A retired barrister and businessman, David Lillycrop divides his time between travel, charitable activities and, until recently, the student life: he has just completed an MA at King's College London. He has an enduring interest in education and chairs the Wycombe Abbey School Foundation; he is a former chair of governors at Abingdon School. A longstanding resident of the Chilterns, he was founder chairman of The Buckinghamshire County Museum Trust.
David Stephens David Stephens
Honorary Treasurer
David held senior financial positions in public UK companies over 20 years. He led flotations on both the UK and US stock markets and international acquisitions as CFO. He has an M.A. from Oxford, is a Chartered Management Accountant and has been involved in charity finance for almost 20 years.
Andrew Meynell Canon Andrew Meynell
Andrew has had forty years’ professional experience of working with volunteers, both in Oxford and Buckinghamshire parishes and as branch director of the Samaritans.,For many years he has been a consultant to people discerning their vocation in life and work. He has administrative skills of promoting major events and concerts for the charitable sector.
Diana le Clercq Diana le Clercq
Diana le Clercq had a successful career in the IT industry for more than 25 years in senior roles covering Finance, Marketing and Relationship Management. In 2003, she joined the Charity sector where she worked at SignHealth and Alexandra Rose Charities and was a founding trustee of the Small Charities Coalition.
Peter Gurney Peter Gurney
Peter was previously a pastry chef before working in banking. Having been partially sighted since the age of 8, Peter was registered blind at the age of 27. He spent several years as a volunteer raising funds to create a computer training facility at Bucks Vision, before joining Calibre as a trustee. Peter represents our visually impaired members and is an active tester of new products or software, often referred to as "gadget man"!
Ian Yeoman Ian Yeoman
Ian Yeoman is a Chartered Management Accountant with a degree in Business Studies. After a successful career as a director on the Boards of several companies, he joined Calibre in 2005 initially as Treasurer and latterly as Chair. Ian has extensive experience in strategy setting and internal control of small to medium sized organisations.
Anne Bolton Anne Bolton
Anne has worked for many years in the charity sector, as Bursar in secondary schools, with a particular interest in finance. She has been involved in setting strategy and managing the operational implications of change and growth within a thriving girls' boarding school. Her personal interests include gardening, chamber music (she plays the viola), and her grandchild. Anne's husband is partially sighted and an avid consumer of audio-books.
Sarah Frost Sarah Frost
With a background in banking, extending over 32 years, Sarah has experience of IT programme delivery, regulatory compliance, operational and project risk management as well as experience as a non-executive director and Chairman. She has an MBA from Cass Business School and has held PRINCE2 qualifications in project management. Sarah is also an avid reader who is passionate about creative writing, a member of the London Library and an active supporter of local dementia charities.
Rachel Gatley Rachel Gatley
Rachel is a senior communications professional with 20 years experience working in the not for profit, commercial and public sectors, Both in the UK and overseas, including time at The Prince’s Trust, UK education charity Education Support Partnership, WWF, PR agency Weber Shandwick, The Open University, MasterCard & Hilton Hotels.
Rachel is passionate about the power of good marketing and communications to engage key audiences and make a real difference to society.