Author and Trainer
Sally is one of the authors of Values and Visions. She is a teacher, a trainer, a writer, a researcher and a linguist. She has been working in education for thirty-eight years in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors in both private and public establishments in U.K., Germany, Sudan and Oman as well as being a self-employed educational consultant for seven years. She has specialised in English as an additional language and outdoor adventure "learning without walls". She is now an educational consultant living in France and working wherever it takes her.
Author and Trainer
Georgeanne is one of the authors of Values and Visions. She has many years of working together with others in turning unhappy, disheartened, stressed organisations around into happy, relaxed, peaceful places to work. Firstly doing this in the public sector particularly in education; then in the corporate sector working with multinationals and SMEs and then with care homes. Bringing decades of organisational experience and personal practice of meditation to release greater joy and creativity into the workplace.
Chair of Trustees
Antony Elliott OBE, FCIB is founder of The Fairbanking Foundation. He spent over ten years as Group Risk Director of a major retail bank having worked for a number of UK and international banks previously. He has been actively involved in researching the field of financial well-being since 2004 and has a large number of published reports in the area. The Fairbanking Foundation was established as a charity in 2008, it conducts research, provides advice and is the certification body for the Fairbanking Mark. Antony has a degree in Banking and International Finance from City University and a master’s degree in Operational Research from Imperial College, London. In 2014 he was awarded an OBE for services to bank customers.
Debbie Jackson is a health service manager. She has worked in UK and USA in primary, hospital, health promotion and specialist centre settings developing key processes that improve patient experience. Recognised for managing competing priorities in complex environments she combines a true passion for making a real difference with a commitment to see change through to successful completion. Fellow of the Institute of Health Service Management.
James Scully is a teacher and trainer with experience in secondary, tertiary and adult education in the UK, Canada, and Oman. He is a champion of appropriate technology and has managed programmes and educational units in several institutions. He is a member of the British Psychological Society and of the British Computer Society. He recently worked on programme and institutional audits and quality assurance.
Ros Garside began her career as a secondary English teacher and School Leader. She then worked as an adviser in three different local authorities with specialisms in School Improvement, Diversity and Inclusion. She is currently Chair of the board of a Multi-Academy Trust formed of five inner city primary schools. She is also Chair of Governors of a Pupil Referral Unit. She chairs the Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education in Bradford. Ros is a resident of Saltaire, a World Heritage Site near Bradford city centre. Saltaire holds an annual arts festival every September and Ros is a board member and programme coordinator for this event.
Adviser and Founding Trustee
Roger Salmon was a merchant banker for 19 years and a director of N M Rothschild. He was the first Railway Franchising Director, responsible for creating the legal structure for franchises and the organisation to sell and manage them. He was subsequently First Bursar of King's College Cambridge. In retirement he has worked as a humanist funeral celebrant. He is chair of governors of a primary school in the most deprived part of Cambridge, that has been scored by the Department for Education as the top primary school in the county.
Julienne has been working as a public sector consultant advising government bodies, civil society organisations, international NGOs, charities and academic and research institutions. In the past she has worked with the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development and Independent Commission for Aid Impact as a fund and programme manager, and more recently as a monitoring, evaluation and learning advisor. Julienne has experience writing technical and commercial proposals to secure donor funding.
Patrick Miller is working as a legal and contracts advider in Oman. He is a Law Society qualified solicitor in England and Wales.
Debs designed the cover and most of the graphics for the first edition of Values and Visions and was the designer of all the graphics and layout for the second. As well as a talented designer Debs is also a Pilates instructor.