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Our Trustees

The Trustees of the Vivat Trust are as follows:

Paul Gray
Chairman
Paul Gray is Marketing Director at the law firm, Bates Wells Braithwaite, having previously been Marketing Partner at King Sturge LLP, international property consultants. He is Chairman of Pepys House Trust, and was the first administrator for The Friends of Christ Church Spitalfields which restored Hawksmoor's monumental church. He read history at London University, specialising in architectural history. 

Martin Christopher
Martin Christopher is Emeritus Professor of Marketing and Logistics at Cranfield School of Management, one of Europe's leading business schools.  Professor Christopher is also a Visiting Professor at a number of Universities in the UK, Australia and Europe.  He has published widely and his work on logistics and supply chain management has been recognised globally.  As well as his academic work Martin Christopher acts as an adviser to a number of companies and other organisations. 

Michael Clifton
Michael Clifton was a Partner at Darbys Solicitors, an Oxford firm of Solicitors. He later became a Consultant for Darby's before his retirement in 2004. Michael had conducted the Vivat Trust's business affairs whilst at Darby's. He is also a Trustee of the Country Houses Foundation, Lady Nuffield Home, Oxford, the Oxford Eye Foundation and sits on the board of the Friends of the Ashmolean. 

Steve Clutton
Steve gained a first class degree in Chemistry from Nottingham University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.  He has extensive international experience of financial and commercial management having held senior roles within KPMG, British Telecom and Barclays Bank.  Steve was most recently Group Finance Director of IG Group Holdings Plc, a retail financial services firm listed on the London Stock Exchange with a value of £2bn. 

Simon Green
Simon Green is an architectural historian working in the Survey and Recording Section of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. He has lectured and published on a wide variety of subjects. He is currently working on a biography of Peter Womersley, a modernist architect, the architectural development of Dumfries House, Ayrshire and the architecture of the Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland. He is the Honorary Secretary of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain and the Chairman of the National Trust for Scotland's Architecture Advisory Panel. 

John Tweddle  
John Tweddle has worked with Bidwells Property Consultants since 1969. He became an Associate Partner in 1978; an Equity Partner in 1982 and was Senior Partner from 1989 to 2000. He now works mainly with the firm's key investor clients in the field of large scale projects, portfolio management and investment. Major projects he has been involved in include the development of Europe's largest Science Park at Cambridge, and the acquisition in 2009 of the O2 Dome, both for Trinity College.

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