Our Trustees

Our team

Michael Anderson
Trustee
Michael is a business angel and adviser to small businesses. He has been CEO of companies in the printing and e-learning sectors and non-executive director of a number of early stage, growing businesses. He is now Chairman of Amphio, a company which creates exceptional digital products for cultural organisations. He is also the co-author of "Successful Business Plans" and a mentor for The Prince's Trust.
Andrew Barstow
Chair
Andrew joined the Cranfield Trust as Chair of Trustees in January 2018. He is one of the two Founding and Managing Partners of 4ChangePartners, a consulting firm helping companies to manage strategic change, in addition, Andrew has a small Non-Executive Director Portfolio. Prior to January 2018 he spent the last 25 years as a senior partner at Ernst & Young, providing Technology and Change consulting support to major corporates globally.
Crispin Drummond
Trustee
Crispin spent 30 years banking overseas before settling down in Winchester to buy a bookshop. He has served on the boards of several local charities involved in youth clubs, social housing and relationship counselling.
Gaynor Humphreys
Trustee
Gaynor has had a long career in the voluntary sector, focussing strongly on developing and running associations and networks, nationally and internationally, and the promotion of philanthropy and effective funding for the sector. She is trustee of several charities including Child Poverty Action Group and others very local to her home in North London.
Stephanie Hussels
Trustee
Dr Stephanie Hussels joined our Trustee Board in 2017. Stephanie teaches at Cranfield University on executive, graduate, and doctoral levels on entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, family business and quantitative research methods. Her current research focuses on entrepreneurial resilience, family business and business survival. Stephanie has written several prize winning case studies and is now frequently asked to give talks about case study writing and teaching. Stephanie has also been an invited member of the judging panel for the National Business Awards, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Growth Investor Award and the Case Centre Awards Competition. She has also been an external mentor at JLAB, the John Lewis incubator.
Hilary Sears
Trustee
Hilary is a Cranfield alumna, and has great experience in the commercial world, in particular in executive search, and also in the voluntary sector through her Chairmanship of Kids and the MS Society.
Nick Starkey
Trustee
Nick is a Deputy Director in the Department for Business, University and Skills, where he leads policy on the funding, sharing, and commercialising of scientific research and the sustainability of research institutes. Prior to joining BIS Nick lead on voluntary sector policy at the Cabinet Office, which he joined from the British Red Cross. He has a varied history of voluntary activity.