Andy is the owner and managing director of Cogent Content Ltd. He has developed content for leading figures including senior academics, business leaders, government ministers, parliamentarians and HRH The Princess Royal. He is a passionate believer in the power of human collaboration and the importance of sharing good practice in pursuit of a more sustainable world. Andy is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
Tom is a consultant practising in the arena of sustainable investing. For over 20 years he worked for global investment firms and has substantial experience working with charities and advising on their investments, with a particular focus on aspects of social responsibility. He is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and Associate of the UK Society of Investment Professionals. He joined the Swanswell Board of Trustees in 2011.
Faith has been a Trustee of Cranstoun since 2010 and chairs the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Faith spent the majority of her HR career with Arthur Andersen and was their UK Director of Personnel and Recruiting for eight years. In the 1990s Faith joined Ernst & Young as their National Director of Recruiting and Director of HR. She then spent five years in the IT sector as Director of HR & Quality at Northgate Information Solutions. In 2000, she was appointed Director of Group HR at Credit Agricole, Calyon Corporate & Investment Bank. Faith has previously served as a Trustee of Gingerbread and has also acted as a Trustee of several pension funds. In 2006, Faith formed her own HR business advisory service. She provides HR support and advice to business managers and HR professionals.
Wayne works as an Interim Programme/Project Manager and has worked with a number of local authorities on their health and social care transformation and integration agendas. Before this, he served almost 25 years in the RAF, followed by a brief spell in policing. Wayne joined Cranstoun as a Trustee in 2010 because he wanted to contribute on a more regular, meaningful basis to an organisation where his experiences might be most useful.
Cees was appointed to Cranstoun’s Board as a Trustee in 2003. He has had a distinguished career with the World Health Organisation (WHO), undertaking work related to substance abuse, mental health and health in prisons. Cees acted for several years as the Director of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and developed the European Alcohol Action Plan and the WHO’s ‘Health in Prisons Project’. Since his retirement from the European Office of the WHO, he lives in Vienna and is a freelance public health consultant with assignments of several governments, the WHO, the EC and UNODC.
Franklin Apfel is a medical doctor and the Managing Director (and founding partner) of World Health Communication Associates. Current work focuses on building public health capacity to communicate risks and make healthier choices easier. Previously, he has worked as Head of Communications for the WHO Regional Office for Europe (Copenhagen), Primary Health Care Fellow of the King’s Fund (London), Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe Project HOPE (Bratislava), a General Practitioner and medical director/CEO of California Health Leadership Inc. (Ukiah) and Director of the Lincoln Hospital People’s Detoxification Center, an early methadone programme (The Bronx). Franklin is a frequent moderator, facilitator, and presenter at public health meetings in Europe and beyond.
Katharine was appointed to Cranstoun’s Board as a Trustee in January 2006 as Honorary Treasurer. She is also the Chair of the Audit Committee. Katharine is an ACA qualified accountant and currently a Partner at Buzzacott LLP. She has worked with Buzzacott for over 15 years, starting her career with them as a trainee accountant. Throughout that time, Katharine has worked with charitable organisations ranging from convents to universities to international development charities. Most of her time is spent overseeing the audit process for these charities and providing financial advice.
After seeing the effects of addiction, Richard worked as a volunteer at a local charity needle exchange. When Cranstoun advertised for a new Trustee from a legal background, Richard couldn’t resist drawing all the threads together. Richard Pertwee was a lawyer, who specialised in helping clients to buy and sell businesses. After rising to become Managing Partner at Taylor Wessing in 2006 and hitting the dizzy age of 50, he decided to go part-time and to do more in the voluntary sector. Richard also sat as a Magistrate in Portsmouth and in the Youth Court in Fareham. Richard was appointed Chair of Cranstoun’s Board in November 2015.