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.
Siobhan is a senior mental health nurse and currently works in the NHS with children and adolescents who have emotional difficulties. She also has experience of working with mothers and newborn babies to enable a secure attachment to develop between mother and child. Although Siobhan primarily works within the field of mental health she also has experience in general and palliative care nursing.
As the mother of APP’s founder Alexander McLean, Lynn has been connected to APP since its inception in 2004 and was a founder member of the Board of Trustees when it became an NGO in the UK in 2007. She has been actively involved in fund raising activities, attending functions and meetings to promote APP. She has contributed enormously to the overall development and expansion of APP.
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.
Bob trained as an engineer and worked in industry for a number of years before joining the UK Prison Service where he worked for 37 years.
As well as working operationally as a member of senior management teams in prisons he has developed and implemented criminal justice policies for both central and local government.
Since retiring in January 2010 he has worked as an independent consultant on a range of criminal justice projects in a number of different countries.