Paul Walsh, Co-founding trustee
I am a Warwick School Alumni and successful local entrepreneur, having co-founded Jellyfish and Infinity. I saw the potential in the ACE Foundation idea and came on board as the Founding Benefactor, determined to make a difference.
Chris Pearce, Co-founding trustee
I am passionate about providing access to new opportunities for young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. My career has included founding digital marketing companies and running marketing services agencies and consultancies. I live in Reigate and have two grown up children.
Emma Loughran, Co-founding trustee
As a teacher in state education since 1994, and raising three teenagers of my own, I am strongly committed to creating a level playing field for young people to aim high and think big, whatever their background circumstances.
Kerry Oakley, Co-founding trustee
Jane Pearce, Steering Group founder member
I am a qualified careers professional working with young people in state education. I embrace the importance of developing employability skills for future prospects, and I am passionate about social mobility. My careers practice is informed by over 20 years working in the pharmaceutical industry in a variety of roles including mentoring new graduates and advising on career planning.
Amy Blackwell, Steering Group founder member
Having worked as a History teacher within the local community since 2005, and now a Senior Leader for Teaching & Learning, I am dedicated to providing exciting opportunities for young people. I have been taking students on overseas curriculum-based trips for years and am heavily involved with outdoor education such as Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions.