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SBT Council

SBT's Consultative Council

The Charities (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust) Order 2017 provides for the SBT to establish and maintain a consultative Council which will contribute to the organisation’s long-term vision.  

The Council will enable the SBT to formalise relationships with individuals who are best able to contribute to the furtherance of the objects of the Trust.  Post 2017 governance review the Council also provides an opportunity for former Trustees, former Honorary Fellows and others to contribute to the life and aspirations of the Trust.   It will also contribute to succession planning and growing new Trustees/Directors of SBT Trading Ltd from a diverse cross-section of society. 

The Council will complement, support and challenge the Board, and provide a forum for, and act as sounding board for, discussion of high-level strategy.  Council members with relevant skills/expertise/experience may be asked to join SBT committees/working groups as co-opted members or to act as SBT ambassadors/spokespeople on specific matters. 

Current Council membership is as follows.  All current members of the Board of Trustees are also members of the Council.

Professor Sir Stanley Wells CBE – Chairman of the Council

Nick Abell
Nat Alcock OBE
Paul Allen
Sir Eric Anderson
David Austin
Sue Bailey
Robert Bearman MBE
Colin Bennett
Ralph Bernard CBE
Tony Bird OBE
Joyce Bridges CBE
Sir Bob Burgess
Bennet Carr
Sir Geoffrey Cass
Penelope, Viscountess Cobham CBE
Obhi Chatterjee
Makhdoom Chishti
Rt Revd Christopher Cocksworth
Neil Constable
Tim Cox
Margaret Cund
Irving David
Dame Judi Dench CH
Rebecca Dobbs
Professor Michael Dobson
John Dolan OBE
Gregory Doran
Jason Elsom
Kathy Gee MBE
Ros Haigh
William Hawkes
The Marquess of Hertford
Richard Hyde
Sarah Jones
Ayub Khan MBE
Peter Kyle OBE
AJ Leon
Melissa Leon
John Liggins
Catherine Mallyon
Jeff Marlow
Professor Kate McLuskie
Nicholas Molyneux
Peter Nicholls
Professor Lena Cowen Orlin
Andrew Phillips
Professor Adrian Poole
Dr Paul Prescott
Roger Pringle
John Russell
Professor Carol Chillington Rutter
Sarah Stanton
Gordon Strauss
Revd Patrick Taylor
Lynne Walker
Professor Renè Weis
Michael Wood
Greg Wyatt

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