Our Trustees

Our team

Michael Anderson Trustee Michael is a business angel and adviser to small businesses. He has been CEO of companies in the printing and e-learning sectors and non-executive director of a number of early stage, growing businesses. He is now Chairman of Amphio, a company which creates exceptional digital products for cultural organisations. He is also the co-author of "Successful Business Plans" and a mentor for The Prince's Trust.
David Barclay Chair David enjoyed a long career in the downstream oil and chemicals industry in the UK and overseas, often in far flung locations. Although he has stepped back now from full time work, he can’t resist the odd advisory role or commercial project, particularly if they are in new fields of business. As a result he has chaired enterprises in areas such as nanotechnology, tax consultancy and forestry. He enjoys voluntary work and acted as a volunteer consultant for the Cranfield Trust before becoming a trustee and in 2016 David took on the role of Chair.
Crispin Drummond Trustee Crispin spent 30 years banking overseas before settling down in Winchester to buy a bookshop. He has served on the boards of several local charities involved in youth clubs, social housing and relationship counselling.
Gaynor Humphreys Trustee Gaynor has had a long career in the voluntary sector, focussing strongly on developing and running associations and networks, nationally and internationally, and the promotion of philanthropy and effective funding for the sector. She is trustee of several charities including Child Poverty Action Group and others very local to her home in North London.
Stephanie Hussels Trustee Dr Stephanie Hussels joined our Trustee Board in 2017. Stephanie teaches at Cranfield University on executive, graduate, and doctoral levels on entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, family business and quantitative research methods. Her current research focuses on entrepreneurial resilience, family business and business survival. Stephanie has written several prize winning case studies and is now frequently asked to give talks about case study writing and teaching. Stephanie has also been an invited member of the judging panel for the National Business Awards, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Growth Investor Award and the Case Centre Awards Competition. She has also been an external mentor at JLAB, the John Lewis incubator.
Hilary Sears Trustee Hilary is a Cranfield alumna, and has great experience in the commercial world, in particular in executive search, and also in the voluntary sector through her Chairmanship of Kids and the MS Society.
Nick Starkey Trustee Nick is a Deputy Director in the Department for Business, University and Skills, where he leads policy on the funding, sharing, and commercialising of scientific research and the sustainability of research institutes. Prior to joining BIS Nick lead on voluntary sector policy at the Cabinet Office, which he joined from the British Red Cross. He has a varied history of voluntary activity.