These Trustees have a wealth of experience in many aspects of educating people from birth right through to education at colleges and universities. They endeavour to help young people with all aspects of education, including social and mental. They also have to ensure that the grants awarded go to the people who comply with our charitable purposes.
Joan Chandler is an Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Plymouth, with a long-term interest in the personal and educational development of young people. She is also the Chair of Literature Works, a regional charity one of whose aims is to foster the talents of young writers.
Bryn Evans is a Chartered Mining Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mining Engineers. He has 10 years working for the National Coal Board, from a graduate apprentice to senior undermanager responsible for the production of 15,000 tons of coal per week. 30 years working for Watts Blake Bearne as Mines Manager, followed by safety and training and strong links with all sections of the education sector and finally Human Resources Director for WBB Devon Clays. He has 40 years experience as a Scout Leader and Venture Scout Leader, including 11 years as a District Commissioner.
Robin Wakinshaw’s educational experience covers the business, voluntary and statutory sectors. He is Principal Consultant of ‘Associates for Community Education’ and president of ‘Voluntary Organisations for Young People and Children’. For many years he served as a Senior Education Adviser for Devon County Council and as an OFSTED Schools Inspector.
Our representative from University of Exeter is
Pamela Freemen is an Honorary University Fellow of the Graduate School of Education representing the University of Exeter. She has taught, researched and advocated for young people at differing levels and in various capacities, as well as also training professional social workers. Hence, she is passionate about providing educational and other opportunities for young people in order to improve their life chances and a sense of achievement, equality and well being.
Our representatives from Devon County Council are
Sara Randall Johnson