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Governing Body of the
of Lady Katherine Leveson

The work and finances of the Foundation are overseen by the Foundation Governors who are appointed from a wide range of backgrounds and professions and reflect the extensive experience they are able to bring to the on-going administration of the Foundation.

Michael Adlington

Mr Michael Adlington
Born in Cheshire, married at St Mary's, Temple Balsall and now with three grown-up sons and three grandchildren, I have lived on the edge of the parish since 1964.

After leaving Wrekin College I spent seventeen years working in the motor industry, first with Armstrong Siddeley and latterly with the Safety Glass Division of Pilkington Bros. A major career change took me into turkey farming which has evolved into an all year round operation now being run by our eldest son.

Motor sport has provided a great interest, competing in several different categories over the years, followed by involvement with the Pony Club at both local and national level. Golf has always provided a challenge and we spend as much time as possible in the summer on our narrow boat.

Lord Aylesford VL

Lord Aylesford VL, Chairman of the Governors
Born in 1947. Educated at Oundle School and Trinity College, Cambridge.

Gillett Bros Discount Bank London (1969-1971); Albert E Sharp - Stockbrokers, Birmingham (1971-1974); Packington Estate (since 1974).

Married Penelope Cawley in 1971; 4 daughters and 1 son.

President, Warwickshire Branch of Country Land and Business Association; Chairman, Gamekeepers Welfare Trust; Tax Commissioner; Trustee of Coventry Hospitals Charity, Coventry Sports Foundation and Coventry Cathedral Development Trust: President, Warwickshire Cricket Club; Vice Lord-Lieutenant for the West Midlands.

Interests - Field Sports, Real Tennis, Archery and Golf.

Rt Hon James Edward, the Viscount Daventry

Rt Hon James Edward, the Viscount Daventry
National Diploma in Agriculture and Land Management, Royal Agricultural College.

Shakespeare McTurk and Graham - Chartered Surveyors (1980-1983); Bain Dawes plc - Insurance Brokers (1983-1987); Bain Clarkson/AON - Insurance Brokers (1987-1990); Director, Penrose Forbes Insurance Brokers Limited, Hiscox Group plc (1990-1998); RK Harrison Insurance Brokers Limited (1998-present).

Patron of George Eliot Fellowship and Mary Ann Evans Hospice; Committee Member, Warwickshire Country and Land Association; Management Committee, Turf Club, London.

Mr Matthew Dugdale

Mr Matthew Dugdale
Married to Paige, four children. Educated at Eton College. Employed by David Ker Fine Art. Partner, W S Dugdale Farm Partnership. Director, Real Property & General Housing Co Ltd and of Central & Midland Ltd. Past Chairman, Warwickshire Branch CLA. Chairman. Atherstone Hunt Club.

Interests - Art, Wine and Golf. He has built a freight railway line and is happily living in the second most ugly house in England (according to the BBC).

Mr Jonathan Evans OBE

Mr Jonathan Evans OBE
Born in Warwickshire, attended King Edward VI School Nuneaton and Durham University. Joined The Post Office after leaving university, and has stayed with the organisation ever since: is now Company Secretary of Royal Mail Group.

Married to Gill with three children, and lives in Claverdon near Warwick, where he is churchwarden, organist (of sorts) and bellringer.  Other interests – music and cricket.

Jonathan’s mother was in residential care at Temple Balsall from 2004-2006, and he is pleased to maintain his family’s connection with the Foundation.

Mr Michael Fetherston-Dilke

Mr Michael Fetherston-Dilke
Michael, born in 1948, comes from a long-established Warwickshire family, who live at Maxstoke Castle, near Coleshill.

After Rugby School, he read politics and economics at the University of Bristol. He then followed a career in finance and industry, having qualified as a chartered accountant. On his return to Maxstoke in 1992 he developed a range of Midlands business interests.

He enjoys encouraging his sons into most sports, particularly cricket, golf and archery and all country pursuits.

In 1999/2000 he was High Sheriff of Warwickshire, an office also previously held by several members of his family, including his father, Captain Charles Fetherston-Dilke, a former Governor of the Foundation.

Mrs Clare Sawdon

Mrs Clare Sawdon JP
Born and brought up in Temple Balsall. Appointed a Governor of the Foundation in 1996, she serves on the Court and Estate Committees of the Foundation. Also appointed to the Mission House Charity at Chadwick End on behalf of the Trustees.

Elected to Warwick district council in 2002. She has been a magistrate in Warwickshire since 1986 and Deputy chairman of the Family panel since 1990.

Clare was previously a non-executive director of South Warwickshire Combined Care NHS Trust with particular responsibility for the mentally ill. A school governor. Chair of Stoneleigh Parish Council and councillor for 17 years. Chair of the Dame Alice Leigh Almshouse, Stoneleigh, 1984-1989.

Involved in a variety of voluntary organisations, particularly interested in health and well being of older people in the community.

Clare Hopkinson

Clare Hopkinson
After leaving Wimbledon college of art where I studied theatre costume design I joined selfridges where I worked for 5 years firstly as a trainee in retail management and latterly as a training officer training the graduates. I married, had 4 children and moved to live in dusseldorf Germany where I retrained as a teacher teaching English as a foreign language and worked for various large german firms.

I returned to live in Warwickshire 18 years ago and became a County Councillor for Warwick West and teen High Sheriff of the County in 2014.

I became a trustee of Lady Katherine on 2016.

Sue Woodman - Bailiff to the Foundation

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Revd. Kathy Lloyd-Roberts

Master of the Foundation

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Arms of Lady Katherine Leveson

The Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson
Registered Charity no. 213618
Temple Balsall, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands B93 0AN

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