Board of Trustees Founding Patrons Bamber and Christina Gascoigne Trustees ADRIAN LAJTHA (CHAIR) Adrian Lajtha worked for Accenture, the global technology and professional services company, for almost 40 years before retiring in February 2016. Adrian held many senior roles at Accenture, including serving as the company’s CEO for its global Financial Services business and working with the board on long-term strategy, leadership development and talent management. Adrian joined Bamber at (almost!) the very start of the West Horsley Place adventure and has served as the Trust’s Chairman since early 2016. He also serves as Chairman of the board of governors of Cranleigh School and Cranleigh Preparatory School, where he has been a trustee for the past 20 years. Adrian is also a ‘B’ member of the board of the charity Youth Business International, a charity focused on helping to tackle youth unemployment and to equip young people around the world with the skills and support to set up and build their own businesses. Read our interview with Adrian here. PATRICK ROBERTS (TREASURER) Patrick Roberts has been the Bursar and Clerk to the Governing Body at Cranleigh School since 2003. He was educated at Pangbourne College before attending Sandhurst and leading a varied Army career culminating in command of a regular infantry command. He was awarded an MBE for services in Bosnia. Patrick is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is a Governor of Pangbourne College. His interests include sailing, walking and history. Read our interview with Patrick here. ANGELA KIDNER Angela Kidner trained and practiced as an interior architect, working on modern and heritage buildings, and as a lecturer in 3D Design at Kingston University. In 2000 she became Chair and later Projects Manager of the Environment Trust, working on Lottery-funded projects in partnership with many heritage and environmental organisations. She is now an independent Heritage and Design Consultant, with a particular interest in the natural environment. Read our interview with Angela here. GILES REID Giles Reid works in the consulting and finance world, on the board of Grayce Ltd. Grayce is a Private Equity backed consultancy firm working with some of the world’s largest firms on change & transformation. Giles has lived in Horsley since 1977; he first visited West Horsley Place in 1982 and has been passionate about the house and estate ever since. Read our interview with Giles here. MARILYN SCOTT Marilyn has worked in museums, galleries and heritage attractions for 30 years. She was Director of the award-winning Lightbox in Woking until 2021, and took it from a feasibility study through to opening as a renowned arts centre. Marilyn has worked in national museums, at both the V&A and Science Museum and for The National Trust. She is currently a Trustee of Brooklands Museum; Weald and Downland Museum and a Council member for AIM. Marilyn is now a consultant specialising in heritage, fundraising, income generation and sustainability, strategic and business planning and governance. Marilyn also has international experience and works as a consultant for The British Council advising museums and galleries on business models and staff development in places including Georgia and Pakistan. Read our interview with Marilyn here. AMANDA DE HAAST Amanda studied at the Scottish Hotel School, Strathclyde University, followed by many years in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry working both in hotels and incoming travel. She has held numerous voluntary roles whilst living in Guildford which continued when she moved to Horsley in 2007. She is currently Chairman of the West Horsley Wheel of Care (Good Neighbour/ Voluntary Driver Scheme awarded Queens Award for Voluntary Services in 2015) and Chairman of Grace + Flavour, Horsley’s Community Kitchen Garden and Allotments. Read our interview with Amanda here.