The continued success of Never Such Innocence would not be possible without the tireless work of our wider team.

Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence KCVO CB ADC(P)

Sir Tim Laurence is Vice Chairman of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Chairman of the English Heritage Trust and Chairman of the Major Projects Association. He also chairs two property companies specialising in urban regeneration. His 37 year career in the Royal Navy included over 20 years in operational and leadership posts, including four warship commands. He later worked for several years as a strategist and resource planner at the Ministry of Defence. His final job in uniform was as Chief Executive of Defence Estates, managing the Department's land and buildings, both in UK and overseas. He is a Trustee of RNLI and of the HMS Victory Preservation Trust.

The Duke of Westminster KG CB CVO OBE TD CD DL


Lady Lucy French OBE (Founder, CEO and Trustee)
Lady Lucy French founded Never Such Innocence in March 2014, and is currently CEO of the charity.. SEE MORE

Leslie Macleod-Miller (Chair and Trustee)
Leslie Macleod-Miller qualified as a lawyer originally in Australia before moving to the United Kingdom.. SEE MORE

Susan Hammond (Trustee)
Susan Hammond grew up and was educated in West Sussex.. SEE MORE

Lieutenant Colonel Peter Poole MBE (Trustee)
Educated at Prices School, Fareham and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Peter Poole was commissioned into the Royal Corps of Transport where he enjoyed a full regimental career.. SEE MORE

Dr Martin Stephen (Trustee)
Martin Stephen was Head of The Perse School, Cambridge, and High Master of The Manchester Grammar school.. SEE MORE

Dame Jenny Abramsky - Chair of Royal Academy of Music and Royal Ballet
Rosy Cave - Head, Gender Equality Unit/ Head, Office of the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict
Professor Colin Diamond CBE - Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Birmingham
General Sir Gordon Messenger KCB DSO* OBE - Former Vice Chief of Defence Staff
Kris Murrin - CEO National Leadership Centre, Cabinet Office
Sir Ken Olisa OBE - Lord Lieutenant of Greater London

Stephen Perry

Sir Murdo Maclean

The Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea CBE DL
Simon Blagden CBE
Rupert Collingwood
Damian Collins MP
Field Marshal The Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank GCB LVO OBE DL
Jono Hart
Dan Jarvis MBE MP
Colin Kerr
Brigadier-General Matthew Overton
Brigadier David Ross CBE
Sir Hew Strachan DL
Vice Admiral Charles Style CBE
Major James Swanston
Lieutenant General Sir Barney White-Spunner KCB CBE


Liz Dempsey
Retired Teacher based in Coleraine, Northern Ireland

Catherine Dunwoody
Headteacher, Kilrossanty National School, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland

Nicholas Hammond
Headteacher, the British School of Paris, France

Susan Hope
Literacy / Numeracy, Bamburgh School, South Shields, England

Stuart Jarvis,
Head of Art, Uppingham School, England


Emily Dutson
Richard Lander School, England

Molly Meleady-Hanley
Sheffield, England

Becki Pinkerton
The Royal School Armagh - CCF

Martha Potts
Caithness, Scotland

Hamish Scott
Isle of Harris, Scotland 

Jasleen Singh
Bristol Grammar School, England

Vasko Stamboliev
Thessaloniki, Greece

Lucas White
County Donegal, Ireland

Ruben White
County Donegal, Ireland

Mari Wyn Jones
Denbighshire, Wales

Leong Tong Yan
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Dominik Loh
Teacher, Hattigen Comprehensive, Germany

Natalie Lytton
Teacher of History, Claverham Community College, Sussex, England

Joanna Mackle,
R.E. & Ethics and Science Teacher, New Zealand

Mhairi McAinsh
Art Teacher, Larbert High School, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Simon O’Leary,
Volunteer high level Maths Primary School teacher, London, England

Jochen Rehm
Teacher, St. Jakobus-Gymnasium, Germany

Ann Marie Sillery
Home Educator based in County Donegal, Republic of Ireland

John Thevenot,
Primary Level Teacher Specializing in Ethics and Religious Culture, Quebec, Canada

Stella Tziafeta,
English Language Teacher, 13th Primary School of Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, Greece

Esther Whitbourn,
Year 6 teacher, South Farnham Primary School, Surrey, England

Caroline Wilkes,
Politics & History Teacher, Kew House School, London, England

Karen Williams,
Head of Art, Hampton School, London, England

Nia Wyn Jones,
Ysgol Maes Garmon, Flintshire, Wales