Our Trustees

Our Trustees

Our board of trustees are ultimately responsible for the organisation’s vision, mission and management as well as the budgeting and monitoring of its projects.

David Woollcombe

David led Peace Child International for 35 years as CEO, directing over 60 major productions and projects around the world. As President, and now as Chairman of the Board, he is intent to use his global contacts to ensure that the organisation moves to a new generation of leadership, equally committed to the central role that young people can play in our world.

Rosey Simonds

Rosey has a background in theatre. She was one of the founders of Peace Child co-producing musicals and publications. For the past 15 years her major focus has been developing and running peer to peer educational programmes in UK Schools on sustainability, conflict resolution and building employability skills.

Rory Copeland

Rory is a solicitor who helps financial technology companies to offer innovative services to consumers. He is passionate about helping people in developing countries to save and send money in a safe and reliable way, and is on the editorial team of the Business and Human Rights Review. In his spare time, Rory enjoys running and singing (although not often at the same time).

Vinod Tailor

Vinod Tailor MBE is the former High Sheriff of Bedfordshire and a Deputy Lord Lieutenant. He has a business background and has worked in 32 countries. He is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Bankers and Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments. He arrived in Luton with his family in 1972 as refugees from Uganda and is tireless in his charitable work, dedicated to giving back to society, especially to numerous voluntary organisations in Bedfordshire.

Michael Woollcombe-Clarke

Michael is a barrister, who specialises in commercial litigation and commercial arbitration. For over 15 years, he has been involved with mentoring young people, with a focus on education, employability and entrance into the workplace. Michael also has a particular interest in environmental issues, running a social enterprise dedicated to combatting climate change.

Trustee Opportunity

To help us achieve our goals, we are seeking to augment our existing board with the appointment of three additional Trustees.

We’re looking for experience in fundraising. If you’d like to join us, please contact david@peacechild.org.

Our Founders

  • David Gordon
    David Gordon
  • Bernard Benson
    Bernard Benson
  • Eirwen Harbottle & Brigadier Michael Harbottle
    Eirwen Harbottle & Brigadier Michael Harbottle
  • Rosey Simonds & David Woollcombe
    Rosey Simonds & David Woollcombe