Trustees

Jacquie Bugeja

Head of Registration, Coroner’s & Cultural Services (including Museum Services, History Services, the Mill at Banbury and the Victoria County History) at Oxfordshire County Council. Before joining the Local Authority she previously enjoyed a career in Banking. Jacquie lives in the Wychwood area where she takes an active role within her local community.
 
Mark Crosby
 
Works as Head of Participation with the National Trust focusing on opportunities for people to get actively involved with the Trust from volunteering to partnerships with local schools.  He has worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years, the last 12 with the Trust and has been on the board at Cogges since taking over from the Council. He lives on the Cogges estate with his partner and two children and loves walking, camping and all things outdoors.
 
David Cryer
 
Works as Deputy Managing Director, Retail & Commercial, for Shelter, where he is responsible for developing the charities retail operation, as well as heading up their training and consultancy services. Previously was the Retail Director of Helen & Douglas House, where he developed a network of 35 shops. Prior to that, he held in a number of senior management positions at Marks & Spencer, and was responsible for the development of the Simply Food chain.
Previous roles in the third sector include Chair of the Charity Retail Association & Chair of Governors at a local primary school.
 
Paul Evans
 
Recently retired from running his own management consultancy business working with companies across the UK. Prior to that he was European Commercial Director for an American chemical company, with responsibility for offices in Manchester and Luxembourg. He is currently chairman of the Board of Trustees for Citizens Advice North Oxfordshire & South Northants, which is one of the largest volunteer charitable organisations in the country. He is an active volunteer at Cogges (with his wife), and lives in Ducklington.
 
John Harwood
 
A retired civil servant.  From 1989-2000 he was the chief executive of Oxfordshire county council.  From 2000 he was the head of the national Learning and Skills Council and later moved on to head the UK’s Food Standards Agency.   He retired from the Civil Service in 2008.  He has been the chair of one of the UK's largest education charities, CfBT Education Trust, and also of the Earth Trust.  He lives at Wootton near Woodstock, and since 2009 has been the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire.
 
Emily Hirons

Area Manager for a leading visitor attractions company, developing and operating award winning sites across the UK. She has worked in heritage management for the last 15 years, in both commercial and charitable fields. She lives in Oxfordshire.

 
Julia Holberry
 
Runs a heritage consultancy that writes business plans, feasibility studies, audience development and activity plans to help heritage organisations set their direction and secure external funding.  She previously worked for a local authority as head of their arts, library, museums and archives services. Julia lives in west Oxfordshire.
 
Karen Kappen
 
Veterinary surgeon who set up Cogges Veterinary Surgery 25 years ago. Involved with both  local and overseas animal charities. Karen lives in  the Wychwoods with her husband, 2 dogs and 2 cats.
 
Lorraine Lindsay-Gale
 
The Cabinet Member for Cultural & Community Services at Oxfordshire County Council. She is responsible for libraries, museums, arts and adult learning. A trained archaeologist she represents the Berinsfield & Garsington Division. Lorraine is also a Trustee of the Victoria County History and the Oxford Preservation Trust. She is a member of the Oxfordshire Museums Council, the Oxfordshire Buildings Trust, the Oxford Castle committee and a member of the Arts Council South East Area Board.
 
Graeme Merifield
 
Managing Director of Tribe Festivals, who run events and festivals including the 10,000 a day capacity Wychwood Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse; launched in 2005, it has been nominated Best Family Festival in the UK Festival Awards each and every year since. Graeme also set up and runs the Cheltenham Comedy Festival. He previously worked across arts and events and in music sponsorship for Elton John. He is a local resident who has enjoyed Cogges with his children for the last 13 years.
 
Richard Munro (Deputy Chair)
 
Retired from being Head of Community Services for Oxfordshire County Council where he was responsible for overseeing a variety of local services, including libraries, museums, arts and adult learning. He worked for Oxfordshire for ten years and previously worked in local authorities in London, the Midlands and the North West. He lives in West Oxfordshire.
 
Judy Niner (Chair)
 
Runs a fundraising, marketing and business development consultancy specialising in museums and heritage organisations. She’s also the founder and Managing Director of online lodging service mondaytofriday.com. She lives in North Oxfordshire.
 
Sian Rodway
 
Recently retired from running her own educational consultancy business working with schools in Oxfordshire and Warwickshire. Previously worked with Oxfordshire County Council Children Services department for over 20 years, having previously worked in education for Coventry City Council and as a teacher in Worcestershire. She is currently Chair of Trustees for The Iffley Academy the ;largest special school in Oxfordshire and a Trustee for a Domestic Abuse Charity , Reducing the Risk, based in Oxford. She lives in a village on the edge of Witney