Patron & Trustees
HRH The Prince of Wales
The Rt Revd. and Rt Hon. Richard ChartresBishop of London
The Rt Hon Frank Field MP, ChairmanFrank Field is a Member of the UK Parliament. He was appointed chair of the King James Bible Trust in August 2007, before that he was chair of the Churches Conservation Trust. At present he is also chair of the Cathedral’s Fabric Commission for England, and the Pensions Reform Group. In 2007 he co-founded the charity Cool Earth which aims to fight climate change by halting deforestation. He has written many books and pamphlets focussing mainly on the topics of welfare and social policy, most recently Neighbours from Hell (2003).
Joanna BowenJoanna Bowen is an actor/teacher/writer and is currently in involved in community arts in Hertfordshire.
Revd Rob CottonBible Society's Senior Campaign Manager. Rob helped run media campaigns in Nottingham and Bristol connecting soap stories with stories in the Bible. He also managed Greater Manchester's ‘Riddle of Life' billboard campaign which invited people to solve Bible-story- based riddles. Recently he worked on the national leadership of Hope 08 and is now developing a nationwide campaign BibleFresh as Network Co-ordinator with Evangelical Alliance, mobilising the church to celebrate 2011 in culturally engaging ways. Previously, Rob has served as a Methodist Minister in Preston and in Arnold, Nottingham.
Professor Pauline Croft MA, DPhil, OxfordProfessor of Early Modern History, Royal Holloway University of London; Professor Croft’s research interests are Sixteenth and Seventeenth century British political, parliamentary and cultural history.
Publication: King James by Pauline Croft
Elaine DuncanChief Executive, Scottish Bible Society, who support Bible work around the world and seek to encourage people in Scotland engage with the most interesting of all books. Elaine has worked previously with Scripture Union Scotland and the Universities and College Christian Fellowship. She is also involved with national events such as the Keswick Convention and Spring Harvest Word Alive.
Lord (Brian) Griffiths of FforestfachVice Chairman of Goldman Sachs International and a former adviser to Baroness Thatcher, He is a Vice-President of the Nature in Art Trust.
Dr Rob GwynneRob is Head of School Development for the Church of England and Deputy General Secretary for the National Society. As such he focuses on the strategic development and growth of the Church of England's schools of which there are currently nearly five thousand. Over a seventeen year period he was head of two large comprehensive schools and has recently worked on setting up new Academies and school improvement projects across the country. He is a lay reader in the Peterborough Diocese and has research interests in school leadership.
The Very Revd. Dr. John Hall - Dean of Westminsterwas ordained in 1975 and served in parishes in the Diocese of Southwark. From 1992 he was Diocesan Director of Education in Blackburn and then worked in Westminster from 1998 as the Church of England's Chief Education Officer. He was instrumental in the production of the Dearing Report in 2001 and its follow-up, which led to a significant expansion in the number of Church of England secondary schools. As Dean of Westminster, he is ultimately responsible to The Queen for the life and ministry of Westminster Abbey.
Sir Jeremy IsaacsBritish television producer and executive, was founding chief executive of Channel 4 between 1981-87. He then became General Director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden from 1987-1996.
Neil MacGregorArt historian; Director of the British Museum and formerly Director of the National Gallery (London)
Sir Andrew MotionSir Andrew Motion was Poet Laureate from 1999 until 2009. He read English at University College, Oxford and subsequently spent two years writing about the poetry of Edward Thomas for an M. Litt. From 1976 to 1980 he taught English at the University of Hull; from 1980 to 1982 he edited the Poetry Review and from 1982 to 1989 he was Editorial Director and Poetry Editor at Chatto & Windus. He is now Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Dr R. David Muir BA (Hons.), Dip. Th., PGCE, MA, Ph. DPolitical scientist and theologian. Formerly head of Teaching, Research and Regional Development at the Commonwealth Institute. David joined the Evangelical Alliance in 2005 as Public Policy Executive Director, responsible for Public Theology and Public Affairs. He is an experienced lecturer. He has been a member of various Government Policy action teams, including the Home Office Lawrence Steering Group (LSG). Between 2000- 2004 he was a governor of the London School of Theology (formerly the London Bible College).
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 7th Marquess of Salisbury, PCChancellor of the University of Hertfordshire and former MP. Lord Salisbury is descended from Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, Chief Minister to King James 1, who built Hatfield House which was completed in 1611. He was formerly Leader of the House of Lords
Howard RaingoldEmeritus Fellow at Pembroke College, Cambridge who has run a number of successful Development Campaigns.
Prof Kent Harold RichardsExecutive Director of the Society for Biblical Literature (SBL) situated at Emory University where he is also Professor of Old Testament. He has been active in a number of organisations concerned with biblical studies and is author/editor of a number of works. In addition he has contributed leadership to the legal branches of government by appointment of the Supreme Court of Colorado to the Vision 2020. He is an ordained United Methodist minister.
Douglas SlaterFormer Clerk of the House of Lords and Cabinet Office civil servant and special adviser.
Revd Dr David SpriggsBible and Church Consultant for Bible Society where he works in the interface between national and regional churches and higher education. David's research degree relates to the Old Testament; his passion is to help churches in their mission. He is an ordained Baptist Minister, the author of several books and many articles. He has written a review of the ecumenical journey for Churches Together in England.
Dr Philip TownerDean of The Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship, the centre of biblical scholarship and research at the American Bible Society. Formerly Director of Translation Services for the United Bible Society based in the UK.
Dr. R. Lamar VestCurrent President of the American Bible Society. Dr. R. Lamar Vest has been a long–term leader in the development and expansion of Bible mission both in the United States and around the world. Prior to his appointment as president, he served as the executive vice president of Global Scripture Ministries for the American Bible Society and has served as chairman of the Bible Society's Board of Trustees.
Revd Luke WaltonArts Development Officer for Bible Society working with film, theatre, fine art and installations. He has a background in law, management and the theatre and is also an ordained minister of the Church of England.
Dr Jonathan Williamsis an ancient historian and museum curator, and is currently Keeper of the Department of Prehistory and Europe at the British Museum, where he is responsible for collections that cover 2 million years of human history. He was churchwarden of the parish of St Mary Brookfield in North London for 10 years.
Trust - Ambassador
Geoffrey Bond, OBE, DL, OStJ, FSALawyer, Businessman and Broadcaster. Present Chair of MLA (Museums, Libraries & Archives) London and member of the MLA Council, Deputy Chair of the Museum of Law and the National Centre for Citizenship and the Law. Chairman Livery Committee, Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers & Painters of Glass and a member of a number of City-related organisations. Sheriff of the City of London 2003/04. He has done extensive pro bono charity work mostly for heritage organisations and sponsored numerous educational initiatives.