The Team

TRENT PARK MUSEUM TRUST

The Trent Park Museum Trust is working to seek the establishment of Trent Park Museum. It is formally recognised by Berkeley Homes, the owner of the site, as the relevant body to secure and oversee the development and eventual operation of the Museum.

Trent Park Museum Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales with Registered Charity Number 1169382.

Trustees include:

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Jason Charalambous – Chairman

Jason Charalambous is Chairman of the Trent Park Museum Trust. He founded the Save Trent Park campaign in late 2014 following the departure of Middlesex University from the site and its neglect during its brief ownership by a private Malaysian University and has been leading the team in securing the Museum.

He is a qualified barrister and practising solicitor-advocate. Jason grew up close to Trent Park and currently represents the area as a local councillor.

Twitter: @JasonTGC

Facebook: @JasonTGCharalambous

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Dr Helen Fry Historical Director
Dr Helen Fry – Deputy Chairman

Dr Helen Fry is the Deputy Chairman of the Trust. She is an author and World War Two historian and is the campaign’s historical expert.

She has written over twenty books, and has particular expertise on the war-time role of Trent Park which features in her books The M Room: Secret Listeners who Bugged the Nazis and Spymaster: the Secret Life of Kendrick.

Twitter: @DrHelenFry

Facebook: @HelenFryAuthor

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Lord Cholmondeley
Lord Cholmondeley

The Marquess of Cholmondeley, KCVO DL

David Cholmondeley is a great-nephew of Sir Philip Sassoon, who owned and restored Trent Park in the 1920s and 30s. He currently manages a family-owned historic house, Houghton Hall in Norfolk, which is open to the public; and runs two agricultural estates in Norfolk and Cheshire.
He also holds (since 1990) the hereditary position of Lord Great Chamberlain of the United Kingdom.
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Simon Crawshaw
Simon Crawshaw – Treasurer

Simon Crawshaw is the Treasurer of the Trust. He is a leading barrister at Atkin Chambers with a broad commercial practice, specialising in the construction sector.

Simon brings a wealth of legal knowledge and experience to the team.

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Helen Lederer

Helen Lederer is a comedian, writer and actress.

Her grandfather, Ernst Lederer, was a ‘Secret Listener’ intelligence operative at Trent Park during World War Two.

Twitter: @HelenLederer

Facebook: @HelenLederer

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Winston Newman
Winston Newman

Winston Newman is an architect who has designed and built a wide range of residential and commercial projects throughout London and Hertfordshire.

His work has included schemes within conservation areas and the refurbishment of a variety of community projects.

He has been a consultant architect to the pharmaceutical industry, working with them to develop innovatory flexible laboratory space to speed research.

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Iain Standen
Iain Standen

Iain Standen FRSA is the CEO of the Bletchley Park Trust, prior to which he served for 28 years as a commissioned officer in the British Army.

Iain trained at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and the British Army Staff College. He was commissioned into the Royal Corps of Signals and commanded at every rank from Lieutenant to Colonel; worked in both the communications and intelligence fields; and served as a staff officer at the Ministry of Defence and a range of other headquarters where he specialised in strategic policy and plans.

Twitter: @IainStanden

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Alan Perkin
Alan Perkin – Secretary

Alan Perkin is the Secretary to the Trust. He is a chemical engineer who has worked for major and smaller Contracting, Consulting and Software companies and has held progressively senior roles for Business Development in the Oil and Gas Industry. Recently retired, his international experience included all hands-on activities to drive and grow business from strategy development, opportunity identification, through pre-qualification, Proposal creation and management, to contract negotiation, closure and handover.

Married with two daughters and having lived in close proximity to Trent Park for over 30 years, his interests are Trent Park itself, local history of Cockfosters, opera and as a Volunteer helping in the restoration of a WW2 vintage aircraft to full flying condition for an aviation Museum.

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ADVISORY TEAM

Our Advisory Team consists of a number of key experts from various sectors, and includes:

Aadam Ali, Trent Park archivist

Sir Michael Bear, former Lord Mayor of the City of London

Theodora Clarke, exhibition curator and art historian

Damian Collins MP, Chairman of the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee and historian on Sir Philip Sassoon

Tony Hillman, Chairman of the Trent Park Conservation Committee

Phil Froom, Military historian and specialist

Oliver Lieva, Trent Park historical consultant and archivist

Alan Mitellas, Trent Park historical consultant

Mark Magidson, Creative Director of Exhibition Plus, a dedicated interpretative exhibition design group

Ian Mulcahey, Managing Director and Principal of Gensler, the world’s leading collaborative design firm

Professor Peter Stansky, Emeritus Professor of History at Stanford University and expert on Sir Philip Sassoon

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PARTNERS

We are part of The Prince’s Regeneration Trust BRICK mentoring scheme.