Our Trustees

Kelvin Jones - Chair

Kelvin has been a Senior Executive for 40 years at the BBC up to board level. He brings extensive knowledge of fundraising, commercial deal making, contract management and project management, having run and delivered a number of complex IT projects in excess of £50m. Additionally he has considerable operation experience with accountability and profit and loss responsibility for a range of business units within the BBC up to £150m p.a. Kelvin is currently the Business Director of a technology start-up funded by ITV and Channel 4, and is also the Business Development Director for Silverback Films in Bristol.

Kelvin Jones

Elizabeth Scholey - Secretary

Liz Scholey qualified at Bristol University Medical School. She spent her life working under her maiden name Dr Liz Potter. Initially she specialised in Paediatrics, but spent her last 28 years as a G.P. in Bristol North West. She retired in 2014. She is married to a film and TV documentary maker and has been Director/Company Secretary of his independent media company since his departure from the BBC in 2008. She has also managed his partnership property company with special responsibility for the pension trust. Liz is also part of our Health and Safeguarding Committee.

Elizabeth Scholey

Richard Cartwright - Treasurer

Richard is a Partner in Saffery LLP, a long established, national firm of Chartered Accountants and Tax advisors. He joined the firm in 2002 from PwC and is based in their Bristol office. He advises many wealthy and influential individuals, families and trustees who own land and property as well as a number of successful entrepreneurs across the country who are involved in a whole array of business and philanthropic activities. His areas of expertise are around business and ownership structures as well as strategic business and tax planning. He also is a member of the firms Management Board. He joined Gympanzees as a Trustee in 2023. Prior to that he held Governance roles at Clifton College where he was also a member of the finance Committee and had a similar role at Truro School.

Esther White

Esther is a Chartered Accountant who has run her own practice for 19 years. She has three children – one with special educational needs, and so has personal knowledge of the service users and the current provision of disabled services local to Bristol.

Esther White

Dr. Mark Mason MBE

Mark is a serial entrepreneur. He has set up, grown and sold three businesses. With a degree in Electronic Engineering and a diploma in marketing Mark brings a wealth of commercial experience and a wide business network. In 2014 Mark awarded an honorary Doctorate in Technology and in 2017 he was awarded an MBE for his services to the Digital Industry. Mark is currently a founder member of the Bristol Private Equity Club which helps local business raise seed capital from local business people. Mark has one daughter Milly and he flies hot air balloons in his spare time.
Mark Mason, Gympanzees Trustee

Luigi De Luca

Luigi De Luca is Professor of Marketing and Innovation, and member of the Senior Management Team at Cardiff Business School. He holds a PhD in Business Administration from Bocconi University (Milan) and has more than 15 years of experience as marketing and innovation researcher and educator. Through his academic work he has collaborated with large organisations such as 3M, Tetra Pak, and Centrica and has led successful knowledge transfer projects between academia and industry funded by Innovate UK. Luigi has published in the world’s most prestigious academic journals and has been invited as presenter or keynote speaker across Europe, China, US and Africa. In January 2021, Luigi was appointed to the board of directors of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), a global community of thousands of innovation managers and scholars (as the only non-US director). Outside his professional commitments, he’s been actively contributing as parent governor to his local primary school since 2019.

Christopher Haslam

Chris is a retired Chartered Surveyor (FRICS) with 50 years experience in property development, investment and management in the UK and Canada. He also held professional qualifications in Canada and the USA as a Chartered Environmentalist. As a director of a number of companies I have been involved in the various aspects of running companies. Since retiring, he has been a Trustee of a new charity which involved assisting in large capital fundraising and also in a Multi Academy Trust and as a Governor of a sixth form college. Gympanzees building at Aust is an exciting project for such a necessary centre.

Heledd Wynn

Heledd Wyn is a Partner (at Shakespeare Martineau) in private & long-term care. Based in Bristol Heledd has a great deal of experience across a range of future planning, private wealth and Court of Protection work. Specialising in future planning, Heledd provides expert advice and guidance in respect of Wills, Power of Attorney, long-term care, and asset protection to both private individuals and business owners. She also provides advice on inheritance tax and trusts. Heledd is well known for her expertise in long-term and elderly care matters. Her knowledge of navigating the legal aspects of the care system, particularly the funding of care and challenging the decisions made by local authority assessments, make her invaluable to those dealing with care planning for themselves, or their loved ones. She has particular experience in dealing with NHS Continuing Health Care funding and Court of Protection applications. Heledd is nationally recognised as an expert in her field, as demonstrated by the requests to deliver training and commentary in both legal and national press.

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