Richard Pertwee - Chair
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 just couldn't resist drawing all the threads together. Richard Pertwee is a lawyer, who specialises in helping clients to buy and sell businesses. After rising to become Managing Partner at Taylor Wessing, in 2006, after hitting the dizzy age of 50, he decided to go part time and to do more in the voluntary sector. Richard also sits as a Magistrate in Portsmouth and in the Youth Court in Fareham. Richard was appointed Chair of Cranstoun's Board in November 2015.
Linda Moir - Vice Chair
Linda got to know Cranstoun during a belated gap year in 2008 when she volunteered as part of the Cranstoun Positive Futures programme supporting the development of young people in Roehampton. Linda was one of the team planning the spectator experience for millions of visitors to London and the UK for the 2012 Olympic Games. She has worked in a variety of senior customer service and HR leadership roles including Virgin Atlantic, where she was Customer Service Director, and NATS (Air Traffic Control) where she was HR Director. Linda was appointed Vice Chair of Cranstoun's board in November 2015.
Katharine Patel - Treasurer
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.
Dr Franklin Apfel
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.
With over 20 years experience in Marketing and Communications, Charlotte has worked with a wide variety of private and public sector organisations to help them communicate their brand story more effectively. She first encountered Cranstoun when she supported them with some Marketing and Branding advice, whilst in her current role as a Senior Strategist at Jack Morton, a global agency that specialises in Brand Experiences. Her previous six-year stint at the Government’s marketing and comms agency, COI meant she has worked extensively with the Department of Health and NHS, with a particular focus on engaging hard-to-reach audiences, and using behavioural economics to help drive behaviour change.
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.
Wayne Haywood joined the RAF after graduating from the University of Wales. In his 24 years of service, he undertook a variety of posts including Protocol Officer at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. His last post was as Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff at Permanent Joint Headquarters. In 2006, Wayne joined Surrey Police as Neighbourhood Policing Manager. In 2007, he became an interim Director at Mole Valley District Council before leaving to work as an Interim Project Manager on Bedfordshire County Council's Transforming Adult Social Care programme. Since 2009, Wayne has worked with a number of local authorities in strategic and implementation roles. Wayne joined Cranstoun as a Trustee in 2010 because he wanted to contribute on a more regular, meaningful basis with an organisation where his experiences might be most useful.
Faith became a Trustee of Cranstoun as she wanted to be involved with a charity that she connected with. Faith started her HR career in 1971 with Arthur Andersen and in 1988, was promoted to UK Director of Personnel and Recruiting. In 1995, Faith joined Ernst & Young as Head of Human Resources and appointed Director of Human Resources & Quality at Northgate Information Solutions the following year. In 2000, she was appointed Director of Group Human Resources of Credit Agricole, Calyon Corporate & Investment Bank (formerly Credit Lyonnais). In 2006, Faith formed her own consultancy, providing technical HR support and advice to business managers and HR professionals.
Steve has led Cranstoun as Chief Executive since 1998, having previously been involved in the leadership, management and delivery of health and social care services since 1988. In 2015 Steve was appointed to Cranstoun’s Board as Executive Director & Trustee. Steve is a Mentor at the School for Social Entrepreneurs and founding Board Member of Collective Voice. Steve is a Chartered Director (CDir) and Fellow (FIoD) of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the RSA (FRSA).