Alexa Jago - Co-Chair
Alexa is an accomplished charity fund-raiser on both sides of the Atlantic. She rebranded and marketed the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists International Appeal, naming it the SMILE appeal, Saving Mothers' and Infant's Lives through Education. Alexa raised significant funds for the maternal mortality appeal, sending basic obstetric care all over the world in order to help attain Millenium Goal 4 & 5. Alexa fund raised for BAFTA/LA, and most recently aided HRH The Duke of Kent with an event to fund raise for American Air Museum in Ducksford with a lunch at the Consul General in Beverly Hills.
Alexa was Vice-Chair of the Colonel's team, which initiated Caring for Courage, the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Appeal for the long-term welfare of soldiers fighting in Afghanistan. HM The Queen is the Colonel in Chief of the Regiment and HRH The Duke of Kent was the Royal Patron of the Appeal. Alexa raised funds and delivered their launch party. Alexa is also an acclaimed actress and producer who has produced feature films both in American and England. As an actress she has appeared in many films, TV series and plays. She is currently producing 'In With the Outlaws', to be shot entirely in England, in which she will also appear.
Charlotte Metcalf - Co-Chair
Charlotte is an award-winning documentary film-maker, a writer and the author of 'Walking Away', a book about her time making films in Africa. She is also a passionate art collector and has made several films about leading art galleries. She lives in London and has a seven-year-old daughter.
Charlotte's films have covered a wide range of subjects from harrowing stories of violence against children and women in Africa to her renowned film about William Hague. She writes for numerous publications, including The Mail, The Telegraph, The Spectator and Tatler.
Anthony Bailey, OBE, GCSS, – Co-Chair
Anthony Bailey is a senior executive of a number of prominent cultural, artistic and educational foundations, organisations, museums, and exchange programmes. Since 1998 he has been Executive Chairman of Painting & Patronage - a royal cultural programme with activity across the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
Anthony is a Board Director of United Learning Trust – one of the largest Anglican Church schools trust and is a Governor of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster. A Governor of St Mary’s University College in Twickenham, Anthony served between 2002-2010 as a member of two HM Government Ministerial Task Forces of the Department of Education responsible for gifted and talented education and educational standards in schools in Greater London.
Councillor Clare Head, former Mayor of Richmond (2011-2012) - Co Chair
Clare has lived in the borough for 35 years and has two sons and two granddaughters. Clare is a trained teacher who during her career taught in many of the borough’s schools. Her hobbies include photography, genealogy and entertaining. Clare is married to Dr Colin Head who is a lifelong borough resident and has been a GP for 30 years.
Clare was the Cabinet Member with responsibility for traffic and transport during the 2010/11 municipal year.
Desmond Shawe-Taylor : Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures – The Royal Collection
Nicky Philipps : Royal Portrait artist (www.nickyphilipps.com)
Jenny Caron Hall : Portrait Painter and Artist
Francis Hamel : Artist (www.francishamel.com)
Hugo Taylor : Starring in "Made in Chelsea"
Sir Gavyn Arthur
Councillor Meena Bond
Hon Alexandra Foley
Baroness Ronny van Dedem
The Hon. James Stourton
Seig de Vater
Special adviser: Charlie MacDermot Roe
Project co-ordinator: Mukti Mulligan
Website designer: Jackie Osborne (www.imagika.co.uk)