Richard Waller QC
Richard, the elder of Charlie’s brothers, is a commercial barrister, based in London.
He specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration, including shipping and insurance. Richard’s ambition for the Trust is to increase our reach and our impact. His particular areas of interest include promoting exercise, nutrition, sleep and social connectedness as a way of improving young people’s mental health and harnessing new technologies to improve treatment.
Phil, the younger of Charlie’s two brother, is a teacher at Cranleigh Prep School in Surrey, where he is Head of Drama and Senior Schools Advisor;he teaches Humanities and Sport and is on the board for the Cranleigh Schools outreach programme “Cranleigh Giving”. Phil is particularly interested in mental health and education, and, as a Trustee, he provides particular support for our Wellbeing at Work programme.
Uncle to Charlie, Richard and Philip, Robert is an author and award-winning journalist. He is the managing director of Yorkshire-based PR consultancy Robert Beaumont Associates, combining key journalistic skills with a genuine understanding of the county’s business community. Robert provides expertise on PR and media and is a regular contributor to the Charlie Waller Trust biannual magazine.
A retired Chartered Accountant and formerly Finance Director and Secretary of the London Chamber of Commerce, Robin is a Trustee of the Commercial Education Trust and The Cordwainers Educational and Training Charitable Trust Company, a member of the Livery Committee and a Past Master of the Clothworkers’ Company and Trustee of The Clothworkers’ Foundation. He supports the Trust on matters of finance, governance and risk, and is a member of our Investment Committee.
Professor Roz Shafran
Roz is Professor of Translational Psychology at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, an honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist, a member of the Health Professions Council, a Fellow of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy and a NICE Expert Advisor. She has particular expertise in obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and perfectionism. Roz founded the Charlie Waller Institute of Evidenced Based Psychological Treatment in 2007 at the University of Reading.
Dr Mina Fazel
Mina is an Associate Professor and Research Fellow at Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry and a Consultant Psychiatrist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. She has developed school-based mental health services for children in Oxfordshire secondary schools and seeks to maximise children's emotional, cognitive and social development. Refugee mental health needs are a longstanding interest for Mina.
Dr Nick Broughton
Nick, a psychiatrist by background, is CEO of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. His previous positions include being Medical Director of West London Mental Health Trust and Chief Executive of two other mental health trusts. Nick is passionately interested in improving young people’s mental health and in ensuring that all healthcare services are psychologically informed.
Michael retired from the global bank and investment management company BNY Mellon at the end of 2017 after a 35-year career, most recently as Executive Vice President, Executive Committee member and Chairman of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Michael serves in a non-executive capacity on various boards and is a member of the Advisory board for the City Mental Health Alliance. He is also on the Trust’s Investment Committee.
William de Laszlo
A former decorated Captain with the Grenadier Guards, William is the founder and CEO of Agathos Management LLP, a London-based Private Equity fund supporting small to medium-sized UK businesses to fulfil their potential. William has been associated with the Trust for many years. He is passionate about the measurement of its impact and has seen first-hand the positive effects it has had on many people’s lives. In conjunction with being a Trustee he is also a member of the Trust’s Investment Committee.
Mark is a TV presenter who currently fronts Channel 5’s Premiership Rugby coverage and BT Sport’s rowing, having previously worked on programmes ranging from ITV’s Rugby World Cup to the BBC’s National Lottery. Mark became the greatest of friends with Charlie Waller at Radley College and they continued to Durham University together before sharing a house in Fulham.
Julian is Founder of iMedia, an award-winning sports marketing consultancy that advises organisations how to use sport to grow their business interests. He has worked for 25 years in the sports and entertainment industry. Julian set up the “The Wondr Project”, to better understand how to live to your full potential in good times and bad. This has included ‘Reboot’, a yearlong programme about the links between physical and mental health – in support of the Trust.
Charlie has worked in investment banking for more than 20 years. He now works for Goldman Sachs where he is responsible for the UK Corporate Broking and Equity Capital Market businesses. Charlie lives in London with his family and is a member of the Trust’s Investment Committee.
James founded Alternative Networks, one of the principal independent communications and technology service providers in the business-to-business sector. He is a keen advocate of entrepreneurism and the development and progress of business start-ups, and a passionate sponsor of special needs education and learning support. James provides the Trust with expertise on information technology.
Iain writes comedy and drama for TV and film. He wrote on the Channel Four show 'Humans', wrote and directed 'Oscar and Jim' which won awards in festivals around the world and has original series in development in the US and UK. Iain was educated at Trinity College Cambridge. He lives in Dorset with Emily and their daughters Frankie and Maddy.
The Rt Hon. Sir Mark Waller
Sir Mark and Lady Waller founded the Trust in 1997 after their son, Charlie, took his own life whilst suffering from depression. Sir Mark became a QC in 1979 and was appointed to the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice in 1989. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal, and hence to the Privy Council, in 1996. He retired from the bench in 2010. He acted as Intelligence Services Commissioner from 2011 to 2016. Sir Mark stepped down from the Board of Trustees in 2020 and was succeeded as Chair by Richard, Charlie’s brother.
The Charlie Waller Trust
The Charlie Waller Trust is a trading name of The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales 1109984. A company limited by guarantee. Registered company in England and Wales 5447902. Registered address: The Charlie Waller Trust, Rear Office, First Floor, 32 High Street, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3JD.
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