Governing Body of the
The work and finances of the Foundation are overseen by the Foundation Governors who are appointed from a wide range of backgrounds and professions and reflect the extensive experience they are able to bring to the on-going administration of the Foundation.
Mr Michael Adlington
After leaving Wrekin College I spent seventeen years working in the motor industry, first with Armstrong Siddeley and latterly with the Safety Glass Division of Pilkington Bros. A major career change took me into turkey farming which has evolved into an all year round operation now being run by our eldest son.
Motor sport has provided a great interest, competing in several different categories over the years, followed by involvement with the Pony Club at both local and national level. Golf has always provided a challenge and we spend as much time as possible in the summer on our narrow boat.
Lord Aylesford VL, Chairman of the Governors
Gillett Bros Discount Bank London (1969-1971); Albert E Sharp - Stockbrokers, Birmingham (1971-1974); Packington Estate (since 1974).
Married Penelope Cawley in 1971; 4 daughters and 1 son.
President, Warwickshire Branch of Country Land and Business Association; Chairman, Gamekeepers Welfare Trust; Tax Commissioner; Trustee of Coventry Hospitals Charity, Coventry Sports Foundation and Coventry Cathedral Development Trust: President, Warwickshire Cricket Club; Vice Lord-Lieutenant for the West Midlands.
Interests - Field Sports, Real Tennis, Archery and Golf.
Rt Hon James Edward, the Viscount Daventry
Shakespeare McTurk and Graham - Chartered Surveyors (1980-1983); Bain Dawes plc - Insurance Brokers (1983-1987); Bain Clarkson/AON - Insurance Brokers (1987-1990); Director, Penrose Forbes Insurance Brokers Limited, Hiscox Group plc (1990-1998); RK Harrison Insurance Brokers Limited (1998-present).
Patron of George Eliot Fellowship and Mary Ann Evans Hospice; Committee Member, Warwickshire Country and Land Association; Management Committee, Turf Club, London.
Mr Matthew Dugdale
Interests - Art, Wine and Golf. He has built a freight railway line and is happily living in the second most ugly house in England (according to the BBC).
Mr Jonathan Evans OBE
Married to Gill with three children, and lives in Claverdon near Warwick, where he is churchwarden, organist (of sorts) and bellringer. Other interests – music and cricket.
Jonathan’s mother was in residential care at Temple Balsall from 2004-2006, and he is pleased to maintain his family’s connection with the Foundation.
Mr Michael Fetherston-Dilke
After Rugby School, he read politics and economics at the University of Bristol. He then followed a career in finance and industry, having qualified as a chartered accountant. On his return to Maxstoke in 1992 he developed a range of Midlands business interests.
He enjoys encouraging his sons into most sports, particularly cricket, golf and archery and all country pursuits.
In 1999/2000 he was High Sheriff of Warwickshire, an office also previously held by several members of his family, including his father, Captain Charles Fetherston-Dilke, a former Governor of the Foundation.
Mr Robert Meacham OBE
Mrs Clare Sawdon JP
Elected to Warwick district council in 2002. She has been a magistrate in Warwickshire since 1986 and Deputy chairman of the Family panel since 1990.
Clare was previously a non-executive director of South Warwickshire Combined Care NHS Trust with particular responsibility for the mentally ill. A school governor. Chair of Stoneleigh Parish Council and councillor for 17 years. Chair of the Dame Alice Leigh Almshouse, Stoneleigh, 1984-1989.
Involved in a variety of voluntary organisations, particularly interested in health and well being of older people in the community.
Sue Woodman - Bailiff to the Foundation
Master of the Foundation
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