Paul Winter - Chair
Paul was formerly Chief Executive of The Leadership Trust Foundation. Paul’s early career was as a teacher and he has served on the staff as both Head and Deputy Head at several schools in England, including Wells Cathedral School and King’s School, Worcester.
After attending The Leadership in Management Programme in 1982, he was invited to become a Course Tutor and then became Executive Director in 1987. Paul left The Leadership Trust in 1990 to run his own management consultancy, specialising in change management, returning to become Chief Executive of The Leadership Trust between 1994 and 2011.
Paul also provides support and advice in his role as Chairman/Trustee for a number of not-for-profit organisations.
Jane was educated in Oxford and London and worked for many years in the NHS and Education as a music therapist. In 1984 she moved to Cheltenham with her husband Peter where he worked for GCHQ. In 2000 tragedy struck. William, 19, was at university, Edward, 15, and Nicholas, 8, were at school when Peter died in a road traffic accident and the family, like so many others, turned to Winston's Wish.
Jane has been a Trustee since 2007 and feels honoured and privileged to be able to give something back to the charity which gave her family a chance to live again.
Jan Floyd-Douglass' career started with Citicorp for whom she worked for 14 years in the UK operation. Jan was one of its first European female Resident Vice Presidents. She left Citicorp to help set up First Mortgage Securities, the blue chip securitised lending operation where she stayed for 5 years as Head of Channels and Distribution.
In early 2002, Jan joined Barclays Private Bank, as Global Sales Director. She then joined Zurich Insurance UK as Head of Corporate Pensions in 2006 and after two years she left to set up her own company, The 9 Situations, which works with organisations to improve different elements of their people agenda.
Robert grew up in Guernsey and, after graduating from the University of Bristol, enjoyed a flying career in the RAF. He joined the NHS in 1986 as manager of the City General Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent, moving to Chichester in 1990. He was chief executive of St Richard’s Hospital from 1992 to late 2005 when he retired from the NHS and in 2006 became deputy chief executive of the Mary Rose Trust in Portsmouth.
Robert is married with four children and lives in Chichester.
Professor Kristine Mason-O'Connor
Kristine is Emeritus Professor of Higher Education Development at the University of Gloucestershire where she was Dean of Teaching and Learning Development. Her discipline background is sociology of education and she taught in West Africa, London and Brighton before coming to work in Cheltenham. Her professional interest is supporting higher education staff to develop high quality accessible student centred approaches to teaching and learning which recognise and value student diversity. A related interest is how universities engage with their communities. In 2008 she was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship. In her spare time Kristine enjoys being with family and friends, researching biography, walking in the West of Ireland and learning to cook.
Kristine considers it an immense privilege to have contributed as a Trustee to Winston’s Wish for several years.
Richard was born in Newport, South Wales. He attended Sussex University and the City Graduate Business Centre, where he gained an M.B.A., majoring in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management. On leaving University, he joined the Post Office as a graduate trainee and then worked for a number of years in charities, including Shelter the National Campaign for the Homeless, where he was Deputy Director. He then moved into local government, and held director level appointments in inner London and Greater Manchester before, in 1989, being appointed Chief Executive of Stroud District Council, where he served for 11 years. Since leaving Stroud, Richard has worked as a consultant, specialising in performance management and appraisal.
Richard has been a Trustee of Winston's Wish since 2003 and is currently Vice Chair. He is married with two grown up daughters and lives in Montpellier, Cheltenham.
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