Management Team

Kevin Mathieson

Chief Executive

Allan Jolly

Director of Business Development

Caroline Talboys

Director of Finance

Sally McCluskie

Clinical and Recruitment Director

Shea Donovan

Camp Director

Anna Wall-Budden

Director of Fundraising

Emma Graver

Director of Marketing and Communications

Meet our Patrons

Sir Kenneth Branagh

“I’m proud to be a Patron and avid supporter of this wonderful little UK children’s charity. I have watched, often in wonder, how Over The Wall’s small team of staff and their fabulous volunteers, have consistently delivered the most wonderful, life-changing experiences to seriously ill children and their families – year after year and always free-of-charge.”

Over The Wall Trustee Marc Koska OBE

Marc Koska OBE

Marc Koska OBE is the inventor of the K1 auto-disable syringe and founder of the SafePoint charity. Mark is a highly regarded advocate around the world for needle safety in both immunisation and therapeutic sectors.

Gordon Cooper

Non – Exec Director and Co-Founder tccglobal NV Amsterdam. An international company specialised in loyalty marketing campaigns for the world’s leading food retailers – based in Milan and New York for 30 years before returning to the UK in 2014. Earlier career in advertising and publishing. Currently serves on the boards of tccglobal, Summit Media, Over the Wall and Keystone Games.

Over The Wall Trustee Gordon Cooper
Chris van der Kuyl CBE, FRSE

Chris Van Der Kuyl

Chris van der Kuyl is one of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs working across the technology, media, gaming and entertainment sectors. Chris is most notably co-founder and chairman of multiple award-winning games developer 4J Studios, best known for developing Minecraft for Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo games consoles. He and fellow co-founder Paddy Burns launched Chroma Ventures, the investment arm of 4J Studios, in 2021.

Chris is chairman of; Broker Insights, Puny Astronaut, Stormcloud Games and Ace Aquatec and sits on the boards of; Parsley Box, Blippar, Ant Workshop and ADV Holdings. He is also a non-executive director of the Ballie Gifford US Growth Trust.

Alongside his commercial roles, he was the founding chairman of Entrepreneurial Scotland and is currently a member of multiple advisory and local charity boards. Elected as one of the youngest Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2013, Chris was also formally recognised for his contribution to technology in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020, becoming a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Lara Zibners Lohr

Lara Zibners Lohr is a paediatric emergency medicine physician, medical educator, author and mother of three. American born, she spent 13 years living and working in London before relocating to Vienna, Austria. A trustee since 2014, she has also previously been an active member of the clinical advisory board. She currently holds a national educator post at the Royal College of Surgeons, England, an honorary consultant post in paediatric emergency medicine within the NHS, as well as a nonclinical academic post in New York.

Our Trustees

Our Trustees are drawn from all walks of life, including parents whose children have visited camp, medical professionals, volunteers and senior business people. All are united by a desire to continuously improve outcomes and services for seriously ill children and their families.

Ever thought about becoming a Trustee or a non-Trustee Board Member? If you would like further information please get in touch.

Our Current Trustees

Joe Cronly – Chairman
Duncan King
John Bremridge
Richard Chapman
Jos Sharp
Jonathan Goring
Mark Fidler
Andrew Richards
Alma Lawrie
Neil McDonald
Cynthia Davis
Sebastian Stachowiak
Zachary Boulden
Dr Cathy Morley-Jacob