Patron and Board of Trustees

Our Patron

HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, KG, GCVO
Patron, Ben

The Princess is Patron or President of numerous organisations, reflecting her wide-ranging interests. She was created a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order in 1960 and made a Lady of the Order of the Garter in 2003.

Ben is proud to have HRH Princess Alexandra as our Royal Patron. During HRH Princess Alexandra’s long association with Ben, she has visited many Ben sites including opening our Lynwood Care Centre and retirement village.

Our Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of Ben. They meet regularly to discuss, decide and review our strategies and policies and receive reports and updates from Executive team. Our trustees work for Ben voluntarily to make sure we’re doing all we can to reach and improve the lives of people we support.

Board of Trustees

Steve Nash
Steve Nash - Chair
Chief Executive Officer, The Institute of the Motor Industry
Daksh Gupta
Daksh Gupta - Vice Chair
Chief Executive, Marshall Group
Robin Woolcock
Robin Woolcock
Formerly Managing Director, Volkswagen Group (UK) Ltd
Jeremy Hicks
Jeremy Hicks
Market Performance Director, Jaguar Land Rover
Gerald Lee
Gerald Lee
Formerly Director (CEO), St Monica Trust
Graeme Potts
Graeme Potts
CEO, Eden Motor Group
Mark Outhwaite
Mark Outhwaite
Director, Outhentics Consulting Limited
Sharon Ashcroft
Sharon Ashcroft
HR Director, TrustFord
Sarah Bayliss
Sarah Bayliss
Head of HR, Thatcham Research
Chris Thomas
Chris Thomas
Finance Director, Retail Motor Industry Federation
Will Dalton
Will Dalton
Formerly Finance Director, Hartford Care Group Ltd
Shirley Hall
Shirley Hall
Head of Innovation and Wellbeing, The ExtraCare Charitable Trust
Donna McDermott
Donna McDermott
Formerly Director of Operations at St Monica Trust

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