Petition update

Our Trustees

Friends of Lydiard Park
Wroughton, United Kingdom

Jun 25, 2016 — As promised here are the Trusts inaugral trustees

Mike Bowden (Chair) - Former FTSE 100 Managing Director and Company Secretary and currently CEO Swindon Speedway 


Per-Axel Warensjo (Vice-Chair) – Former Finance and HR Director within the technology sector and currently a local Parish chairman and CFO of Swindon Speedway.


Kevin Fisher - Swindon resident for 54 years, electronics engineer background and former employee of a multinational technology company where he held various European level management roles. Currently chair of the Shaw Residents' Association


Sarah Finch Crisp - Former Director of Chiswick House and Gardens Trust and previously Head of Heritage at Swindon Borough Council and led The Lydiard Park Restoration Project 


Richard Howroyd - Chartered Accountant and procurement professional with significant public/private sector experience. He has lived in Swindon for over 15 years. He is currently Head of Strategic Procurement & Commissioning for local authority which is world renowned for its heritage expertise.


Gary Bond - Managing Director of McArthurGlen responsible for the development of retail space across Europe and Canada. Before that he was responsible for the Swindon Railway works redevelopment (one of the largest regeneration projects in the UK).This role and his work at McArthurGlen has involved extensive work with listed buildings.


Daniel Rose - Leads market research for the National Trust and is actively involved in Swindon's voluntary and community sector where he has been the vice chair of Voluntary Action Swindon, chair of Swindon Youth Partnership and has led many local heritage and culture related projects. Currently he is chair of The Mechanics' Institution Trust and sits on the Swindon Heritage board.


We are in discussions with a number of people including Lydiard staff and members of  various local organisations ( particularly schools, charities community groups and businesses) with a view to appointing additional trustees over the summer.

If any of our supporters would like to express an interest in becoming a trustee please leave a comment to that effect on the petition.


As ever my continued thanks for your outstanding  support.