They make sure all decisions put the needs of the beneficiaries first and safeguard the John Badley Foundation's assets, ensuring these are used well and that the charity is run sustainably. They delegate the day-to-day running of the charity to the Development team and often devote time outside of meetings to support the team’s work.

Mark Hanson, Chair

Mark is deputy managing partner at Hakluyt where he leads the North American business. Before joining Hakluyt, he saw active service in the UK military in Operation Desert Storm, worked as a diplomat in Tehran and as a consultant at Bain & Company. Mark attended Bedales and the University of Cambridge. He has an MBA from INSEAD and is a former deputy chairman of UK Sport.

Will Goldsmith, Trustee

Will is Head of Bedales Schools. Will started English teaching in the state sector, following roles in university administration and studying an MA in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. He then moved to teach in the independent sector including as Director of Teaching and Learning at Latymer Upper before moving to Bedales in 2021. A keen linguist, Will is particularly active in supporting diversity and LGBT+ rights. He is also a pianist and keen singer who has a passion for the arts.

Richard Lushington, Trustee

Following a 19 year career in the Royal Air Force, which included serving on operations in Afghanistan and as part of Air Operations Iraq and which culminated in the command of a support wing, Richard became the Bursar and Clerk to the Governors of Bedales School in 2010 continuing in the role today.  He acts as secretary to the Bedales Grants Trust Fund and as a director of Bedales Services.  Richard actively supports the work of the Grocers’ Company and in particular its support of education.

Christopher Campbell, Trustee

Christopher is a senior partner at CapVest, an international private equity firm.  He is a dual citizen of the U.S.A, where he was born and raised, and the U.K., where he has lived and worked for over 20 years.  Christopher holds a degree in European History from the University of Pennsylvania and before that attended Westminster School, a boarding school in Connecticut where he now serves as a Trustee.  He is a former Bedales parent.

Esme Allman, Trustee

Esme Allman is a theatre-maker, poet and facilitator from South London. She read History at the University of Edinburgh, graduating in 2019. A former recipient of a John Badley Foundation bursary, she attended Bedales between 2013 and 2015 and was Deputy Head Girl in her 6.2 year. 

Victoria Bonham Carter, Trustee

Victoria Bonham Carter has enjoyed seeing all three of her children flourish under the Bedales umbrella. Her youngest child is currently studying for A Levels. Victoria trained in Stage and Costume Design at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School before embarking on a 15-year career as a freelance television presenter, mainly for children’s and travel programmes. Now she is more likely to be found on the Beaulieu River where she races her Scow and teaches sailing to local primary school children. She runs creative workshops from her studio in London. 

Anna Land, Trustee

Anna is a writer and publisher who has two daughters at Bedales and another who is an Old Bedalian. She was previously Commissioning Editor for the Century and Arrow imprints at Penguin Random House and headed up the non-fiction department of Arrow. In addition to the JBF, Anna also supports the Early Learning Community in Feltham, a partnership between the Reach Academy and Save the Children. Originally from Devon, she was brought up in Buckinghamshire and graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MA (Hons) in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology.