The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of the charity.

They meet regularly during the year to consider, determine and review Changing Faces strategies and policies, and to receive reports from senior managers.

We are always interested to hear from people who could add skills and experience to our Board. In the first instance, please email Giulietta Driver.

David Clayton (Chairman)

David is a British national with nearly 40 years experience in the technology industry. He is Chairman of SDL plc, a UK based provider of Global Content Management and Language Translation Services and Software Solutions. Until July 2012, David was a main Board Executive Director of the Sage Group plc, with responsibility for Strategy and Corporate Development.

In addition to being Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Changing Faces, David is a Non-Executive Director of the English Language Learning Centres business, Rise Global. David is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Dixons Academies Trust.

Mark Landon (Hon.Secretary)

Mark Landon is an Employment Partner at Weightmans LLP, a top 50 national law firm, and provides guidance on a variety of disability issues to a diverse range of clients in both the public and private sectors. Mark also lectures and writes regularly on the subject. Mark is an Honorary Fellow and member of the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Elissa Holme (Hon. Treasurer)

Elissa has over 25 years’ experience in Financial Services in trading and treasury roles and is a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. She currently heads the Treasury and Liquidity Management team for LCH Ltd, part of the London Stock Exchange Group, with responsibility for investment and liquidity management across London and New York.

Tony Cline

Tutor, Educational Psychology Group, University College London.

Bridget Gardiner

Recently retired CEO of The Brokerage, having previously been Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Epilepsy Society and Richard House Children’s Hospice. Member of the Institute of Fundraising. Trustee of Thomas Cook Children’s Charity.

Helen Gravestock

Helen Gravestock is currently Head of Research, Policy and Campaigning at CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people. Helen has 13 years’ experience working in the charity and public sector and has a sound appreciation of how to influence positive policy change and deliver effective campaigns.

Susan Harrison

Susan has over 35 years’ experience working in operational and strategic roles in health, housing and social care in London and the South-East. Retired from full-time employment, she offers her time and skills in governance roles and project work. She is committed to the development of social science research evidence to support her practice and role as a charity trustee.

Emma Howard

Victoria Hunt

Victoria Hunt is a product manager at NHS Digital. She has worked in public health for a decade and prior to that worked in publishing and journalism. Victoria has long been interested in Changing Faces’ work, having been born with Goldenhar Syndrome. She joined the Trustee Board in 2015 and has a special interest in digital and social media.

Farhana Kapasi

Nicholas Lee FDS FRCS (OMFS)

Nick is a Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. He has a sub-speciality interest in facial reconstruction with a practice that includes orthognathic (jaw) surgery, facial implants (patient specific) and the management of patients following facial trauma. Other interests include improving patient care through quality improvement and health leadership.

Richard Morris

17th September 2020. We are deeply saddened that Changing Faces’ trustee, Richard Morris, has passed away. Our thoughts are with his family at this terribly sad time. Richard was a long-standing and committed supporter of Changing Faces, joining our Board of Trustees in July 2019. You can read our message here.

Richard Morris is British Ambassador to Kathmandu. Richard is a career diplomat, with previous assignments in Sydney, Mexico, Barbados, Canada, the UK Mission to the UN in New York and in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London. Promoting UK interests, he regularly speaks publicly and has appeared in and on various media.

Nicola Sawford

Nicola is a portfolio non-executive director with over 30 years’ of business experience. She is a qualified chartered accountant and her senior executive experience covers all operational areas and a wide variety of organisational structures and sectors including professional services, telecommunications, retail, media, financial services, regulation and charities.

As well as her role at Changing Faces, she is chair of the board at CHP Ltd, a board member of the Bar Standards Board, a trustee of the charity The Access to Justice Foundation, a member of the Managing Partners Forum advisory board and an advisor to Crowd Justice.

Andrew Thompson

Reader in Clinical Psychology and Registered Clinical/Health Psychologist at the University of Sheffield (TUoS) and Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust. Visiting Professor of Clinical Psychology at The University of Hull. Co-author of the Wiley clinical psychology textbook on working with appearance concern.

Christopher Walker FRCS

Qualified from Medical School of the Univerity of Newcastle Upon Tyne 1968.

Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon (retired) at the St Andrew’s Centre, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford and London.

President 2007 and council member 1999 to 2008 of British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons.

Wallace Lecturer 2009 of the British Burn Association and former council member.

Medical Director, Mid Essex Hospitals 2001 – 2007

Founder Bloomfield Arts Project.