Our Trustees are primarily volunteers. They are invited to serve as Board members due to their commitment to our work and the skills and experience they have to offer.
Nick Johnson has, over the last twenty years, been Director of an Oxford Institute training lawyers, Professor of Law at the University of Warwick and Rector of the Institute of Legal Practice and Development in Rwanda. His interest in penal reform goes back to the early 1970s when he was involved with prisoners’ rights movements. He has a long association with East Africa and, besides Rwanda, has worked in Kenya, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe. As a Trustee of APP he plays an important role in supervising the development of legal education both for prisoners and prison officers.
Paul has been one of APP’s Trustees since 2010. Paul worked for NACRO, Britain’s largest crime reduction charity, for 37 years from 1972 to 2009. From 2002 to 2009 he was NACRO’s Chief Executive, prior to which he was the Director in charge of their prisoners’ resettlement work.
Paul has been a member of the Parole Board of England and Wales since 2010.
Jonathan qualified as a barrister in 1981 and became an investment banker in 1982. He has extensive experience of international finance and investment including capital markets, energy and project finance, venture capital and privatisation. Jonathan is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the College of Law and at the London School of Business & Finance, as well as being a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & investment.
David is the leader of Jigsaw Consult, a social enterprise that provides evidence-based research and strategy for the international development sector. He has worked in 30 countries with a range of donors, governments, INGOs and community-based organisations. He provides mentoring and strategic support for a range of organisations, and speaks regularly at conferences in the UK and internationally. David holds a PhD from the University of London and his doctoral research focused on the place of technology within education in sub-Saharan Africa. Alongside his role at APP, David is also the Chair of Trustees for Refugee Support Network.
George is a recently retired Professor of Law. His family has many connections with Africa and he and his wife took school parties to work in villages in Tanzania. He has written and directed several plays related to Social Justice and he ran a Law and Justice Forum in London. George and his wife now live in Brittany.
Shirlene is currently Head of Industry at Imperial College Health Partners, responsible for enabling the NHS in North West London to work in closer partnership with the commercial sector to provide a more productive market for the development, adoption and dissemination of innovative products and services for the benefits of patients. Prior to this, Shirlene spent over 20 years of her career in industry, working in roles in new product development and business planning, development and operations in China and the UK.