Andrew joined the Cranfield Trust as Chair of Trustees in January 2018. He is one of the two Founding and Managing Partners of 4ChangePartners, a consulting firm helping companies to manage strategic change, in addition, Andrew has a small Non-Executive Director Portfolio. Prior to January 2018 he spent the last 25 years as a senior partner at Ernst & Young, providing Technology and Change consulting support to major corporates globally.
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 on the investment committee of the Angel CoFund. He is also the co-author of "Successful Business Plans" and a mentor for The Prince's Trust.
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 has had a long career in the voluntary sector, focusing 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.
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 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.
In January 2018 Nick joined the Royal Academy of Engineering as a Policy Director, heading up its new Policy Centre. Previously Dr Nick Starkey held the position of Deputy Director of Science and Research for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He has a varied history of voluntary activity.
Hans joined Cranfield Trust as a volunteer in 2016 and was appointed to the Board in November 2018. He was educated in Southern Africa and moved to the UK in 1985. He was formerly Vice President of Caterpillar Inc, responsible for the Industrial Engine Business and more recently for Advanced Components and Systems based in the US. He is also Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Oakham School and a mentor for The Prince's Trust. He is married with two daughters.