Drinkaware Trustees

Drinkaware's Board of Trustees are from a broad range of professional backgrounds. Read about them here.

Sir Leigh Lewis

Chairman

Sir Leigh Lewis

Chairman

Sir Leigh Lewis KCB has been Chair of the Drinkaware Trust since 2014. Sir Leigh had a near-40 year Civil Service career, serving latterly as the Permanent Secretary for Crime, Policing and Counter Terrorism in the Home Office and as Permanent Secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions.

Penny Newman OBE

Finance & HR Committee

Penny Newman OBE

Finance & HR Committee

Penny has held a number of senior executive positions in the Social Enterprise sector. She is a former Chief Executive of Accession Social Enterprise CIC, Platform 51 (now the Young Women's Trust), the Jamie Oliver Foundation, and for 10 years, the fairtrade organisation Cafedirect.

Vicki Nobles

Finance & HR Committee

Vicki Nobles

Finance & HR Committee

Vicki held a number of senior corporate roles in the alcohol beverage industry in the UK and USA before her retirement from Diageo, where she had been Corporate Relations Director GB, in 2012.

Timothy Walker

Research & Impact Committee Chair, Member of Risk & Audit Committee

Timothy Walker

Research & Impact Committee Chair, Member of Risk & Audit Committee

Timothy has held a number of senior executive roles including Executive Director of the Financial Reporting Council, Director General of the Health and Safety Executive and Deputy Chairman, HM Customs and Excise.

Kate Morris

Finance & HR Committee Chair/Trust Treasurer

Kate Morris

Finance & HR Committee Chair/Trust Treasurer

Kate is currently Finance Director at Morden College. Formerly Director of Finance & Resources at the charity Volunteering Matters, Kate has extensive experience as a leader in the voluntary sector and a finance professional.

Charles Allen

Charles Allen

Charles Allen is Director of Partnerships at the disability equality charity Scope and a trustee of The Lightbox, a purpose-driven charitable arts and heritage organisation.

Paul Wells

Paul Wells

Paul Wells is a Director and Chairman at Charles Wells Ltd, the Bedford-based independent pub and brewing business.

Neil Williams

Neil Williams

Neil Williams is Chief Digital Officer, Croydon Council, where he leads digital transformation, ICT and smart cities innovation. Formerly - Head of GOV.UK, the Government Digital Service, Neil's extensive career spans agile production for user-centred services and is a mentor to the Drinkaware Digital team.

Risk and Audit Committee Chair

David Ward

Risk & Audit Committee Chair

David Ward

Risk & Audit Committee Chair

David is currently Regulatory, Ethics and Compliance Director at Tesco PLC and has been with the retailer for over decade holding a number of roles including UK Legal Director, Senior Counsel and Government Affairs Manager and Head of Licensing.

Dr Varuna Aluvihare

Dr Varuna Aluvihare

Dr Varuna Aluvihare has been the Consultant Transplant Hepatologist and Hepatology Transplant lead at one of the world’s largest clinical-academic liver centres, The Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital since 2006.

Marc Dench

Marc Dench

Marc Dench

Marc Dench has been Chief Financial Officer at the premium lifestyle clothing, homeware and accessories brand, Joules Group plc, since 2015. Prior to this he was Chief Financial Officer of Walgreen Boots Allliance’s International Retail & Global Consumer Brands division.

Dr Colin Hunter OBE

Dr Colin Hunter OBE

Dr Colin Hunter has recently retired from practice in Skene, Aberdeenshire where he had been a GP for 33 years. Colin was a member of the Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners for 23 years and concluded six years as the Chair of Trustees of the College in November 2018.

Dominic McNeill

Independent Non-Executive Director of Drinkaware Trading Ltd.

Dominic McNeill

Independent Non-Executive Director of Drinkaware Trading Ltd.

Dominic McNeill is the independent non-executive director of Drinkaware’s trading company. Dominic has been Global Marketing Director for Nando’s Grocery International Ltd since 2012, a role from which he recently stepped down.

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Board of Trustees’ Register of Interests

Board of Trustees’ Register of Interests

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