Our Trustees

As a registered charity, our Board of Trustees has responsibility for oversight and good governance of the charity's finances, property, and administration of the charity according to charity law.

 

 

Tim Wheeler

Tim Wheeler

Chair of Trustees

Tim first became involved with The Little Princess Trust when he took on the role of Head at Hereford Cathedral Junior School and says he has been privileged, as a trustee and as chair, to be a part of the charity’s amazing development during that time.
Tim is trustee and grants secretary for iTrust, a governor for a local primary school and has recently been appointed as a magistrate.
Tim, who was awarded an MBE in 2019 for services to charity and education, brings experience in leadership, governance, strategic planning and the management of change.

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Lauren Murrell

Lauren Murrell

Vice Chair

Lauren Murrell is the co-founder of By Sarah London, a natural skincare company she founded with her sister, Sarah, in 2017 after recovering from a life-threatening form of leukaemia.
She is a qualified lawyer having worked in London, New York and the Caribbean, and read Geography at Oxford University. Her guiding mantra is "live life as if everything is rigged in your favour".
She said: "From first donating my hair to the charity nine years ago as it started to fall out, to beating the odds and surviving cancer, being a Trustee of the Little Princess Trust is such an honour and real privilege."

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Simon Tarplee

Simon Tarplee

Co-Founder

As well as being a co-founder of the Trust, after losing my daughter, Hannah, to cancer, I am also a Trustee. My particular responsibilities include oversight of our medical research grants, IT strategy and risk management. My role as a trustee is to work behind the scenes to allow the charity to flourish. When challenges arise it’s very gratifying to see how the board and management team quickly come together to deliver a solution. One of the most gratifying things about my role is hearing from the people we’ve helped; often very touching and deeply personal stories that we would never share on the website.

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Tim Lowe

Tim Lowe

Co-Founder

Along with Simon and Wendy, Tim is a founder of The Little Princess Trust and he was Chair during the formative years of the charity.
He was Hannah’s headmaster at Hereford Cathedral Junior School, taught in both the independent and maintained sector and was a head of two independent schools.
Since retiring as a head he has been an educational consultant working nationally and internationally.
He keeps links in Hereford through family, LPT and being founder and chair of the Herefordshire Cricket Society.
He has also founded another smaller cancer charity and has a commendation from the Beacon Fellowship for charitable work.

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Kate Bliss

Kate Bliss

Kate became involved with The Little Princess Trust when she donated to the charity the profits raised in her role as presenter of a BBC Antiques show and subsequently appeared on BBC’s Celebrity Mastermind in aid of LPT.
Kate combines her regular television appearances with running her own Fine Art Valuation business and as a Fellow of the Gemmological Society of Great Britain, specializes in jewellery.
Kate uses her role in the media to promote awareness of LPT and is committed to supporting its outstanding and ground- breaking work.
Living in Herefordshire for most of her life, Kate has seen LPT grow from its roots in the county to the far-reaching charity it is today.
Kate is enormously proud to become a trustee and brings an analytical and creative mind, business acumen as well as great enthusiasm to the board.

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Rob Pizii

Rob Pizii

My current role as Director of Finance & Resources at Hereford Cathedral School and previous roles in operational management have generated many transferable skills that I use in my role as a Trustee. I have taken the lead on the development of the charity’s investment policy, as well as regularly reviewing the operations and strategic direction, providing clear guidance for the Charity Manager. I am glad to do my small bit to help such a worthwhile cause.

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Mark Vickress

Mark Vickress

Mark is a Chartered Certified Accountant and a Partner at Ducketts Trusted Advisers.
He has a wealth of experience advising at board level with his commercial clients.
Prior to becoming a trustee of LPT, Mark had been supporting the charities Finance, Audit, Investment and Risk committee as a trusted advisor.
He is “Extremely proud to be able to share his skills and experience with the Little Princess Trust as a Trustee.”

The MBE for volunteer groups, awarded to The Little Princess Trust by Her Majesty The Queen.