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Our volunteer fundraising committees are dynamic groups of businessmen and businesswomen who believe in the work of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award and use their extensive expertise and networks to further the work of our charity.

They are tasked with organising events and introducing new initiatives to spread the message about our work to new audience, helping us raise our profile and to enable us to fulfil our strategic objectives.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Development Group

Chairman - HRH The Earl of Wessex, KG, GCVO
Ruth Anderson, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Peter Bill, Journalist, Estates Gazette and London Evening Standard
Mel Ewell, CEO, Amey
David Hempleman Adams, LVO, OBE, DL, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Martin Lovegrove, Chairman - Global Energy, Citigroup
Ashok Rabheru, CVO, DL, Chairman, Genisys Group
Malcolm Scott
John Spanswick, CBE, Chairman Bovis Lend Lease
James Stewart, Partner, ECI Partners LLP
Patricia Tehan, Founder & Partner, Lygon Group

For more information on The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Development Group, please contact Jacqui.Larcombe@DofE.org


Property Committee

Chairman – Peter Bill, Journalist, Estates Gazette and London Evening Standard
Earle Arney, Director, Woods Bagot
Sue Brown, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting
Julia Cahill, Deputy Editor, Estates Gazette
Graham Emmett, Partner, IGC Longbow
Susan Freeman, Real Estate Partner, Mishcon de Reya
Paul Gallagher, Property Director, Britannia Parking
Susan Geddes, Head of Real Estate Finance, Santander
Clare Hartnell, Partner, Grant Thornton
Ashley Muldoon, CEO, Brookfield Multiplex
Ian Raeburn, Retail Portfolio Director, Delancey
Martin Samworth, Managing Director, CBRE
Graham Stuart, Managing Director, Britannia Parking
Gary Yardley, Investment Director, CapCo

For more information about the Property Committee, contact Caroline.Glen@DofE.org


Women in Business Committee

Chair – HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO
Vice-Chair – Claire Owen, Leader of Vision and Values, The SG Group
Vanessa Blackmore, Co-Managing Partner, Sullivan and Cromwell LLP
Elissa Bayer, Investment Director, Williams de Broë Limited
Julie Devonshire, Director of Ventures, UnLtd (until January 2013)
Maria Kempinska, Founder, Jongleurs
Lady Demetra Pinsent, Entrepreneur
Lisa Shapiro, The Licensing Company
Jackie Stevenson, Partner, Brooklyn Brothers
Patricia Tehan, Founder and Partner, Lygon Group 

For more information about the Women in Business Group, please contact Jacqui.Larcombe@DofE.org  


The Duke's 100 Golf Committee

Chair - Simon Jones
James Devane
Daphne Fagan
Tove Goddard
John Spanswick, CBE