Our Board of Trustees and supporters help us continue our mission as the living legacy to Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better.
Wayne Bulpitt founded the Active Group Limited in 2002 and has over 35 years’ experience in creating, managing and developing investment products and regulatory services from a commercial perspective.
At the same time as successfully building Active Group and associated businesses, Wayne has been a passionate supporter of philanthropy and volunteering, especially in the support and development of young people. He was at the centre of the strategic leadership of the Scout Movement in the UK from 2001, overseeing its significant transformation and growth and was made a Vice-President in September 2016.
A highly regarded inspirational leader and philanthropist, Wayne’s significant contributions were recognised in the 2017 Birthday Honours when he was made Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his voluntary services to young people.
Mark McLane is the Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Well-being for M&G, an international savings and investments business across the UK, Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Prior to M&G, he held the position of Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Barclays PLC, a UK based consumer and investment bank. Mr. McLane has also held the positions Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Booz Allen Hamilton, in Washington D.C. and Chief Diversity Officer for Whirlpool Corporation, a Fortune 500 company in Benton Harbor Michigan.
Fahan received The Diana Award Active Campaigner in 2011 while at school for running a campaign to cut its carbon footprint and was later elected Environment and Ethics Officer for her university Student Unionю As a volunteer for the Diana Award Fahan was part of the pilot cohort of mentors for the Diana Award Mentoring Programme in 2014 helping students run their own social action project in their community.
Fahan began her career in investment banking at Citi in 2016 where she works in the Healthcare, Consumer & Wellness group with clients from the EMEA region. In recent years Fahan has been volunteering as a St John Ambulance First Aider providing support at public events in London and was among the volunteer vaccinators for the NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Service.
Dan Lawes is a 21-year-old political activist and children’s rights campaigner from Manchester. As a recipient of the prestigious Legacy Award, he hopes to use his own experiences with the charity to champion the next generation of changemakers.
Dan will be part of the 7th cohort of Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua University in Beijing, studying for a Masters in Global Affairs. He is the co-founder and Chairman of YouthPolitics UK, a national, youth-led, and non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering the next generation through democratic engagement. Dan also champions the voices of young people in policymaking and public affairs through various roles, including as an Ambassador to the #iWill Campaign and Youth Champion to the UK Mission to the UN. Alongside this, he serves as the Deputy Co-Chair on the Board of Trustees for Young Manchester.
James joined the RBS Group in 2012, initially working across the Personal Banking franchise before moving to the Commercial Bank where he is now the Business Management lead for NatWest’s Business Banking franchise, which supports nearly one million SME customers across the UK.
James attained his Bachelors degree in Law from Durham University and his postgraduate degree in History from University of Oxford. A keen rugby player to this day, during his university years James represented England at student level with 3 caps, in addition to being awarded a Rugby Blue from Oxford.
James is a champion for young people in business, recently founding a new Digital and Innovation Apprenticeship to provide career opportunities for students from underprivileged backgrounds. He was recognised in 2018 with a City of London’s Leaders of Tomorrow award.
Patsy Kane has worked in seven schools in three Local Authorities and has worked at senior management level in Manchester for nearly thirty years.
Patsy was appointed head of Whalley Range 11-18 High School in January 2007. In September 2014, she became the Executive Headteacher of the Education and Leadership Trust, with the co-operative values at its heart.
Patsy has also been on the National Council for the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) for ten years, she chaired the Curriculum and Assessment committee at Council for three years until 2016 and was Membership Secretary. The Education Foundation included her on a list of Education Reformers of the Year for 2014. Patsy has also been a member of a DFE/Home Office working group around Prevent.
Elizabeth is a mother to two tech-savvy little boys, a lawyer from California, a law professor in France and an eSafety consultant in the EMEA region. She is a monthly contributor to France 24 on parenting in the digital age. Elizabeth worked with The Diana Award on the ENABLE anti-bullying campaign from 2014-2016 to create support for children, parents and policy-makers.
Elizabeth is a member of the Working Group of experts on Digital Citizenship Education and an independent expert on Digital Parenting and Children and Internet for the Children’s Rights Division of Council of Europe. She is an advisor on European Cooperation and International Projects for e-Enfance, a French online child protection association providing support to parents and children in the digital age. And her core work involves staying abreast of trends and challenges in technology and researching solutions for parenting in the digital age.
Lindsay is a chartered accountant (ACA) and psychology graduate. After working for a City of London firm as a business and charity adviser post qualification, she has held senior leadership team finance and operational roles in national charities for over 28 years. These include the Alzheimer’s Society, YMCA England and Wales and the Scout Association. Lindsay is currently completing a interim project as CEO of YMCA George Williams College which specialises in youth work education and research. She also took a lead role in governance of these charities.
As volunteer treasurer, Lindsay served 11 years on the board of England’s national governing body for netball. She has just finished a five year term as President of England Netball during a period where the sport (which is aimed at keeping women and girls of all ages active) has rapidly grown in popularity. Competition has become more visible at elite and community levels, with the England Roses winning for the first time Commonwealth Gold in 2018 and staging an award winning Netball World Cup in Liverpool during 2019. Lindsay is an ardent believer in the personal development and leadership potential of volunteering, especially for young people.
Former Prime Minister and MP for Witney
Patron of the Child Bereavement Charity and friend of Diana Princess of Wales
Scotland’s former First Minister (2001-2007)
Broadcaster and founder of ChildLine
Former Chief Executive of the Diana Award and Head of CHIPS programme at ChildLine
CEO, Giving Northern Ireland
Judge and coach on BBC1’s ‘Fame Academy’, ITV’s ‘Pop Idol’, ‘Comic Relief does Fame Academy’ and ‘Glee Club’
Footwear and Fashion designer and founder of Jimmy Choo